Kristin Frost is a visual artist and art professor living in Bothell, Washington. Frost attended the University of Washington from 2003-2007, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. In 2013, Frost received her MFA with a focus in Studio Art from Claremont Graduate University in California. While attending CGU, she was the recipient of the Fernandez Prize, the Albert B. Friedman Grant, and the Claremont Graduate University Art Fellowship. She works as an adjunct art professor at DigiPen Institute of Technology and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington.
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.