Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh. Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh. Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh. Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh. Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh. Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh. Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh. Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014
The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh.

Some work-in-progress shots from my latest installation, “Nerve Endings”, currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX - November 22, 2013 - January 11, 2014

The installation includes experimental screenprint, site-specific wall drawing, and performative drawings on mesh.

Studio entryway

Short film research part 2

Works sold at Art League holiday mini-mART last weekend.  Includes sketches, drawings, and collages on paper. I had no plan to exhibit these works and it seemed like the perfect venue to share some smaller pieces.
(c) Regina Agu 2011 - 2012 Works sold at Art League holiday mini-mART last weekend.  Includes sketches, drawings, and collages on paper. I had no plan to exhibit these works and it seemed like the perfect venue to share some smaller pieces.
(c) Regina Agu 2011 - 2012 Works sold at Art League holiday mini-mART last weekend.  Includes sketches, drawings, and collages on paper. I had no plan to exhibit these works and it seemed like the perfect venue to share some smaller pieces.
(c) Regina Agu 2011 - 2012 Works sold at Art League holiday mini-mART last weekend.  Includes sketches, drawings, and collages on paper. I had no plan to exhibit these works and it seemed like the perfect venue to share some smaller pieces.
(c) Regina Agu 2011 - 2012 Works sold at Art League holiday mini-mART last weekend.  Includes sketches, drawings, and collages on paper. I had no plan to exhibit these works and it seemed like the perfect venue to share some smaller pieces.
(c) Regina Agu 2011 - 2012 Works sold at Art League holiday mini-mART last weekend.  Includes sketches, drawings, and collages on paper. I had no plan to exhibit these works and it seemed like the perfect venue to share some smaller pieces.
(c) Regina Agu 2011 - 2012

Works sold at Art League holiday mini-mART last weekend.  Includes sketches, drawings, and collages on paper. I had no plan to exhibit these works and it seemed like the perfect venue to share some smaller pieces.

(c) Regina Agu 2011 - 2012

Studio view of small works (collages, drawings, sketches) that I placed in the Art League Houston curated holiday Mini-mART this past weekend.

Wandered from El Museo del Barrio into the Central Park Conservatory Garden in Harlem (testing instagram: sun_ria) (Taken with Instagram)

New York City notes -

I realized how much I don’t do social media while traveling. I need to disconnect to embrace new connections.

It felt so good to be in a room, at a table with my own, breaking bread…progressive, loving, fighting. For once, no need to explain away my hybridity.

"It is well."

Also, can I pitch a tent in the Strand bookstore? I promise I’ll be quiet.

This past week was full of:

storytelling

dancing

laughter

books

dreaming out loud with stangers

new friends

old friends (after 12 years and multiple countries, we all looked the same. Maybe just a bit heavier) - Johnannesburg reminiscing

Naija loving

Disparate threads woven together into a cohesive plan. I know why I’m here. I know the work I need to do.

(I need a better term for “aha! moments”)

I want to grow roots in Brooklyn.

I had the most incredible host ever. She is a goddess <3

Looters

Regina Agu

Sketchbook 7-13-2012 (cut-paper collage on paper)

Notes: Source materials include a volume from the late 50’s on the history of world peoples.

View my sketchbook

Notes - 7-16-12

Quick notes from today:

As the weeks count down to my solo exhibition opening in late September at Fresh Arts, in Houston, TX, I’ve started to focus on the administrative tasks at hand. Submitting materials for press releases, revising and tightening up my statement, scheduling talks, and of course, remaining in all-out production mode.

This summer I’ve had the opportunity to have a studio all to myself and this time alone has solidified what I’ve learned about my own approach to art-making and process. I am a researcher at heart.  My process vacillates between months of research, reading, record-keeping, organizing, archiving, and documentation, followed by fruitful periods of making and intuitive creation…working through the ideas and producing final objects. 

I’ve played around with different levels of visibility online into my art process over the past 3 years.  I reached a point of social media burn-out in 2011.  I used to post diligently on other platforms: a year of daily drawings, lengthy process blog posts, reading lists, etc.  I think ultimately I tired of this because it began to feel too much like “production”, an unwilling performance even, and less like the intense research time that I require to recharge and create.

Still finding the happy medium. 

Regina Agu

Sketchbook - 7-11-12

Cut-paper collage on paper

Note: Still digging through the volume I found on the history of world peoples. These 2 anonymous young women caught my eye. 

View my sketchbook.