Jean Alexander Frater

Jean Alexander Frater is currently completing her MFA in Sculptural Practices, at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BA in Philosophy, from University of Dayton. In an effort to find meaning in art and life, Jean extracts elements from everyday objects, in what she defines as poetic experimentation, in an effort to both understand and convey a particular concept. She believes that each object, material, medium and tool add layers of complexity to any form or effort of communication, and it is through exchange – the telling, the understanding, the showing, the hearing – that the richness of human relationships are shaped; and this richness (or simplicity) becomes meaningful through the activation of both maker and viewer.