Each month, join MoAD staff as we visit some of our favorite artists to see what they’re currently working on and their journey to becoming an artist. This is a rare opportunity to hear from artists directly from their studios. We follow all talks with an audience Q&A.
Regina Herod is a Los Angeles based artist and arts educator. Her works have been exhibited in California, New York and Oregon galleries and she has collaborated in performances at The Broad Museum and The Wende Museum.
"I am interested in using material as surrealistic metaphors to re-imagine the relevance between current and colonized histories of Black and Brown people and the emotional terrains and cyclical circumstances that remain in place through time. In conceptualizing my sculptures, I believe that a kind of storytelling and time travel come into the work. The origins of my work stem from my nomadic existence as a child and my recollections of unclear ruminations surrounding racial divides and marginalization. Examining the connections between our original heritage, resilience and migrations is the overarching investigation in my trajectory as a sculptor and I use the materials of wood, organic materials, paper, plaster, glass, pigmented waxes and metals as ironic components that coincide with our historical experiences. My process involves a lot of twisting, charring, breakage, re-assemblage and layering and I align the unnatural colors within my sculptures as a reflection on the levels of phenomena and beauty within the world."