BRIAN REGO

1225 Woodrow St, Columbia, SC 29205

803.429.3768

http://www.perceptualpainters.com

http://www.msart.org

 

 

EDUCATION

2007    MFA Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2004    BFA Painting, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016     Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, SC, Art Faculty

2015     Mount Gretna School of Art, Mount Gretna, PA, Summer Painting Program, Painting Faculty 

             City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC, Painting Instructor

             Perceptual Painters, Columbia, SC, Painting Instructor

             Perceptual Painters, Williamsburg, VA, Painting Instructor

2014     Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, Guest Artist

             Artistic and Pedagogical Collaboration with Dr. Said Bouftass, founder of Phenomorphology for Human Anatomy (from the                      School of Architecture in Rabat, Morocco), Columbia, SC, Affiliate Artist and Instructor

             The Lourie Center, Columbia, SC, Drawing Instructor

             City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC, Painting and Drawing Instructor

2013    University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, Landscape Painting Summer Program, Guest Artist, Lecturer, and Instructor

            City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC, Painting Instructor

2012    Jerusalem Studio School, Italy Summer Program, Affiliate Artist and Instructor

            Columbia College, Columbia, SC, Adjunct Faculty 

               Intermediate Drawing I & II

2010 – 2015  Benedict College, Columbia, SC, Adjunct Faculty

               Figure Painting

               Painting I & II

               Drawing II

               Figure Drawing

               Art Seminar

2008 – 2016  University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Adjunct Faculty

               Introduction to Watercolor    

               Figure Drawing I & II

               Drawing I & II

               2D Design, Foundations of Art  

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2015     Mount Gretna School of Art, Mount Gretna, PA

             Co-Founder of Melrose School of Art

2014     Dr. Said Bouftass, founder of Phenomorphology for Human Anatomy, from the School of Architecture in Rabat, Morocco

             Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

2012     Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel 

2008    Co-Founder of Perceptual Painters

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012    City Art Gallery, “Recent Paintings,” Columbia, SC

2010    University of South Carolina, “Millbank,” Aiken, SC

2008   City Art Gallery, “Millbank,” Columbia, SC

2004   University of South Carolina, “BFA Concentration Exhibition,” Columbia, SC

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     Blue Mountain Gallery NYC, “2016 Juried Exhibition,” Juror: Stanley Lewis, New York, NY

             Tidewater Community College, Visual Arts Center, “Imagination Land,” 2-Man Exhibition, Portsmouth, VA

2015     Blue Mountain Gallery NYC, “Small Works Invitational,” New York, NY

             The Cade Center for the Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, “Subject and Subjectivity,” Baltimore, MD

2014     Blue Mountain Gallery NYC, “2014 Juried Exhibition,” Juror: John Dubrow, New York, NY

             Q Art Salon, “The Metaphysics of Presence,” Santa Ana, CA

             Meeting Street Gallery, “Commonplace: Landscapes, Figures, and Still-life,” Charleston, SC

             Manifest Gallery, “Perceptual Painters: A Contemporary Movement,” Cincinnati, OH 

             Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, “Observation and Invention: The Space of Desire,” Perceptual Painters, Philadelphia,                  PA

             The College of William and Mary, Andrews Gallery, “Color: Imagined and Observed,” Williamsburg, VA

             City Hall of Columbia, “Benedict College, Columbia College Joint Faculty Exhibition,” Columbia, SC 

2013     Adelphi University, “On the Horizon: Contemporary Landscape Painting,” Garden City, NY

             Southside Gallery, Landscape Painting Exhibition, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

             The Drawing Room Gallery, “En Plein Air,” Cos Cob, CT

             39th Street Gallery, “Real & Remembrance,” Perceptual Painters,” Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood, MD

             Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, “Perceptual Painters,”  Louisville, KY

             University of Southern Mississippi Art Museum, “Everything in its Right Place,” Perceptual Painters, Hattiesburg, MS

2012    University of South Carolina, McKissick Museum, “Spring Gala Exhibition,” Columbia, SC

2011     80808 Gallery, “Benedict College Faculty Exhibition,” Columbia, SC

2010    Bowery Gallery, “18th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Juror: Rackstraw Downes, New York, NY

2009   City Art Gallery, “Perceptual Painters: The Collective,” Columbia, SC

2008   Johnson State College, “Young Philadelphia Realists,” Johnson, VT

2007   Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, “Annual MFA Student Exhibition,” Philadelphia, PA

           City Art Gallery, “Unique Perspectives in the Landscape,” Columbia, SC

           City Art Gallery, “Faces and Figures,” Columbia, SC

2005  City Art Gallery, “Landscape Paintings,” Columbia, SC

2004  Columbia Museum of Art, “Contemporary Artist of the Year Exhibition,” Columbia, SC

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2011    First Place, “Bring Us Your Best,” Painting Exhibition, Hendersonville, NC

2007  Patron Purchase Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2004  Ed Yaghjian Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Work, University of South Carolina 

1998   Gold Key, The Scholastic Art and Writing Award for Excellence in Visual Arts,       Lander University, and PML Associates Inc.  

 

REVIEWS/FEATURES

2014     Blog: paintingperceptions.com, Painting Perceptions: Observation and 

             Invention: The Space of Desire, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2012    Heid, Karen; “Artist Brian Rego,” ArtSee Publication

            Blog: powersofobservation.com, Powers of Observation – Features Brian Rego

2011     Blog: painters-table.com, Painters Table Features Brian Rego

            Blog: paintingperceptions.com, Painting Perceptions: Upcoming Painter – Brian Rego

2009   Blog: paintingperceptions.com, Painting Perceptions: Perceptual Painters Group

2008   Day, Jeffery; “Artist’s Off-Kilter Paintings Reflect His New Life,” South Carolina’s The State: Arts