Regan Rosburg is an artist and naturalist. Recently, her work has been an investigation into society's collective grief, melancholia and mania which manifests as consumption and distraction.
She has conducted biology-based research trips to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, The Pacific Northwest Coast, and the Smokey Mountains of Northeast Tennessee.
Rosburg works in a variety of materials. Her resin work contains precious artifacts: plant and animal relics, bones,insects,lace and painted imagery. These objects are suspended in incredibly laborious, three dimensional resin "paintings." The use of resin poignantly addresses her growing concern over plastic pollution in the environment, while presenting the beauty of plant and animal species. Due to the labor intensive and complicated process involved in making the resin works, she produces a small body of work over the course of a couple years.
Recently she has expanded into making mylar installations, as well as resin sculptures.
Please watch the video of her resin works:
www.reganrosburg.com 720.309.9431 email@example.com
Lesley University College of Art and Design, MFA, 2016
University of Colorado at Boulder, BFA, 2000
2016– present. Adjunct Professor, Metro State University, Denver CO
2016 Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
LECTURES AND TALKS
2017 Speaker. “Art, Science & Climate Change: A Conversation.” Thinkers Lodge Conference. Pugwash High School, Pugwash, Nova Scotia.
2017 Speaker. “A Difficult Hope: Climate and the Human Project.” Kings Theater, Annapolis Royale, Nova Scotia.
2017 Visiting Artist Guest Lecturer. “Biology and Art” School of Visual Art: Bio Art Lab. New York City, NY.
2016 Visiting Artist Guest Lecturer – Metro State University, Denver, CO
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series – Converge Art Center, Denver, CO
2016 Resident Studio Artist Lecture Series – Temple Arts Building, Denver, CO
2016 Artist Lecture, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
2016 Resident Critic, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Olympic Auditorium Complex. Omega (Axis Mundi) Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO.
2016 Haven Gallery. Vanitas. Miami Basel. Miami, FL
2013 David B. Smith Gallery, Maelstrom, Denver, CO
2011 David B. Smith Gallery, The Understory, Denver, CO
2009 Art & Soul Gallery, Curio, Boulder, CO
2009 Smokebrush Galley, Break Away, Colorado Springs, CO
2008 Art & Soul Gallery, Small World, Boulder, CO
2007 Art & Soul Gallery, Selective Memory, Boulder, CO
2007 Gingerbread Square Gallery, Patterns In Nature, Key West, FL
2006 Art & Soul Gallery, The Edge of the Field, Boulder, CO
SELECTED GROUP EHIBITIONS
2017 PlatteForum Gallery. Axis Mundi. Biennial of the Americas. Denver, CO
2017 William Havu Gallery. Fabricating Nature. Denver, CO
2017 PlatteForum Gallery & Black Cube Nomadic Museum. Resident Exhibition. Denver.
2016 Lesley University. MFA Thesis Exhibition. Cambridge, MA
2015 Haven Galler. Inaugural Group Show. Northport, NY
2013 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Beyond Eden. Los Angeles, CA
2012 David B. Smith Gallery. Group Exhibition Part II. Denver, CO
2011 Thinkspace Gallery. Born Free. Culver City, CA
2011 Museum of Contemporary Art. Objectophilia. Biennial of the Americas. Denver.
2009 David B. Smith Gallery. Group Exhibition Part I. Denver, CO
2009 Botanical Gardens. Extinction. (Jurors: Simon Zalkind, Ivar Zeile) Denver, CO
2009 Irvine Contemporary Gallery. Manifest Hope: DC. Washington DC
2017 Research Residency: Joe DiGiorges Microscopy. Exuma Islands, Bahamas
2016 Research Residency: Microscopy. Abaco, Bahamas
2014 Ayatana Researchers Artist Residency. Biophilia, Ottawa, Canada
2014 Lesley University College of Art and Design, Scholarship, Cambridge, MA
2009 Juror’s Choice Award. Extinction: Artist’s Respond. Jurors: Simon Zalkind, Ivar Zeile.
2017 Rinaldi, Ray Mark. Quick Take: Axis Mundi sprawls across Curtis Park. One Good Eye. 4 October, 2017. Web
2017 Rinaldi, Ray Mark. Hemispheric views on display in Denver galleries thanks to Biennial (Axis Mundi). Denver Post. 29 September, 2017. Web
2017 Froyd, Susan. Axis Mundi Tackles Psychology and the Environmental Apocalypse. Westword Magazine. 17 September, 2017. Web.
2017 Froyd, Susan. Colorado Creatives 3.0 - Regan Rosburg. Westword Magazine. 22 June, 2017. Web.
2017 IGI Global, International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change. Vol 4, Ar. 4. The Relentless Memorial: Environmental Melancholia and Collective Social Mania.
2017 Rinaldi, Ray Mark. At DU, a Climate Change Exhibit That’s Thoughtful, Shocking and Sometimes Almost Humorous. Denver Post. 17 September, 2017. Web.
2017 Jones, Cory. Three Works of Art that Explore How Artists See Climate Change. Colorado Public Radio News. 31 March, 2017. Web.
2017 Heming, Christine. The Need to Feel. Shambala Times, Nova Scotia. 15 March, 2017. Web
2017 Rogers, Stephanie. Plucking the Stinger, Saturnalia Books, Cover Artist.
2015 Jamail, Dahr. Mourning the Changes That Surround Us: Readers Speak Out. Truthout.org. Web.
2015 Mei-en, Lo Kwa. Yearling, Alice James Books, Cover Artist.
2013 Cervi, Giovanni. Dios De Los Muertos. Contributing artist. Woodenleg Press.
2013 Paglia, Micheal. Critic’s Picks: Denver, Art Ltd. Magazine, June/July Issue.
2009 Fairey, Shepard and Jennifer Gross, Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change
2009 The Creative Epiphany. Contr. Author: “War Paint.” Ed. JoAnn Brown-Scott. Print.
2017 PlatteForum. Axis Mundi: Artists on EcoPsychology. Multi-Venue Exhibition. Denver, CO