Kedrin Frias

Kedrin was born and raised in Providence, RI. He first arrived at New Urban Arts as a student, while attending Central High School. He later returned to New Urban Arts ready to volunteer as an Artist Mentor during his sophomore year at Rhode Island College and remained an artist mentor for the next seven years. He graduated RIC with a degree in studio art and an art teaching certification for grades K-12.

He has worked with various youth organizations including the Steel Yard, Providence CityArts, Youth in Action, and the Paul Cuffee Charter School. He has led many community mural projects, including teaching the Mu Crew at New Urban Arts in 2009, a six week summer program in which high school students painted an outdoor mural on behalf of the Providence Arts Culture and Tourism Department and the Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston. Kedrin believes that everyone can draw, it’s just that some people have forgotten they can. He currently serves as a substitute art teacher for the city of Providence.