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Frostad, Stephanie J.

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Stephanie Frostad was born and raised in Walla Walla, Washington. She has enjoyed a steadily rising reputation for her large, evocative canvasses painted in a style reminiscent of the 1930's Ashcan School. The tone of her pictures, often landscapes containing figures, is one of isolation in the expanse of their surroundings.

Frostad was included in the 2001, Third Annual Realism Invitational. Articles on the artist may be found in ARTnews November 2000; Southwest Art, December 1999; and Southwest Art, August 2000. The Davidson Galleries in Seattle, her commercial dealers, observe that Stephanie Frostad's narrative paintings open up a dialogue about a culture that is so bombarded with media that it has forgotten how to discern visual metaphors. Stephanie paints 'traditionally', with 'traditional' subjects, but only to put tradition itself into question, exploring how tradition pervades contemporary consciousness and affects our interpretations of a given subject.