Biography

 

   Rosburg in Denver, CO, 2017

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:

 

REGAN ROSBURG

www.reganrosburg.com 720.309.9431 reganrosburg@yahoo.com

 

EDUCATION

Lesley University College of Art and Design, MFA, 2016

University of Colorado at Boulder, BFA, 2000

 

PROFESSIONAL

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. Scope, Miami. 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

 

HONORS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

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.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

 

CURATORIAL

2017    PlatteForum. Axis Mundi: Artists on EcoPsychology. Multi-Venue Exhibition. Denver, CO