Whitney Frazier completed her Masters of Art in Community Arts program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007. As a part of her graduate work, she fulfilled a yearlong residency with the Child First Authority, an organization that provides after-school programs for Baltimore City Public Schools. She currently works as the Community Arts Coordinator with Child First, directing an arts program called Art Core. Art Core is a team of professional artists and youth leaders co-teaching in Child First after school programs.
Whether she is creating murals, videos, performances or paintings, Whitney believes that through a collaborative process art has the ability to create social change. Her recent paintings reflect the work that she does with Child First organizers to increase healthy food choices for students in Baltimore City Schools. In 2009- 2010, Whitney collaborated with local artist, Crystal Dunn, to facilitate 3 community murals in N.E. Baltimore (Hamilton) bringing together diverse groups of residents to “re-create” our community spaces. She uses video and performance as a tool for capturing the stories of youth leaders that are involved in social justice and arts after school programs.