JEFF FROST


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS

2020 Light of Space, Museum of Art Lancaster (MOAH), Lancaster, CA, curated by Andi Campognone

2019 California on Fire (Desert X Independent Installation), Camel Stable, Palm Desert, CA (solo)

2019 Joshua Treenial: Paradise Parallax, a Desert X Parallel Project, boxoHOUSE, Joshua Tree, CA, curated by Bernard Leibov (catalog)

2019 Lines of Fire/Lines of Ice, Gallery Bergen, NJ, curated by Timothy Blunk

2019 Art Responds California on Fire, Napa Valley Opera House (Blue Note), Napa, CA, curated by Rina Faletti

2019 Wild Blue Yonder, Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, CA, curated by Kōan Jeff Baysa (KJB)

2018 Luminosity 2.0, Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles CA

2018 Art Responds, First Street Gallery, Napa, CA, curated by Rina Faletti

2018 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Data Center (print on permanent display)

2016 Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA (California on Fire preview screening & panel member)

2015 Open Show, Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), curated by Leslie Jones (LACMA)

2015 MAC Creteil for COP21, UN Climate Change Conference, Paris, France

2015 Photo Center Northwest (PCNW) Benefit, Canvas, Seattle, WA, curated by Michelle Dunn Marsh

2015 Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, Circuit Board Species

2014 20/20 Nature Nurture, U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, curated by Hossein Farmani

2014 Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, screening of Circle of Abstract Ritual

2013 Snap! Orlando Photography Festival, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, curated by Patrick & Holly Kahn

2013 Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs, CA, screening of Modern Ruin

2012 Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs, CA, screening of Flawed Symmetry of Prediction

2012 On the Inside Looking Out, Promenade Gallery, Anaheim, CA (solo)


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019 Miles O’Brien, TV Interview, Artists Harness the Power of Fire and Ice to Shape Attitudes on Climate Change, PBS Newshour, April 16, 2019

2019 Shana Nys Dambrot, The Sea and Fire: Art in the Coachella Valley by Cristopher Cichocki and Jeff Frost, LAWeekly, April 4, 2019

2019 Sarah Cascone, Review, This Artist Spent 5 Years Chasing Wildfires Across California See His Harrowing Footage Here, Artnet, February 15, 2019

2018 John Bartell, TV Interview, The Art of Fire, ABC10, November 8, 2018

2018 Sarah Cascone, With Ingenuity and Strange Beauty, Northern California Artists Rebuild From the Ashes, Artnet, October 10, 2018

2017 Josh Raab, Interview (video, text), California on Fire, TIME Magazine, October 9, 2017

2017 Alan Scherstuhl, Netflix’s Fire Chasers Offers a Stunning Immersion Into the Ranks of the Firefighters Saving California, LA Weekly, August 31, 2017

2016 Jack Crager, Jeff Frost’s Stunning Photos of California's Devastating Wildfires, American Photo Magazine, July 12, 2016

2016 Arianna Menon, Interview (print), Videographer’s ‘Fire’ Spreads to U2, Palm Springs Life, March 31, 2016

2016 Ed Mazza, The Terrifying Beauty Of California’s Wildfires, Huffington Post, March 3, 2016

2016 George Dvorsky, This Timelapse of Californian Wildfires is Absolutely Apocalyptic, Gizmodo, March 18,

2016 Brian Clark Howard Stunning Time-lapse Shows Beauty and Danger of Wildfires, National Geographic, March 18, 2016

2016 Jennifer Newton, In the Line of Fire, Daily Mail, UK, March 15, 2016

2015 Harriet Jarlet, Interview (video), From U2 to TEDxCERN: visual artist shows CERN in new light, European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), October 07, 2015

2015 Beckett Mufson, U2's Tour Visuals, and the Astrophotographer Who Made Them at CERN, VICE, July 7, 2015

2014 Christopher Jobson, Circle of Abstract Ritual: A Stop Motion Timelapse Created from 300,000 Photos of Wildfires, Painted Houses, and Riots, Colossal, September 22, 2014

2014 Andrew Sullivan, A Short Film for Saturday, The Dish September 20, 2014

2014 Omar Kardoudi, This is the weirdest and most beautiful time lapse I've ever seen, Gizmodo, September 20, 2014

2014 Beckett Mufson, 300,000 Photos Offer A Glimpse Into California's Gritty Underbelly VICE, September 17, 2014

2014 No. 2 Science Fiction, Cercle Magazine, July 1, 2014

2014 Nick Visser, This is What it Looks Like When a Wildfire Threatens Your Home, Huffington Post, April 27, 2014

2014 Holly Willis, Video Artist Jeff Frost Decouples Time and Space, KCET LA, January 13, 2014

2013 Joe Gosen, Hundreds of Thousands of Images Unite for Ultra-Creepy Animation, WIRED, October 28, 2013

2013 Ken Scarboro, Making the News Into Art, NPR LA, 89.3 KPPC, October 10, 2013

2013 Gabrielle Lisa Collard, Interview Series: Jeff Frost “I do art because I have to”, Live Fast Magazine, September 11, 2013

2013 Kevin Holmes, 150,000 Photographs, Riots, Wildfires, And Optical Illusions Make For A Compelling Time-Lapse Film, VICE, August 16, 2013

2013 Helga Marsala, War Paint for Trees: When Film Reinvents Landscape, Artribune (Italian), May 15, 2013

2012 Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, A Jaw-Dropping Time-Lapse Video of Optical Illusions in Abandoned Houses, The Atlantic, November 12, 2012

