Prairie Reconstruct no. 15</i>, from <u>The Portfolio of Lost Plants</u><i>

Prairie Reconstruct no. 15, from The Portfolio of Lost Plants, archival inkjet print, 17" x 11", 2014

Regan Golden is an artist based in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  She earned her BA from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.  She is an arts writer for Modern Painters and ARTPULSE, the co-founder of Drawn Lots Collaborative, and the Instructor of Drawing and Art Theory at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  She has written several artist books, participated in a dozen artist residencies, and exhibited her work in solo and group shows throughout the country.  Regan was awarded an Emerging Artist Fellowship at The Jerome Foundation in Minneapolis (2014-15) and she was recently nominated for the Baum Foundation Award for an Emerging American Photographer.

Regan writes, "My work is inspired by the scrubby forests and ragged prairies that border subdivisions and railroad tracks.  Since the future of these spaces is uncertain, capturing them at present is crucial.  As an artist, I want to capture the cycle of growth and decay occurring in these small, urban natural spaces. . . .

I work in collage and altered photographs because I am fascinated by how our sense of images as physical objects is diminishing with the influx of digital media and how this parallels our detachment from natural spaces.  It seems that the printed photograph is as outmoded as the genre of 'landscape' or the idea of 'wilderness.'  Using both digital tools and traditional collage techniques, I hope my work enables viewers to re-examine their relationship to images, as well as the overlooked natural spaces that are part of everyday life."

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