Katherine Frazer’s Life Force ✾
Painting with Software.
Katherine Frazer’s latest artwork, Life Force, is a collage made from materials created over the last 10 years, inspired by video games, user interfaces, and scrapbooks. The piece includes personal elements such as a self portrait, along with speculative ones, equating them as equal parts of a personal lore.
“I end up thinking of the software as a collaborator, in a way. It's this feedback
loop where I'm designing a piece of software, but I want to be able to surprise myself with it, too.”
— Katherine Frazer
About Katherine Frazer
Katherine Frazer is a designer and artist developing and subverting everyday technology. Frazer's design practice focuses on building applications for creativity (Freeform, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Figma), and her artistic practice utilizes these tools for alternative means – creating collages, animations and digital paintings using source material from other facets of everyday life – her ikebana practice and her iPhone.
Frazer’s work has been included in the Rhizome Artbase and Museum of Crypto Art collection, and she was a panelist at the 2021 edition of the New Museums' Net Aesthetics panel. She graduated with degrees in Communication Design and Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Frazer is based in Brooklyn, New York.
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