Sculpture Professor/Alumna to Teach Anatomy in China

Laura Frazure BFA '86 (Sculpture) returns to Beijing to train professors from eight principal Chinese art schools

April 24, 2013

Sculpture Adjunct Associate Professor Laura Frazure BFA '86 (Sculpture) has been invited to train professors from the eight principal art schools in China this summer. Frazure, who teaches "Structure of the Figure" and "The Body as Form" in the University's School of Art, will help the Chinese introduce anatomy into their art curriculum.

She spent last summer as a visiting professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing teaching anatomy to CAFA graduate students (pictured above). Her residency there also included a lecture, where she presented her work in the context of anatomy and its use in Western art, from archaic Greek sculpture to the present.

Her time spent in China resulted in two exhibitions of her sculptures in Shanghai: "Works" at the World Financial Center and "Mutual Interests" at the Fine Arts College of Shanghai University.

Frazure is included in volume one of the Women in Art series, Masterpieces of Visual Art: The Great Female Artists from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era, and was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Sculpture Review magazine.

She recently presented a lecture on her work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she was a judge for the Stewardson Competition, an annual student competition focusing on the figure.

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