Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Dana Frostick studied at VCU in the 1980s majoring in sculpture, but painting and drawing have always been her primary forms of expression. Her work has won awards in juried shows and at venues in Richmond and around the United States and she has exhibited her paintings in over two dozen solo or joint exhibits. She is a long time, active member of Artspace, a non-profit gallery for contemporary arts in Richmond, VA, founded in 1988. Frostick is an avid bicyclist and spends most of her free time doting on her cats.
I want to embrace my human mark in my artwork – its perfect imperfection. I avoid the use of digital technology. The raw and immediate line I get from hand drawing and painting is a more attuned expression of the patterns and ideas that make up our human history. I find technological devices are too predictable and perfect, filtering out too much information and randomness. The software doesn’t allow for the appearance of chance as it uses predetermined responses to logarithmic equations. My process of creation involves coaxing order out of chaos and represents the battle between fate and chance. Learn more about Dana and her work at www.danafrostick.com