David Regan has built a national reputation for his porcelain sculptures that combine provocative forms and intricate sgraffito drawings. His newest piece, "The Grid," speaks to the struggle for power in America. Hands are clasped in competition, or camaraderie, or possibly both. Their flesh depicts the various sources of fuel that power America's industry—coal, electricity, wind—as it flows from rural areas into urban ones.

 

Regan has a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from Alfred University. He was a 2011 recipient of The Virginia Groot Foundation Individual Artist Grant, and has received fellowships from the Montana Arts Council and the Western States Arts Federation. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in North Carolina, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.