Born in 1961 in Goslar, Germany, she lives
and works in Cologne, Germany. She studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Germany. In 1989 she was acknowledged as a
master student of Roland Dör er. From 1986 to 1994 she was a member of the artist group Freiraum, together with Frank Fuhrmann and Dieter Hinz. Apart from numerous scholarships (amongst others a DAAD-scholarship for Italy in 1990 and a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, for Japan in 2000) and contracts for public art, she received the Leo Breuer Prize in 2006.
In her work Regine Schumann focuses on light effects caused by fluorescent materials. Some of the materials she uses are colored polylight-cords and different colored acrylic panels, which she composes into complex colour spaces in accordance to Goethe’s theory of colours. The artist also uses black light to complement the other colours. “It’s the material of the colored and fluorescent acrylic glass that takes an important role in my work. The material used by me illuminates when light energy is supplied to it, whether in the form of natural daylight or artificial light. Differently colored plates depending on the location lead towards a candling, laying, blending and selection of the light itself.” The constant changes and effects of light is what fascinates the artist and what she focuses her room-specific installations and works on.
2019 Feel Color, Galerie Judith Andreae, Bonn, Germany
2018 Colormirror, Dep Art Gallery, Milan, Italy
2018 Hikari!, Taguchi Fine Art, Tokyo
2018 High Frequencies (with Jus Juchtmans), Galerie Renate Bender, München, Germany
2017 Reflection, Mirrors on the Wall, Galerie Bernd Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
2017 Glow!, Axel Pairon Gallery, Knokke, Belgium