Inga Fraser is a curator and writer with over ten years’ experience working in museums and galleries in London. She is an AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral student with Tate and the Royal College of Art researching artists’ engagement with film in Britain in the first half of the twentieth-century.
Areas of interest / research
My present doctoral research focuses on instances when cinematic form, theory, technology, architecture, discourse, ephemera and ideology influenced existing media of painting, sculpture and printmaking, and/ or inspired artists to work with film or forms of paracinema. Within this, portraiture emerges as an occasional genre for artists from the 1920s onwards, both in the form of informal amateur films that document personal and professional relationships, and in the form of figurative works in other media that pay homage to the visual culture of mainstream cinema.
Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture
‘”New relations, unsuspected harmonies”: Modern British Art in Finland, 1906–1964’, FNG Research, Issue No. 4, 2016
‘Tree, Iris (1897–1968)’, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2014)
‘Body, Room, Photograph: Negotiating identity in the self-portraits of Lady Ottoline Morrell’ in Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior, (eds. Penny Sparke and Anne Massey, Ashgate, 2013)