Frazier King was born in Virginia and now lives and works in Houston, Texas. He is mostly self taught but has attended classes and workshops sponsored by the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas, and other institutions. His most recent work (“Orchidaceae”) explores the nature of the orchid and enquires whether we may see sensual or spiritual reflections of ourselves. This work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Mexico, Canada, Peru, Belgium and France. Solo shows have been at FotoFest 2010 at the Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX; Kilgore College, Kilgore, Texas; Fotofest 2002 in Houston, TX; Galeria De Arte Fotografica in San Miguel, Mexico; and at Honeysuckle Gallery in Fayetteville, Texas. Prints are included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; and Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A second body of work is an examination of whether each of our collections of personal objects, when photographed tableau, reflects an interior landscape. Finally, work done while traveling in Mexico looks for poetic reflections of the basics of daily life. The two bodies of earlier work have been shown world-wide in numerous exhibitions since 1994.