Regin Igloria is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago. His drawings, artists' books, sculptures, and performances portray the human condition related to the natural environment and inhabited spaces. With several years of arts administration and teaching experience, he founded North Branch Projects, an organization that builds connections through the book arts. He works with various communities to create a crossover between disparate populations and cultures, aiming to broaden the roles of both artists and non-artists.
Igloria has taught at places such as Marwen, RISD, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Snow City Arts, and Carthage College. He received a 3Arts Individual Artist Award and local, national, and international grants, support through artist residencies, and has exhibited internationally. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Igloria lives and works in Chicago, IL.
Rodrigo creates memorials—fragmented and complex realities that formally break from their traditional constructions and instead present an assemblage version of themselves, addressing our collective social and political thoughts, concerns, and hopes. Although trained in classical art, his current work does not adhere to those ideologies and methods. His sculptures have visible, obvious nooks and gashes, broad and quick strokes, all of which aided in modeling the clay while bringing the subject to life. This visceral and intimate approach to materials and form drives his memory and memorialization subjects.
As a Mexican immigrant in the United States, his works rely on fragmented memories and stories of home, direct experiences with fervent Catholicism, and the Others' heroic (yet common) anecdotes of border crossings and acclimating to living in America.
In cooperation with the Chesterton Art Center, the School of the Arts at IU Northwest presents a Pop-Up Exhibition and Site-Specific Installation.
On view through February 27, 2021.
Curated by Lauren M. Pacheco.
The exhibition features works by Carlos Rolon, Kelly Knaga, The Floating Museum, Ryan Bennett, and over 30 sign painting artists (curated by Heart & Bone Signs)
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