Photo by Ryan Williams
Letitia Fraser is an Interdisciplinary artist, with a focus in painting and textile. Born and raised in Halifax Nova Scotia. Letitia is also a proud descendant of North Preston.
Coming from a long line of Artists. Her artistic interest was shown early in life. Her interest matured during her high school years driving her desire to continue to NSCAD, where she is a recent graduate with a BFA in interdisciplinary. Fraser’s work centers around her experience as an African Nova Scotian woman growing up in the province’s black communities. As a painter, Letitia draws inspiration from her family and community’s history of quilting.
Her art work has been featured in exhibits at the Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia, the Freedom Festival Art Exhibit coordinated by the African Nova Scotian Music Association; and several exhibits by the Black Artist Network of Nova Scotia (2014-2019). In 2011 she illustrated images for “The Journey Continues; An Atlantic Canada Black experience.” Written by Craig M. Smith.
In 2018 Letitia had the opportunity to have her art work published alongside other women in Understorey Magazines 12th issue dedicated to African Nova Scotian Women. She was also given the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship and the 2018 RBC Emerging
Artist Award from Nova Scotia Talent Trust.
Fraser has participated in several group shows and in 2019 shown her work in solo exhibitions at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, titled Mommay’s Patches: Traditions & Superstitions, and MSVU Art Gallery. Most recently, Fraser has participated in a two artist show alongside Darcie Bernhardt at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia titled Family Patterns (2021-2022). Fraser continues her practice in Halifax, NS.