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Randy Regier Sculpture
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The idea that I could spend my life creating art and inspiring others to do the same, with passion and conviction, while at the same time feeding and housing my family, places before me a goal in which personal sacrifices or trials seem inconsequential in light of the destination.
- Randy Regier
Randy Regier exemplifies the late Jack Kent Cooke’s motto, that “destiny demands you do more than your supposed best.” Not wanting to settle for a career painting auto bodies in Salem, Oregon, Randy – at age 33 – embarked on a new journey to pursue his dream to become an artist. As a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar alumn, Randy completed an M.F.A. at the Maine College of Art and is now an acclaimed sculptor. In addition to sculpting, Randy has also received recognition as a cartoonist.
Randy’s provocative works of metal, wood, and paint have earned considerable recognition. His résumé includes a long list of gallery shows, solo and group exhibitions, installations, and presentations. His work has garnered best-in-show awards at numerous exhibitions, and Randy has received several art-related scholarships, including Kansas State University’s Outstanding Senior Artist Scholarship.
“At the heart of my decision to attend graduate school is my desire to explore and develop, to the best of my ability, my full potential as an artist,” says Randy. “The idea that I could spend my life creating art and inspiring others to do the same, with passion and conviction, while at the same time feeding and housing my family, places before me a goal in which personal sacrifices or trials seem inconsequential in light of the destination.”
Currently, Randy has a piece in an exhibition titled “Black Is, Black Ain’t” at the Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, organized by the renowned curator Hamza Walker. During the summer of 2008, he will also be exhibiting a large-scale installation at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.
Randy lives in Maine with his wife and two children. His goal is to continue creating and exploring new territory artistically, and to use his art to "challenge people to think actively and independently and live their lives with conviction and purpose."