2012 Robbie Gonzales, Absolute Best Optical Illusions of 2012, io9, December 28, 2012

2012 Terry Gross, NPR Fresh Air, November 15, 2012

2012 Christopher Jobson, A Time Lapse of Optical Illusions in the American West, Colossal, November 11, 2012

2012 Kevin Holmes, Prepare To Have Your Perceptions Bent In This Optical Illusion TimeLapse, VICE, November 6, 2012

2012 Phil Plait, A Little Sunset CARMA, Bad Astronomy DISCOVER, September 4, 2012

2012 Robbie Gonzales, Illusions are even better in 3D, io9, February 28, 2012

2012 Paul Schmelzer, Jeff Frost's stop-action interventions in Utah and California, Eyeteeth, February 27, 2012

2012 Jeff Frost Timelapsed Desert Squatting, and Painting, Brooklyn Street Art, February 21, 2012

2012 Dr Joe Hanson, Nature Meets Optical Illusion Time Lapse, It's Okay to Be Smart, 2012


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 Commissioned artist, National Geographic, CA (wildfire footage One Strange Rock series, dir by Darren Aronofsky)

2016 Producer & subject, NETFLIX, CA (‘Fire Chasers’ docuseries)

2016 Judge, Getty Images Grant, Look 3 Festival, Charlottesville, VA

2015 Commissioned artist U2, (video director for 2015 world tour live visuals)

2015 Instructor, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs, CA (workshop)

2014 Instructor, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA (workshop)

2013 Commissioned artist, Vimeo for Lincoln Motors, (created ‘War Paint for Trees’ film for campaign)

2013 Instructor, Samy's Camera, Los Angeles, CA (workshop)

2013 Instructor, Art Institute, Costa Mesa, CA, Summer Studio (workshop)

2013 Instructor, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Los Angeles, CA (workshop)

2013 Instructor, Samy's Camera, Los Angeles, CA (workshop)

2013 Instructor, Art Institute, Beijing Connection IV, Costa Mesa, CA (Beijing foreign exchange workshop)

2012 Commissioned artist, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (film documenting solar panel installation)

2012 Instructor, Art Institute, Beijing Connection III, Costa Mesa, CA (Beijing foreign exchange workshop)

2012 Instructor, Art Institute, Beijing Connection II, Costa Mesa, CA (Beijing foreign exchange workshop)

2011 Instructor, Art Institute, Costa Mesa, CA Summer Studio (workshop)

2010 Instructor, Art Institute, Costa Mesa, CA Summer Studio (workshop)


AWARDS

2019 Residency, NordicLA Residency, ACE Hotel, Palm Springs, CA

2016 Time Lapse Film Festival, Experimental category winner for ‘Circuit Board Species’, Documentary category winner for ‘California on Fire,’ Best in Show overall runner-up for ‘California on Fire’

2014 American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Best Photographers of 2014 Award

2014 Vimeo Staff Pick, Circle of Abstract Ritual

2014 Kickstarter Funded Project, ‘TEMP’ (working title for what became ‘California on Fire’)

2013 Kickstarter Funded Project, ‘Modern Ruin’ (now ‘Circle of Abstract Ritual’)

2013 Kickstarter Project of the Day, ‘Modern Ruin’ (now ‘Circle of Abstract Ritual’)

2013 Kickstarter Staff Pick, ‘Modern Ruin: White Hole’

2013 Vimeo Staff Pick, ‘Modern Ruin: Black Hole’

2013 Vimeo Staff Pick, ‘War Paint for Trees’

2012 Vimeo Staff Pick, ‘Flawed Symmetry of Prediction’

2011 Best in Show, Art Institute of California Graduate Portfolio Show

2011 Scholarship, Digital Photography, Art Institute of California

2010 Scholarship, Digital Photography, Art Institute of California

2009 Scholarship, Digital Photography, Art Institute of California

1997 Scholarship, Graphic Design, College of Eastern Utah, Price, UT

1996 Scholarship, Music Composition, College of Eastern Utah, Price, UT


PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

2016 SHIFTER MEDIA 30FPS - an art book collaboration with Daniel Milnor, January 1, 2016

2015 Circle of Abstract Ritual (self published, limited, monograph)

2015 Jeff Frost, My Narrow Wildfire Escape, Huffington Post, August 26, 2015

2014 Jeff Frost, Chasing Fire, Huffington Post, September 18, 2014

2013 Flawed Symmetry of Prediction (self published, limited, monograph & eBook)


EDUCATION

2012 AS, President’s List (2009, 2010, 2011), Dean’s List (2009, 2010, 2011), Digital Photography, Art Institute of California, Costa Mesa, CA

2013 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA (philosophy & electronic engineering courses)

1998 College of Eastern Utah, Price, UT (music composition & graphic design majors)


LECTURES & PANELS

2019 Lecture & Panel, Palm Springs Art Museum screening event for California on Fire, Palm Springs, CA

2018 Panelist, Art Responds, Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA

2017 Panelist, New Digital Trends, Palm Springs Photo Festival (symposium), Palm Springs, CA  

2016 Panelist, Activist Artists, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

2016 Guest Lecture, Look 3 Festival, Charlottesville, VA

2015 Featured Speaker, TEDx, European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 10, 2015

2014 Guest Lecture, Framingham State University (FSU), Framingham, MA, March 7, 2014

2013 Guest Lecture, LMGA Location Managers Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2013

2013 Guest Lecture, Art Institute of California, Orange County, 2013

2013 Guest Lecture, Snap! Orlando Photography Festival, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

2013 Guest Lecture, University of Southern California (USC) - Guest presentation, Q&A

2013 Guest Lecture, photoLA

2012 Guest Lecture, LADiG (Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group)