J i l l i a n F r e y e r

(b. 1989 Connecticut)

Lives and works in New York




2018    MFA Photography, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2014    BFA Photography, Graduation with Distinction, Departmental Honors, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts

2013    Yale Norfolk, Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT




2017    Saint Botolph Club Foundation, 2017 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Boston, MA

2013    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Art Division of the 2013 Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT


Solo Exhibitions


2016    Peculiar Foliage, Olin College, Needham, MA


Group Exhibitions


2018    They’re foxy to me, are they foxy to you?, Sunday Art Fair, LTD los angeles, London


           UNBECOMING, David Zwirner, New York, NY 

           Aperture Summer Open: The Way We Live Now, Aperture Foundation Gallery, New York, NY

           Family of No Man, Cosmos-Arles Book Week, Les Recontres De La Photographie, Arles, France

           MFA Photography 2018 Thesis Show, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

           Life Is a Beautiful Place: A Radical Collaboration, Childs Gallery, Boston, MA


2017    New Voices, New Visions, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, MA  

           FEAST, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

           HABITAT/ion, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery and the Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art

           and Design, Boston, MA

           Picturing Family, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT


2016    First Year MFA Exhibition, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

           The New Face of Film, Visual Arts Center at Boise State University, Boise, ID

           MassArt Auction, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery and the Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of

           Art and Design, Boston, MA


2015    Bitume PhotoFest, Selected Works, Gallipoli, Italy

           All Visual Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA


2014    Back Gallery Project, Selected Works, Vancouver, BC

           Dnj Gallery, Selected Works, Los Angeles, CA

           A Process, Center for Contemporary Arts H2 and Gallery, Hohmannhaus Ausburg, Germany

           Stephen D. Paine Award Recipient Exhibition, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA


2013    Young Boston Artists Juried Exhibition, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

           Works on Paper, Yale Norfolk Summer School Art Division, Norfolk, CT



2018    John Ferguson Weir Award, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2016    Contemporary Photography Competition Exhibition Finalist, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014    Exhibition Winner, Honorable Mention, FotoFilmic '14

           Magnum Photography, Thirty Under Thirty, Shortlisted

           Departmental Honors, Graduation with Distinction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2013    Stephen D. Paine Scholarship, Boston Art Dealer's Association, Boston, MA

2010    Charlotte Fuller Eastman Fund Scholarship, Norwich, CT


2018     Wesleyan University, Visiting Artist, Middletown, CT

        Marble Hill Camera Club, Queens, NY

2016     Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA 

Selected Publications


2018     The Cut, The Yale Photography Show Dwells in Negative Space, Editorial, By Sarah Nechamkin

            Tmagazine, Unbecoming, Editorial, 2018

            The Guardian, Punks, Prisoners and Punch-ups: in pictures, July 24, 2018

            Vogue Italia, La Black Culture in Mostra New York: The Way We Live Now, Vogue Arts, Three Women, text by Barbara Amadasi. N. 815, page 43, July 20, 2018. 

            Huck Magazine, 18 Photographers Capture the Way We Live Now: The Inside Perspective, text by Miss Rosen, July 16, 2018

            Dazed Digital, 18 Photographers Who Are Capturing This Rapidly Changing Moment in Time, Art &                                              Photography Feature, text by Lidia Buonaiuto, July 9, 2018

            Musee Magazine, Exhibition Review: Aperture Summer Open 2018, July 3, 2018

            The Heavy Collective, Q&A, 42 Wayne, June 24, 2018

            UNBECOMING, Exhibition Catalogue, Yale School of Art

            Rocketscience Magazine, Editorial, Issue 4

2016     Paper Journal, Interview and Feature, June 20, 2016

            The Ones We Love, Feature, 2016

            GUP Magazine, The Four, Editorial, June 24, 2016

            Fisheye Magazine, Editorial, 2016

            Aint Bad Magazine, From Here On, Print, February 2015

2014     Yet-Magazine, Online Editorial

            >>A Process – Ein Prozess<< Exhibition Book, Print

            Guernica Magazine, March 2014

            MOSSfull, Mossless’ Online Magazine Blog

            American Photography 30th Anniversary Annual Book, Print