Graham Fracha was born in Annapolis, MD, in 1974. Fracha grew up in Maryland, outside of Washington D.C. His family’s frequent trips to the Hirshhorn Museum were an early influence on his awareness and passion for art. His parent’s desire to visit museums across the United States throughout his youth exposed him to a variety of art. Fracha continues to consciously and subconsciously carry those memories of admiring artwork created by amazing artist from around the world.
Fracha attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.
Fracha’s style is bold and colorful. His artistic approach favors a painterly surface, risk-taking, and clarity of line and form. His paintings convey a wide range of interests; landscapes, architecture, plants, music, poetry, color, line, form and paint. Fracha’s influences include, Joan Mitchell, Picasso, Richard Diebenkorn, Martin Puryear, Yoshitomo Nara, Wallace Stevens, Stevie Wonder, The Sea and Cake, and The Strokes.
Fracha’s work resides in private and municipal collections, including Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA, as well as the collection of the city of Kent, WA. He has exhibited in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, New York, England and France.
He lives and works in Edmonds, WA.