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레기나 보데 (Regina Bode)


Thema : Ocean Secrets

주제 : 바다조개와 동양 수묵화 결합


Regina Bode studied music and fine arts in Hamburg, Germany, Salzburg and Vienna, Austria. She received her MA in music and in fine arts from the Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste, the Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst and the University of Hamburg.

As a professional artist and art educator she worked in Germany, Austria and The Netherlands. In 2004 Regina moved to Hawaii where she was working as a Teaching Artist with the AITS (Artist in the School) Program and with the Honolulu Museum of Arts.

In January 2017 Regina moved to Busan, South Korea serving as a Visiting Professor for Art and Art history at Pusan National University.

Regina’s oeuvre includes drawings, paintings, mixed media and printmaking. 

Her work can be found in national and international collections, including the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Honolulu Museum of Art, Benetton Collection and the Deutsche (German) Bundestag Art Collection. 

In Honolulu she is represented by Cedar Street Gallery and Fine Arts Associates. 



2020 Altered Book Exhibition, MOCA, CA; The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Library, NYC 

2020 Honolulu Printmakers Annual Show, Honolulu, Hawaii

2019 MOCA Marin County Museum of Contemporary Art, Altered Book Show

2019 KSBDA Invitational Exhibition, Kairo (Egypt)

2018 BCAA, International Art Exchange Exhibition, Busan; IACEA “Hanryu” Exhibition, Dangjin, Seoul; KSBDA Invitational Exhibition; “Qualia Landscape”, Gallery Geoje, Geoje-do

2018 MOCA, Marin County, CA, Altered Book Show (Innovation Award); Honolulu Printmakers Annual Show

2017 MOCA Marin County, CA Altered Book Show; IMAGO MUNDI “Contemporary Artists from Hawaii”, Benetton Collection, Venice (Italy) ongoing travelling

2016 “20 Years of Hawai’i Art” at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu Museum of Arts

2015, 2014 MOCA Marin County CA, Altered Book Exhibition

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Honolulu Printmakers, Hawaii Watercolor Society, Honolulu Museum of Art Faculty Show, Koa Gallery

2011 Honolulu Printmakers, Academy Art Center Staff Show, Hawaii Watercolor Society

2010 Hawaii Watercolor Society, Honolulu Printmakers, Bethel Street Gallery, Academy Art Center Staff Show, Honolulu Academy of Arts

2009, 2008, 2007 Hawaii Watercolor Society (Best in Show 2009), Bethel Street Gallery, Honolulu Printmakers

2006 Artist of Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Selected Solo Shows

2019 Gallery Geoje, Geoje-do, South Korea

2018 PNU Gallery, Busan National University, Busan, South Korea

2014 BRUE, Honblu, Honolulu

2014 HPU-Hawaii Pacific University Gallery, Kaneohe

2013 Gallery at Ward, Honolulu 

2009 Atelier Leersum, The Netherlands

2008 Gallery on the Pali, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2007 Gemeentegebouw Leersum, The Netherlands

2006 Gallery on the Pali, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2004 SEB Bank AG Kiel, Germany

2003 Stattcafe, Municipal Gallery of the city of Kiel, Germany 

2003 Gallery Kunststuecke, Hamburg, Germany

2002 Municipal Gallery of Frauenfeld, Switzerland

2002 Gallery De Tobbe, The Hague, The Netherlands

2001 Municipal Gallery Roebel, Mueritz, Germany

2001 City Theater Gallery Huizen, The Netherlands


I see art as a universal language, a powerful medium to express and translate visually what cannot be conveyed otherwise.  I think of my artwork as a kaleidoscope, which enables me to see human behavior and nature in their many organic facets.  My work tends to focus on the interwoven cultural layers that I experience as a European in Busan, South Korea and Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Inspired by Asian, Polynesian and European histories, and by combining these elements in various visual layers my artwork tries to make visible the universality of human existence. Ever-accelerating technological progress alienates humans more and more from their traditional roots and environments. 

“After the Flood- Nach der Flut”

60cm x 80cm, Mixed media


mixed media, 80cm x 60cm

“From the Deep 1”– Aus der Tiefe 1,

Ink Drawing- Tuschezeichnung, 120cm x44cm


“From the Deep 2- Aus der Tiefe”,

Ink Drawing- Tuschezeichnung, 120cm x 44cm

“From the Deep 3- Aus der Tiefe 3”,

Ink Drawing- Tuschezeichnung, 120cm x 44cm

“From the Deep 4- Aus der Tiefe 4”,

Ink Drawing- Tuschezeichnung, 120cm x 44cm

“From the Deep 5- Aus der Tiefe 5”,

Ink Drawing- Tuschezeichnung, 120cm x 44cm

“From the Deep 6- Aus der Tiefe 6”,

Ink Drawing- Tuschezeichnung, 120cm x 44cm