Regina Agu was born in Houston, TX and was raised traveling overseas throughout Africa and Europe, as her father undertook work with the United Nations, Work Health Organization. Her family has roots in both Nigeria and Louisiana, and her artwork reflects her own rich cultural heritage, as well as the cultures and locations that she encountered during her upbringing. Agu was first exposed to drawing and painting through her mother’s artwork, sketchbooks and design textbooks, and she began to nurture her own creative drive as a young child. Upon returning to the United States to attend Cornell University and subsequently relocating back to Houston, Agu continues to create work and actively exhibits in Houston.
I am interested in mapping the collective memories left behind in historic spaces and architecture. For Communograph I will investigate the floors in abandoned/historic spaces in 3rd ward and the immediate Project Row Houses surroundings. This will result in images, or mappings of the historic floors being projected onto the floor of the Communograph house, transforming the space into an architectural map that changes and shifts throughout the installation.