Katherine Frazer is an artist and designer exploring the social implications of consumer technology. Previously she worked at Apple, Figma, and Muze on creation tools.

Her work has been included in the Rhizome Artbase, featured in Codame Art and Tech Festival, Dazed Digital, and PAPER Magazine, with commissions for NewHive and MTV.

She graduated with degrees in Communication Design and Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Frazer is based in Brooklyn, New York.


Exhibitions & Commissions

  • 2021 ⁕ (Upcoming) Art was only a substitute for the Internet, Wrong Biennale
  • 2021 ⁕ (Upcoming) ikebananana2 – sketchbook accessioned into Rhizome's ArtBase
  • 2021 ⁕ ∞ bouquet ∞ toss ∞ feeling, it’s just for you, Solo Show, External Pages
  • 2021 ⁕ Foundation's first NFT drop
  • 2019 ⁕ Peregrination, Wrong Bienniale
  • 2018 ⁕ Department of Love, Shanghai Curators Lab
  • 2018 ⁕ Visual Arts Show, Apple Inc.
  • 2018 ⁕ nocontact/east2west, commission for Publication Studio
  • 2017 ⁕ Mermaids and Unicorns, Peer to Space Gallery
  • 2016 ⁕ Cat Heroicus Sublimis, Peer to Space Gallery
  • 2016 ⁕ Temporary Highs, Bitforms Gallery
  • 2015 ⁕ Commission, "No Chill", MTV
  • 2015 ⁕ Parklets, commission for NewHive
  • 2015 ⁕ Movement Festival, Codame
  • 2015 ⁕ Deliverables, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2014 ⁕ PGH365, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2013 ⁕ PGH365, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2011 ⁕ Floating & Drifting, Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2010 ⁕ Concepts, Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Press, Interviews & Lectures

  • 2021 ⁕ Of models and memes: Women are reclaiming their images via NFTs, Input Mag
  • 2021 ⁕ Net Aesthetics Panel, Rhizome, New Museum
  • 2021 ⁕ Select Your Character: Our New Whitepaper On Gamified Luxury Interview, Highsnobiety x Civilization
  • 2021 ⁕ Condé Nast Artist Talk
  • 2021 ⁕ Katherine Frazer on cutting digital images, fruit, and flowers, Foundation Blog
  • 2021 ⁕ Ikebana Tips for Software Design, IXDA Designer Talk
  • 2021 ⁕ Civilization Issue 5 Contributor
  • 2020 ⁕ Ikebana Tips for Software Design, Or: How Ikebana Made Me Okay with Being a Generalist, California College of the Arts
  • 2020 ⁕ Design AMA, hosted by intern.club and Design Buddies
  • 2020 ⁕ Ikebana Tips for Software Design, Figma Inc.
  • 2020 ⁕ Guest Critic – San Jose State University
  • 2018 ⁕ Civilization Issue 1 contributor
  • 2018 ⁕ Teaching Assistant, Peer2Peer Web Workshop, Decentralized Web Summit, San Francisco, CA
  • 2016 ⁕ Katherine Frazer's 'Float Matrix' Paintings are Cross-Platform Works for the Internet Age, Paper Magazine
  • 2016 ⁕ Artist Feature, NewHive newsletter
  • 2015 ⁕ Future of Art Panelist, Real Future Fair
  • 2015 ⁕ Get Lost in Instagram's Underground Art Scene, Dazed Magazine
  • 2015 ⁕ NewHive newsletter feature
  • 2015 ⁕ Deliverables, Carnegie Mellon Today
  • Awards, Grants & Certifications

  • 2020 ⁕ Linked Text Boxes Patent Issued, Apple Inc.
  • 2019 ⁕ Level 2 Sogetsu Ikebana Certification
  • 2018 ⁕ Level 1 Sogetsu Ikebana Certification
  • 2015 ⁕ AIGA Design Excellence Award
  • 2015 ⁕ Dean's List, All Semesters
  • 2014 ⁕ Edward Syzlinski Blue Sky Thinking Award
  • 2014 ⁕ Small Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient