Steven Frost (h/h/h) is the creative director of the B2 Center for Media, Arts, & Performance at the ATLAS Institute, an instructor in the Department of Media Studies, a library commissioner for the city of Boulder and an interdisciplinary artist. He is also co-founder of the Experimental Weaving Residency with Laura Devendorf.
Frost's research focuses on textiles, memes, queer history, pop culture and community development in DIY spaces and libraries. In his creative work he often uses textiles–their association with the body and garments evoke tactile memories. Using weaving, he combines traditional materials like yarn and cotton with non-traditional materials from a range of sources, exploring the ways history and time are embedded in materials. His artwork evokes specific narratives and stories, referencing aspects of his personal and family history, and the history of the LGBTQIA+ people, among other topics. In workshops and interactive performance events, he works to amplify marginalized voices and foster communities to produce their own forms of representation.
Frost's work has been featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum; Basement Projects, Santa Ana, California; 350 E 3rd/ ArtX, Long Beach, California; Robert Bills Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois; Coop Gallery, Nashville, Tennesse; and Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, DC. His work has also appeared in group exhibitions in Denver at Union Hall Gallery, the Center for Visual Arts and Alto Gallery; as well as the Arlington Arts Centerm Arlington, Virginia; Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, California; Imersten, Vienna, Austria; ACRE Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; and the AU Museum at the Katzen Washington, DC among other venues. He’s recently taught workshops at the Art Student’s League in Denver; Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; and the Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Frost is the founder of the Colorado Sewing Rebellion, an offshoot of the original Sewing Rebellion founded by Frau Fiber (Carole Francis Lung).
Frost is also is a recipient of several other honors including the Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship and the Luminarts Cultural Foundation Fellowship. He holds an MFA in fiber and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
Laura Devendorf, Katya Arquilla, Sandra Wirtanen, Allison Anderson and Steven Frost. 2020. Craftspeople as Technical Collaborators: Lessons Learned through an Experimental Weaving Residency. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376820 (Honolulu, Hawaii (virtual)–April 25-30, 2020) [Honorable Mention Award].