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David Regan
2011 2nd Place recipient


Montana-based ceramist David Regan (b. 1964) began working professionally in 1991 and has quickly become well recognized for his distinctive vessels. Regan’s porcelain animal forms, covered in intricate sgraffito drawings, invite close observation. Although they appear to be decorative and sculptural, many of them are actually entirely functional and this is part of their complexity. Addressing themes of human and animal consumption and the natural cycles of life and death through his illustrations, Regan links these ideas to the function of traditional serving containers like soup tureens and casseroles.



1986          Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nova Scotia, Canada
                 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York - B.F.A.
1986-88      Residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
1990          Alfred University, Alfred, New York – M.F.A

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010 SOFA CHICAGO, Barry Friedman
2009 SOFA CHICAGO, Barry Friedman
2008 SOFA CHICAGO, Barry Friedman
2006 National Gallery of Australia, Museum Acquisition
2005 American Craft Museum, Museum Acquisition

2004 Garth Clark Gallery
2002 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica
2001 Garth Clark Gallery, New York

Museum Collections

Ceramics Research Center at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

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