HUGH FRAZER grew up in Northern Ireland but moved to Dublin in 1987 where he now lives and has a studio. He has had a long interest in painting and holds a diploma in the History of European Painting from Trinity College Dublin. He took up painting in his thirties and studied at extra mural classes at the College of Art in Belfast and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
He currently combines a growing career as a painter with his profession as an expert on combating poverty and social exclusion. He is a former director of both the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust and the Irish Government's Combat Poverty Agency. For five years he was an expert on social inclusion policy at the European Commission in Brussels. He is currently adjunct Professor at Maynooth University and coordinator of the European Commission's European Social Policy Network. He lived in Brussels from 2001 to 2006 and still has a studio apartment there. He is married with three sons.
* The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2015 (Connect)
* The Doorway Gallery, Dublin, 2012 (The Abstracted City)
* European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Brussels, 2009 (Tour Madou in Perspective)
* Chapitre XÌI gallery in Brussels in 2007 (Perspectives Urbaines: Bruxelles - Dublin- Belfast)
Juried and invited exhibitions:
* Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast (1985, 2016, 2018)
* Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019)
* Oireachtas Exhibition, Dublin (1996)
* Iontas National Small Works Exhibition (Sligo, Dublin and Belfast) (1994, 1995, 1998)
* CEER NCAD (1989-2001 – winner of painting prize 1997 and 2001)
* Wexford Opera Festival Exhibition 2012, Greenacres Art Galleries, Wexford
He has works in private collections in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Panama, Switzerland and the USA.