About

 

BIOGRAPHY

In her paintings, New Orleans-based artist, Regina Scully, creates enveloping, rhythmic, labyrinthine, microcosmic worlds to enter and travel through. She excavates and explores objects and  different places from her 3D reality, her imagination, and from the collective visual unconscious ocean of symbols, images, and visual memories.

Scully is driven as a painter to explore and try to make sense of unknown worlds beyond our 3D reality–those we create on the edges of our mind, not yet incorporated into maps of our understanding. Time travel, astral travel, and the expansive vistas of our intuitive telepathic minds beckon to be looked into and seen. Scully believes the viewer plays a role in the completion of paintings by impressing naturally upon it, the creation of their own reality. 

Regina was born in Norfolk, Virginia and received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Painting from University of New Orleans. She is a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Award in 2017. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and had a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2017. She was awarded an Artist Residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, and attended every year from 2016 to 2020. Scully’s paintings are in private and public collections including 7 World Trade Center, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. 

 
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EDUCATION

2011            
M.F.A., Painting, University of New Orleans

1997
B.F.A., Painting, Rhode Island School of Design
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Mysteries of Being, Reynolds Ryan Gallery, Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA

2020
Lost and Found, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2019
The House I Live In, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA

To Go In Search Of, C24 Gallery Project Space, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Mindscapes, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

Regina Scully/Japanese Landscape:  Inner Journeys, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

2016                       
Horizons in Space, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

2015                       
Floating Worlds, Seattle Art Fair, single artist project, (Octavia Art Gallery), Seattle, WA

2014                        
Translations, Octavia Art Gallery, Houston, TX

Terra Incognita, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2013                        
Entrance, C24 Gallery, New York, NY 

VOLTA NY, New York, NY

2012                        
Elemental, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2011
Navigate, University of New Orleans Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009
Excavations, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2021
The Emotional Brain, Carroll Gallery, Newcomb Art Dept., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Octavia Art Gallery, Hamptons, NY
Women Represent, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
The Sleep of Reason, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2020
Conceptual Creations: Collage and Assemblage, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2019
Fritz Bultman / Regina Scully:  New Orleans, New York and Beyond,
Octavia Art Gallery Pop-up exhibition, High Line Nine Gallery 5, New York, NY
Art of the City:  Postmodern to Post-Katrina (Presented by the Helis Foundation), Historic New Orleans Collection Museum, New Orleans, LA
 
2018
Core Sample, curated by David C. Terry, C24 Gallery, New York, NY
10 Years/10 Artists, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Art Miami, C24 Gallery, Miami, FL
Scope Art Fair, Octavia Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Art on Paper, C24 Gallery, New York, NY
 
2017
At the Threshold, 2-person exhibition, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2016   
Art Miami, C24 Gallery, Miami, FL
Context, Octavia Art Gallery, Miami, FL
60 Americans, The Makeshift Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Art Southampton, C24 Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
 
2015
Permanent Collection Re-installation of Modern and Contemporary Art Wing, New Orleans Museum of Art (2015-2016), New Orleans, LA
 
2014                        
Alluvial Constructs, Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Imago Mundi Collection, curated by Diego Cortez, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Trivial Pursuits: Obsession’s Allure, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
 
2013
Entering Abstraction, Opera Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Home, Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2012            
NOLA Now Part II, Abstraction in Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
 
2011
Double Crescent, C24 Gallery, New York, NY
Abiding Abstraction, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
Prospect Lafayette, Exhibition in Prospect.2, curated by Dan CameronAcadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
 
2010
Everyday Hybrid, Prospect 1.5 New Orleans, curated by Dan Cameron, Isaac Delgado Fine Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Wide Open, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 
2009                        
Muses, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2008
Elemental 3, Home Space Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Under Construction, UNO Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2006
Group Exhibition, Jenkins-Connelly Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2004
Postcards to the CAC, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
 
2003
No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
 
2002
Time Has Changed, AirB, Brooklyn, NY
 
2000
Artists in Residence, AirB, Brooklyn, NY
 
1998
External, Eternal, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Dreaming of Being a Painter, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
 

AWARDS/HONORS

2017
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
 
2016
Awarded Residency, Hooper Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
2015
Awarded Residency, Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, FL, (2016-20)

LECTURES/PANELS

2018
Lecture, “Scully’s Paintings,” Hermitage Artist Retreat Palm House, Manasota Key, FL
 
2016
Lecture, “Scully’s Paintings,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

2013                        
Artist Panel: “On Abstraction,” VOLTA NY 2013, 82 Mercer Street, New York, NY

2011    
Prospect. 2 Lafayette, “artTALK,” Acadiana Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, Lafayette, LA;  with Dan Cameron and Bruce Davenport Jr.

