Regan is a member of the
arc-hive artist run centre
in Victoria BC.
artist / educator
As an artist / educator, Regan’s process is informed by phenomenology - recognizing the significance of attending to daily life experiences and interactions with others to develop themes and images. Her approach to creating and teaching is inspired by the words of cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson:
“The way people live their lives in itself is an artistic process: as an artist takes materials, composing them into a workable aesthetic, so do we take disparate parts of our lives, the daily rituals, friendships, transitions, and moments and put them into balance.”
Regan explores themes and narratives through drawing, ceramics, sculpture and text. She has studied in Winnipeg (BFA studio art), Saskatoon (BEd) and Victoria (MEd in Arts Education) and teaches studio art / curriculum courses at University of Victoria and in secondary schools. Her art has been exhibited in public and private collections across Canada and in the UK. She is the recipient of national and international teaching awards and serves on boards, conducts workshops and coordinates community arts events to empower others through art.