Biography

Regina Stadnik grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine. After immigrating to the US, she received a BA in Studio Art at the University of South Florida, where she found her footing with printmaking. More recently her art practice shifted to quilting, and at times combining painting and printing on top of quilt surface to build imagery. Her work is in several public collections, including San Francisco General Hospital, KALA Art Institute, Bienes Center for the Literary Arts in Fort Lauderdale, and the University of South Florida. She exhibited at the 2023 De Young Open. Stadnik is currently an Artist-in-Residence at KALA Art Institute. Her studio is located in Oakland, CA.

Artist Statement

My current body of work explores the themes of shelter, security, and longing through close observation of my neighborhood and my home—how the water tower appears flat against the intense blue of the sky, buildings vanish into the fog, a chair silhouettes against a window. I use quilting as my medium. The soft tactile quality of fabric echoes comfort, contrasting with the geometry of the built environment. 

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RESIDENCIES
2024
KALA Art Institute | Berkeley CA

2006 - 2010
KALA Art Institute | Berkeley CA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024 
Landscapes: Real and Imagined, Mission Bowling Club  |. San Francisco, CA

2023 
De Young Open Tri-Annual Exhibition, De Young Museum  |  San Francisco, CA
Alameda County Arts Commission EBHQ Show, Alameda County Administration Bldg. | Oakland, CA

2020
Magnum Opus, RH Gallery  | Philadelphia, PA 

2019
City of Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition 2019 - 2020  |  Berkeley, CA

2010 
Kalassal Art Fundraiser, Kala Gallery  |  Berkeley, CA 

2009
KALA Residency Projects  |  Berkeley, CA
Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition  |  Berkeley, CA

2005
Figurative Show, Thompson Gallery  |  Livermore, CA

2002
Berkeley Art Center Annual Showcase  |  Berkeley, CA
Beating Back the Night, Mad River Post  |  San Francisco, CA

2001
Stories. Addison Street Windows Gallery  |  Berkeley, CA
2000 Book Nooks, Interactive book arts show, Works  |  San Jose, CA
Fairy Tales, Woman Made Gallery  |  Chicago, IL
1999 Books, Maps & Journals, Sebastopol Center for the Arts  |  Sebastopol, CA
Best of Tampa, Juror’s choice Award. Hyde Park Fine Arts  |  Tampa, FL

COLLECTIONS
San Francisco General Hospital
KALA Art Institute
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
Las Positas College
University of South Florida
Private Collections

EDUCATION
University of South Florida, College of Fine Arts, Tampa, FL.
Post-graduate studies
BA - Art Studio, (Honors)
Kiev Artistic-Industrial School, Kiev, Ukraine. (Honors)

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