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Photography, graphic design, and studio work with soft pastels constitute the current range of my visual activity.

Most of my images, particularly when working with the pastel medium, are nourished by location -- the plains environment. It’s the landscape that has been given to me, the place that provides my bearings. But representations of that place are not the inevitable result of nourishment. Rather, nourishment provides my visual vocabulary of color, luminosity, texture, space, rhythm, shape and pattern. I would hope that the work can be engaged on more than one level -- pure visual language, or oblique or direct allusions to our common, shared visual world of the central plains.

Certainly the greatest satisfaction comes when I sense that something in my work, whether it be pure visual language or shared visual experience, moves the viewer to a moment of heightened insight and awareness.

 
   

 
1930 Birth, Mountain Lake, Minnesota    
1957- Residence, North Newton, Kansas    
       
Education    
1952 Bethel College, Kansas, B.A.    
1955-57 School of the Art Institute of Chicago    
1965 University of Illinois, MFA    
       
Teaching    
1965-92 Bethel College: Printmaking, Introduction to Art, Design    
       
Selected Exhibitions    
2017 "Fine Arts", juried international photography exhibit, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece    
2017 "Moments of Color", juried international photography exhibit, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece    
2016 Bob Regier: pastels, Watson Art Gallery, Salina, Kansas    
2016 Abstract National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas    
2016 Pastel National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas    
2015 Gail Lutsch / Bob Regier: Recent Works, Robert W. Regier Art Gallery, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas    
2014-2015 Journey through Time: Bob Regier, a retrospective, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, Kansas    
2014 Bob Regier, Paul Friesen, pastels and sculpture, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas    
2014 2014 Pastel National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
Executive Director's Purchase Award
   
2012 Pastel National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas    
2011 Paul Friesen, Bob Regier, Recent Work, Fiber Studio Gallery, Wichita, Kansas    
2009 Bob Regier, Recent Work, Fiber Studio Gallery, Wichita, Kansas    
2009 Considering the Commonplace: Plains Photography by Bob Regier, Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kansas    
2009 Paul Friesen, John Gaeddert, Bob Regier: ceramics, sculpture, pastels, monotypes and photography, Carriage Factory Gallery, Newton, Kansas    
2007 Kansas Masters Invitational, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS    
2000-2003 Selected Works, Bob Regier, Kansas Reciprocal Art Touring Exhibition Service    
2002 The Eye of an Artist: A Visual Journey with Bob Regier, Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kansas    
2001 Recent Work, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana    
2000 Transitions: Selected Works 1965-2000, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas    
2000 Monotypes, Birger Sandzén Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas    
1995 Contemporary Kansas Printmakers, Wichita Art Museum    
       
Honors and Awards    
2004 American Association of Museums, 1st Prize, exhibit brochure “K is for Kansas”    
2004 Honored Senior Artist, Cincinnati Arts Weekend    
2002 Distinguished Achievement Award, Bethel College Alumni Association    
2000 American Association of Museums, Honorable Mention, exhibit brochure “Better Choose Me”    
1998 Distinguished Service Award, Kansas Museum Association    
1991,’93,’96 Kansas Museum Association, awards of excellence    
       
Selected Public Collections    
  Marianna Beach Art Museum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas    
  DeCordova Museum of Contemporary Art, Lincoln, MA    
  Emprise Bank, Wichita, KS    
  Kansas Health Foundation, Wichita, KS    
  Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS    
  Salina, KS Arts and Humanities Commission