Living in the Kutch region in the Northwest part of India for 30 years, Judy Frater co-founded Kala Raksha Trust and Museum. An award-winning Ashoka Fellow, she founded the first design schools for artisans: Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya and its current structure Somaiya Kala Vidya. Previously, she was Associate Curator of The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Threads of Identity: Embroidery and Adornment of the Nomadic Rabaris, The Art of the Dyer in Kutch, and numerous other publications. Frater also received the Sir Misha Black Medal.
Resources + Media Mentions
- In response to the Coming Together exhibition, Center for Design and Material Culture Executive Director Sarah Anne Carter reflects on the interdisciplinary nature of the exhibition and its close relationship to two of the CDMC pillars.
- ClothRoads named Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation a top pick for May textile events!
- Read “Judy Frater weaves together UW-Madison students and Indian artisans,” courtesy of The Cap Times
- Judy Frater’s interdisciplinary arts residency events and exhibition “Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation” (April 20-May 27) at UW–Madison
- Division of the Arts to host Judy Frater as the Spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence, courtesy of the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement
- The Department of Art History issued a save the date for Our Kind of Happy Hour with Judy Frater
- ONLINE: Our Kind of Happy Hour courtesy of Isthmus
- Our Kind of Happy Hour with Judy Frater was a featured event in Madison Magazine‘s “26 events to help you get the most out of February“
- UW–Madison to host Judy Frater as the spring 2022 Division of the Arts’ interdisciplinary artist-in-residence
- Judy Frater website: textileslive.com
- UW–Madison Division of the Arts Announces a major change to the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program
- Video: Co Design: An International Collaboration
- Judy Frater on Instagram: @judyfrater
- Blog: Threads of Identity