Andi Regan is a full-time, award-winning artist based in Wanaka. Her mixed media works are held in private and public collections throughout New Zealand, including past and current displays at Te Papa Museum, The World of WearableArt Museum and Sculptureum Gallery.
Andi’s process is concerned with repurposing man-made materials, transforming industrial media into organic sculptures that reflect the patterns and textures of mother nature. Native New Zealand flora and fauna are her predominant influences and she constantly challenges herself to re-create these biomorphic forms through her self-developed construction skills and dyeing techniques.
Her background and qualifications in Textile Design become evident in these processes, whilst making references to traditional craft techniques, with the linking and tying of readily found materials. By using opposing media and subject matter, she provides thought provoking subjects and a reminder of the continuing threat to our ecosystems.
Andi’s work features in several publications and she has had numerous solo and group shows. She has won several awards and has been a finalist and award winner in the World of WearableArts show in Wellington five times. She has been an exhibiting member of Hullabaloo Art Space since 2010, enjoying being part of an artist collective and often working on her pieces when on duty in the gallery.