Regan Rosburg is an artist and naturalist. Recently, her work has been an investigation into society's collective grief, melancholia, and mania which Rosburg believes 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 continued 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 recycled plastic and virgin resin sculptures.
Rosburg is represented by William Havu Gallery in Denver, CO.
Please listen to her most recent podcast (below) explaining Axis Mundi, her artistic philosophy, and her massive installation, Omega (for the 2017 Biennial).
- Current CV-
www.reganrosburg.com 720.309.9431 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesley University College of Art and Design, MFA, 2016
University of Colorado at Boulder, BFA, 2000
2018 – present. Adjunct Professor, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
2016 – present. Adjunct Professor, Metro State University, Denver CO
2016 Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
LECTURES AND TALKS
2018 Podcast Interview. “Breaching Grief, Melancholia and Mania with Biophilia.
”Let’s Talk About the Weather Podcast. Episode #24. EcoArts Foundation
(San Diego, CA).
2018 Speaker/Presenter of Chris Jordan’s Film Albatross. “LHS Speaker Series.”
Alamo Draft House. Littleton, CO.
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,
2016 Haven Gallery. Vanitas (Truth Lies in Reverence). rt 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 Platte Forum Gallery. Axis Mundi.Biennial of the Americas. Denver, CO
2017 William Havu Gallery. Fabricating Nature.Denver, CO
2017 Platte Forum Gallery & Black Cube Nomadic Museum. Resident Exhibition.
2016 Lesley University. MFA Thesis Exhibition. Cambridge, MA
2015 Haven Gallery. 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 – Satellite Location. Objectophilia.Biennial of the
Americas. (Curator: Lauri Lynxxe Murphy). Denver, CO.
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
2019 Arctic Circle Residency Program (Summer 2019). Svalbard, Norway
2018 Cayo Artist Residency Program (Pilot Program, Co-Leader). Eleuthera Island,
2017 Biology Research Residency: Joe DiGiorges Microscopy. Exuma Islands, Bahamas
2016 Biology Research Residency: Microscopy. Abaco, Bahamas
2014 Ayatana Researchers Artist Residency. Biophilia, Ottawa, Canada
2014 Lesley University College of Art and Design. Merit Scholarship. Cambridge, MA
2009 Juror’s Choice Award. Extinction: Artist’s Respond. Jurors: Simon Zalkind, Ivar
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 Rinaldi, Ray Mark. At DU, a Climate Change Exhibit That’s Thoughtful, Shocking
& Sometimes Almost Humorous. Denver Post. 17 September, 2017. Web and print.
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 Rogers, Stephanie. Plucking the Stinger, Saturnalia Books, Cover Artist.
2015 Jamail, Dahr. Mourning the Changes That Surround Us: Readers Speak Out.
2015 Mei-en, Lo Kwa. Yearling, Alice James Books,Cover Artist.
2013 Cervi, Giovanni. Dios De Los Muertos. Woodenleg Press. Contributing artist.
2013 Paglia, Michael. 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. Contributing Artist.
2009 The Creative Epiphany. Contr. Author: “War Paint.” Ed. JoAnn Brown-Scott.
2017 Platte Forum Artist Gallery. Axis Mundi: Artists on Eco-Psychology. Multi-venue
exhibition, twenty-one artists, screening of Albatross, and artist talks (Denver,
CO and Pugwash, Nova Scotia at the Thinker’s Lodge Conference). Sole curator.
2017 Re-Creative Gallery. Group Exhibition 2018. Juror. Denver, CO.
2017 IGI Global: International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change. Vol 4,
Ar. 4. The Relentless Memorial: Environmental Melancholia and Collective Social
Mania. Web and print.
Hilton Hotel, Boulder, CO
Le Meridian Hotel, Denver, CO
The Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham, MI