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Steven Frost is an instructor in the Department of Media Studies and interdisciplinary artist. His 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 artworks evoke 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 has been featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder, CO), Basement Projects (Santa Ana, CA), CU Boulder Art Museum (Boulder, CO), 350 E 3rd/ ArtX (Long Beach, CA), Robert Bills Contemporary (Chicago, IL), Coop Gallery (Nashville, TN) and Pleasant Plains Workshop (Washington, DC); and in group exhibitions at Union Hall Gallery (Denver, CO), the Center for Visual Arts (Denver, CO), Alto Gallery (Denver, CO), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), Imersten (Vienna, Austria), ACRE Gallery (Chicago, IL), Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL) and the AU Museum at the Katzen (Washington, DC), among other venues. He’s recently taught workshops at the Art Student’s League (Denver, CO), Redline Contemporary Art Center (Denver, CO), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL) and the Haystack School of Crafts (Deer Isle, ME). Frost is the founder of the Colorado Sewing Rebellion, an offshoot of the original Sewing Rebellion founded by Frau Fiber (Carole Francis Lung). He is a co-founder of the Experimental Weaving Residency (with Dr. Laura Devendorf). He is also the Creative Director of the B2 Center for Media, Arts, & Performance at the Atlas Institute (Boulder, CO) and a Library Commissioner for the City of Boulder, CO. 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 & Design at Alfred University.