Edgar Fabián


Edgar Fabián Frías is a nonbinary, queer, indigenous (Wixárika) and Latinx multidisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and psychotherapist. They work in photography, video art, sound, sculpture, printed textiles, GIFs, performance, social practice, and community organizing, among other emergent genres. Most recently they have integrated their diverse practices and collaborative partnerships into the creation of large-scale interactive installations and experiences. Seeking to alter states of awareness through the creation of temporary sanctuaries that act as conduits for respite, empathy, self-reflection, humor, and curiosity. For 2019/2020, Frías is a visual arts fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Research Fellow for the Oklahoma Center for Humanities’ Research Seminar on Play. Recent exhibitions include “Nierika : Santuario Somático” at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon and “Perpetual Flowering” at the Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles, California. Their work has been exhibited at Human Resources (Los Angeles, CA), Machine Project (Los Angeles, CA), SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), ESMoA (El Segundo, CA), Recess Gallery (Portland, OR), Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, OK), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), Performance is Alive (New York, NY), and ArtBo (Bogotá, Colombia), among others. Their work has also recently appeared in The Commons, a public access-style morning show for witches, by witches and as a part of the Many Moons Lunar Planner 2020, created by Sarah Faith Gottesdiener. Born in East Los Angeles in 1983, Frías received dual BA degrees in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of California, Riverside. In 2013, they received an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, with an emphasis on Interpersonal Neurobiology and Somatic Psychotherapy