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:

 

Born 1977, Colorado Springs, CO

Lives and Works in Denver, CO

 

Adjunct Professor: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

and Metro State University, Denver CO

 

Gallery Representation:

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

 

HONORS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

 

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.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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                                                                 

 

SELECTED WRITING

2009     The Creative Epiphany: Gifted Minds, Grand Realizations. Contributing

                   Author:  “War Paint.”  Ed. JoAnn Brown-Scott. Print.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

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