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:
Born 1977, Colorado Springs, CO
Lives and Works in Denver, CO
Adjunct Professor: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
and Metro State University, Denver CO
Haven Gallery, Long Island, NY 631.757.0500
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Haven Gallery, Vanitas, Scope: 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 Vicki Myrhen Gallery, Denver University, Storm Warning: Artists on Climate Change, Denver, CO.
2016 Redline Contemporary Art Center, 48 Hours: Art Through a Social Lens, Denver, CO
2016 Center for Visual Arts, Nkisi, Denver, CO
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
2010 MCA (Biennial of the Americas), Objectophilia, Denver, CO
2009 David B. Smith Gallery, Group Exhibition Part I , Denver, CO
2009 Botanical Gardens, Extinction: Artists Respond, Denver, CO
2009 Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Manifest Hope: DC, Washington DC
2017 Research Residency, Microscopy/Plankton, Little Exuma, Bahamas
2016 Redline Contemporary AC: 48 Hours of Social Engagement, Denver, CO, Speaker.
2016 Research Residency, Microscopy in the Caribbean Sea II, Abaco, Bahamas
2014 Ayatana Researchers Artist Residency, Biophilia, Ottawa, Canada
2014 Lesley University College of A&D, Merit Scholarship, Cambridge, MA
2009 Juror’s Choice Award, Extinction: Artist’s Respond. Jurors: Simon Zalkind, Ivar Zeile.
2017 Rogers, Stephanie. Plucking the Stinger, Saturnalia Books, Cover Artist.
2015 Jamail, Dahr. Mourning the Changes That Surround Us: Readers Speak Out. Truthout.Org. Interview.
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.
2013 Bailey, Scott. Opening Night: Regan Rosburg Hi Fructose Magazine (online)
2009 Fairey, Shepard and Jennifer Gross, Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope
and the Campaign for Change
2009 The Creative Epiphany: Gifted Minds, Grand Realizations. Contributing
Author: “War Paint.” Ed. JoAnn Brown-Scott. Print.
2016/2017 Adjunct Professor – Metro State University, Denver, CO.
2016 Adjunct Professor – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
2016 Visiting Artist Guest Lecture – Metro State University, Denver, CO, Drawing 5/6
2016 Visiting Artist Guest Lecture and Demonstration – Metro State University, Drawing 2
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series – Converge, Denver, CO
2016 Painting Instructor – Private Lessons, Workshops, Temple Arts, Denver, CO
2016 Artist Lecture, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
2010 – 2012 Group/Private Painting Instructor – Renaissance Center for the Arts, Kingsport, TN
2008 – 2010 Private Painting Instructor – Dry Ice Factory, Denver, CO
2005 – 2018 Private/Group Painting Instructor – Home Studio, Longmont, CO