Arts+Culture TX: Texas Studio: Regina Agu

Full article by Casey Gregory

Regina Agu sits, poker straight, on the lumpy coffee shop couch where we meet to discuss her current projects. She is soft-spoken but purposeful in describing her work, and her gentle clarity seems in contrast to the busy, involved practice she is describing. Recent projects include a photo installation at Project Row Houses back in January, her ongoing collaboratively run space-Alabama Song, an auction/performance called House of Wahala with events at Women & Their Work in Austin and DiverseWorks in Houston, a three-person show Into the Midst of Things at DiverseWorks through July 22, and a two-year remote residency with the Drawing Center in New York. “I’ve always had to balance something outside of the studio,” she acknowledges. As an artist, constant collaborator, and grants writer with a seemingly inexhaustible curiosity, Agu finds the studio to be “a release.”