Catriona Fraser was born in Reading, England in 1972. Ms. Fraser is an award winning photographer, the owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery of Bethesda, Maryland and the founder of Secondsight, an organization to support women photographers.
Her work has been exhibited widely in many galleries in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Additionally, her work has been exhibited in the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, the Otero Museum in Colorado, the Museu de Brusque in Brazil and the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City. She has been awarded a variety of awards, including Best of Show at the 1992 Scottish Edzell Art Invitational, Best of Show at the 17th Annual International Photography Competition in Arkansas, First Prize at the Roseville Photography Open and First Prize in Photography at both the 1994 and 1995 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festivals.
As a curator and juror, Ms. Fraser has orchestrated, organized , curated and juried over 100 fine arts shows ranging from being the peer juror at the 1996 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival to curating shows for various Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland galleries and artists' organizations and leagues.
In 1996, Ms. Fraser opened the Fraser Gallery in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The gallery attracted wide critical and public attention and became a preferred vehicle for local emerging artists and national artists, as well as British artists to debut in Washington. In 2002, Ms. Fraser opened a second gallery in Bethesda, MD.
Ms. Fraser serves on the Bethesda Art and Entertainment District Advisory Panel and the Washington School of Photography Advisory Board. She has also served on the Advisory Panel for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Ms. Fraser is Chair of the Trawick Art Prize, a fine art competition that awards $14,000 in prize money to artists residing in Maryland, Washington D.C and Virginia.