COLLECTIONS

Microsoft Art Collection (2010, 2013)
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection (2012)
Capital One Art Collection (2014)

New Orleans Museum of Art (2014, 2016)
7 World Trade Center, NYC (2019)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021  

Featured Artist, The Artful Mind, August, 2021, cover, p. 22-29

2017   

Waddington, Chris, “Painter Regina Scully Connects with Japanese Art and a NOMA Curator,” NOMA Arts Quarterly, Jan. 3, p. 2, 6-7

2016

Bookhardt, Eric, “Horizons in Space,” Gambit Weekly, May 17, 2016, p. 4

http://www.insidenola.org/2016/05/regina-scully-at-octavia.html

2015

Durón, Maximilíano. (July 30, 2015). PREVIEW SEATTLE ART FAIR 2015. Retrieved from http://www.artnews.com/2015/07/30/preview-seattle-art-fair-2015/

Manitach, Amanda. (July 31, 2015). Seattle Art Fair: First Impressions. Retrieved from http://cityartsonline.com/articles/seattle-art-fair-first-impressions

Price, Aaron. (July 30, 2015). Seattle Art Fair 2015/Our Favourite Works. Retrieved from https://www.ultravie.co.uk/blog/2015/07/30/seattle-art-fair-2015-our-favourite-works/

Thomas, Ann Marshall. (September, 2015). Louisiana’s Top 10 Contemporary Artists & Where to Find Them. Retrieved from http://www.theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/louisiana/articles/louisiana-s-top-10-contemporary-artists-where-to-find-them/

2014                        

Bookhardt, Eric, “Terra Incognita and Theme and Variations,” Gambit Weekly, February 18, 2014, p. 59

James, Christopher. (May 25, 2014). ART MARKET SAN FRANCISCO 2014 WITH CHRISTOPHER JAMES. Retrieved from http://www.christopherjamesart.com/#!ART-MARKET-SAN-FRANCISCO-2014-WITH-CHRISTOPHER-JAMES/ckja/3341FA12-7680-4A68-90F9-0F2C26E6F905

McLellan, Marian, “Scully and Logan,” The New Orleans Art Review, February/March/April, 2014, p. 17-19

2013                        

Bookhardt, Eric, “Home and Sputnik 1,” Gambit Weekly, August 13, 2013, p. 43

Menendez, Didi, Publisher, IArtistas #7, June, 2013, p. 13-15

Sherman, Aaron. (November 15, 2013). GALLERY NIGHT [VIDEO]: Chelsea Art Trek, 8 Galleries in 1 Night. Retrieved from http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/986054/gallery-night-video-chelsea-art-trek-8-galleries-in-1-night

2012            

Featured Artist, The Southern Review, Louisiana State University Press, Autumn, 2012, cover, viii, p. 622-30

Bookhardt, Eric, “Paintings by Regina Scully,” Gambit Weekly, February 14, 2012, p. 71

Rodriguez, Kathy, “A Land in Tumult,” The New Orleans Art Review, March/April/May 2012, p. 36-37

Smyk, Brianna, “Regina Scully’s Brushstrokes Create Abstract Environments,” Nolavie.com, January 13, 2012

2011           

Frank, Peter, “Haiku Reviews: Shakespeare, Abstraction, and Pacific Standard Time,” Huffington Post Arts, October 21, 2011

In New York Magazine, Illustration, September, 2011

Weiss, Marion, “Art Commentary,” Dan’s Papers, May 20, 2011, p. 60

New York Times, Long Island Calendar, Illustration, April 26, 2011

2009           

Calas, Terrington, “Notations: Regina Scully and Historical Reflection,” The New Orleans Art Review,Oct/Nov/Dec, 2009, p. 28-30

Popper, Alison, “Review: Regina Scully: Excavations,” Artvoices Magazine, October, 2009

Bookhardt, Eric, “Gridlock,” Gambit Weekly, August 11, 2009

2008                       

Bookhardt, Eric, “White Space,” Gambit Weekly, July 28, 2008