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
- 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