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Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Dana Frostick studied at Virginia Commonwealth University in the 1980s. She majored in sculpture, but painting and drawing have always been her primary forms of expression. She has combined these two media in her "Elaborate Doodles" which she has been producing exclusively since 2007. Her work has been accepted into and won awards in juried shows on the local, regional and national levels. Since 2000, Frostick has exhibited her work in over a dozen solo shows and dozens of group shows at venues in Richmond and around the United States. She is a member of artspace, a non-profit gallery for contemporary arts in Richmond, VA, since June, 2000; past-president of the gallery from 2004-2005; webmaster for artspacegallery.org since 2000. Frostick is an avid bicyclist, commuting to her studio and taking local trips around Richmond. She spends most of her free time doting on her cats.
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"Many are called, but few are chosen."
-- Matthew 22:14
The Egyptian Goddess Bast is a fickle mistress and yet has entrusted Dana Frostick in Her Infernal Service. In the free time granted her between the needs of her 6 cats* and her constant cycling to and fro (She also performs annual feats of strength and courage. Last year she swam the English Channel and the video of her 2004 feat, wherein she battles a great white barehanded, is one of the most viewed videos on youtube), she is awesome, and sometimes paints.
"Painting is not a desire, it is a necessity."
-- Dana Frostick
Frostick was raised with her clone in Henrico County, a suburb of Richmond, VA (where they were born). Attempts to control her clone's behavior have been largely unproductive with the exception of her DNA being passed on with the clone's assistance, allowing her own maternal instincts to more fully focus on the needs of Bast's charges (and paint some more). Frostick is a widely (self-) acclaimed collector of freaks, constantly in search of more slack. Her greatest claim to fame is having her name mentioned immediately following Jello Biafra's on GWAR's "Beyond Hell" liner notes.
"I yam what I yam, and I ain't no sweet potato."
-- Dana Frostick
Frostick has determined that there is no point in being any older than 42 and has since that time decided to age backwards. Dana Frostick continues to paint and she is awesome.
* It is telling that she refers to them as her "kids."
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