REGNIER, IRELAND G., Painter
Professor Emeritus, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Born: 1925
Married, 3 children
Resume updated September 2016

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute, 1951-52
B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute, 1949

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Clemson University, College of Architecture,
    Department of Visual Arts and History,
    Professor Emeritus, 1988-Present
Clemson University, College of Architecture,
    Department of Visual Arts and History,
   Professor, 1978-1988
Clemson University, College of Architecture,
    Department of Visual Arts and History,
   Associate Professor, 1964-1978
Clemson University, College of Architecture,
    Department of Visual Arts and History,
   Associate Professor, 1961-1964

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Faculty Research Committee Grant, Clemson University 1974-75
Kellogg Foundation Grant, "Art in Architecture," 1984

RESEARCH & PUBLIC SERVICE

300' outdoor mural at Winfield Elementary School, London England, 1971-1972
21' x 8' mural at Southwark College, London, England, 1971

One Man Shows

Clemson University, 2013
Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, 1988
Francis Marion College, Florence, South Carolina, 1978
Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1978
Dili Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1975
Heffers Gallery, Cambridge, England, 1972
Dover Street Arts Club, London, England, 1972
Perrins Gallery, London, England, 1971
New York State University, Oswego, New York, 1968

Other Exhibits

Included in permanent collection of the Greenville County Museum
Guadalajara, Mexico
South Carolina Artists Guild, 1979
Contemporary Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1969
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967
Sixth Annual Piedmont Exhibit, Mint Museum, Charlotte , North Carolina, 1965
Piedmont Drawing and Print Show, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1965
Artists Association Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1963
Springs Mills Exhibit, Lancastor, South Carolina and New York City, 1961-62
South Carolina Artists Guild, Charleston, South Carolina, 1962
Governor's Art Show, sponsored by Governor of Florida Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota , Florida, 1960
Rowland Traveling Exhibit, East Coast, U.S., 1959
Mead Paper Company Exibition, Atlanta, Georgia, 1958
Southeastern Regional Art Show, Atlanta, Georgia, 1958
Florida State Art Show, Tampa, Florida, 1957
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1956
Corpus Christi Centennial Museum, 1953
Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 1953

In 1971-1972, I was invited by Sir Hubert Bennett to be visiting fine artist to the Arts Design Group of
the Greater London Council. My work principally was directed toward the integration of art and environment.
I designed, painted and directed a number of projects during this visiting year, which included the following.

1.  300' mural for winfield Primary School, London, involving the children aged 5 to9, directly in the execution of the project.

2.  21' x 8' relief mural for Southwark College, which is an important educational institution in South London.

3. The design of a variety of innovative children's play sculptures.

My position required me to be Fine Arts Consultant to the architects and planners who were engaged in environmental design. In keeping with the policy of the Fine Arts Design Group, a portion of my weekly time was spent in seminars and discussions with artist and critics of the major art institutes in London, such as Chelsea Art School and Royal College of Art. While a member of the Dover Street Arts club, I developed a close personal relationship with Pierre is Jeaneret, the distinguished art critic of the London Times, which helped me immensely in understanding the contemporary London art scene.

Personal Statement

My work is and has alway been an extension of my personal life. Life for art - art for life.