regina deluise photographer 480Drawn to the ineffable and the curious nature of the real, Regina DeLuise explores the visual complexities of contemporary experience through interiors, still life, portraiture and landscape photography. She is moved by the power of the photographic image and its uncanny ability to embody the depth and richness of the human experience. Her images reveal a great love of the medium, the recognition of light, circumstance, and a need to roam toward the unknown.

In a piece written in conjunction with Regina DeLuise’s exhibition Photographs from the Field, Felicia McCarren speaks eloquently to the way in which the artist moves through the world with her camera. 

“Under the dark cloth covering the camera, as if inclining to her subject, Regina engages in a dance with tripod and large view, subject and shutter release-veiled by the dark cloth, bowing to check the image on the ground glass, then throwing it off urgently to see the scene before her, setting the frame and then waiting; the time of the camera is another kind of time. The time of the taking of the picture is a moment in time. The photograph takes a certain time, in a way that makes the pictures tell us something of their time and place that is beyond simple resemblance. They register being there.”

In the field VT regina deluise480Regina DeLuise was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA and an MA from Rosary College, Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. She is represented by Benrubi Gallery in NY and has exhibited her work internationally. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993 and has traveled throughout India, Nepal, Bhutan and Europe, shooting with an 8 x10 view camera. Her work is represented in private and public collections including The Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum in NY, Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. DeLuise is on the faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) in Baltimore, MD previously having taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and the University of Georgia, Studies Abroad in Cortona, Italy. 

Photo credits:
Regina DeLuise -John Dean
In the Field - Donna Whicher