Alison OK Frost
Alison OK Frost was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, where she received her BA in Art from UCLA. She went on to earn an MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. Frost currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. Frost paints in watercolor, a medium typically associated with picturesque landscapes, to interpret disturbing images from news sources, found snap shots and movie stills. Frost’s watercolors depict absurdly dystopic yet commonplace images, such as workers in HazMat suits and disaster scenes—all incongruously painted, with a beautiful delicacy that produces odd tensions between content and artistic process.
Frost is active in the Bay Area’s vibrant art scene, and has participated in numerous live drawing events, including those put on by Southern Exposure and Art Murmur. She has curated art shows at artist-run galleries and exhibited her own work in group shows at Headlands Center for the Arts and many other local galleries and regional and University art centers as far away as Los Angeles and New York. Frost was awarded a 2011 Printmaking Fellowship at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. Her work has been written about in the East Bay Express, 7×7, San Francisco and Oakland Art Enthusiast, and the San Francisco Arts Quarterly. Before getting married in 2010, Frost showed under the name Alison Offill-Klein.