Regan Shrumm

April 2 – May 2

Neurotic Erotica comedy performance – April 19 – 7pm @ KIAC

1st and ONLY Potato Race – April 21 – 1pm @ the Ferry Landing

Artist Talk – April 24 – 6pm @ KIAC

Regan Shrumm (they/them) is a queer, genderqueer, and disabled interdisciplinary artist and curator. They are a white settler of German, Italian, Polish, Scottish, and English ancestry. They are currently living on the traditional and unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations (Victoria, BC). 

Regan is interested in making the arts the centre of every level and aspect of society, as the arts allow us to understand, complicate, re-learn, and contradict truths about human experiences. By focusing on their practice on everyday things that all humans do, such as eating, grieving, and sleeping, Regan tries to make art more accessible to individuals. Some major themes that come up in Regan’s work are building community and relationships; intergenerational skill-sharing; DIY; easing loneliness, isolation, and grief; and intersectional accessibility. Whenever Regan works in community, they build the relationships based on concepts by Indigenous scholars Verna J. Kirkness and Ray Barnhardt known as the four R’s: respect, relevance, responsibility, and reciprocity.

During their time in the Macaulay House Studio Residency, they plan to work on two projects:

  • Trade Show is a social-practice project focusing on DIY, queer, and non-capitalist ways of sharing. The project will begin with a series of Regan’s artworks. These utilitarian artworks include knitted sweaters, embroidered tablecloths, and lino print jackets. Visitors can take home any items that they would like, but they can leave something they feel is of the same value to what they took. This can be their own artwork, a beloved book, even words of wisdom. 
  • As a part of a Canada Council for the Arts grant, Regan will also be researching and interviewing artists and individuals in Dawson City around the theme of queer ecologies. This is a part of a larger research and exhibition that will be exhibited at Victoria’s Legacy Art Gallery in 2025.

Instagram: @reganshrumm