Maureen “Mo” Regulinski
Richmond, VA 23221
Mo Regulinski a Richmond, VA artist/designer creates wearable art from diabetes medical disposables. Through wearable-art Mo addresses healthy-living concepts that impact the body and lifestyle. Her work gives visual credence to health challenges and represents positive aspects of healthy living in American culture. Clothing is her current form of creative expression; using fashion as a venue for new perspective on chronic disease. By designing clothing and accessories based on healthy living choices an educational platform is created. Mo’s mission is to create art that inspires dynamic self–empowerment and visualizes the power of healthy living choices. Mo has recently presented her Regalia: Healing Avatar Series through lecture and exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Valentine History Center, C3 in Richmond, VA, medical groups and conferences and for the American Diabetes Association.
Mo is adjunct faculty at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and lead instructor for the Teen Stylin’ Wearable Art program for over ten years. She collaborates with community programs such as Art 180 in the Atlas Art Center of Richmond, VA with teens and at risk youth investigating art and life skills that build community. Mo served as artist residence at St. Catherine’s School where she mentored students in costume design for the Ampersand Drama program.
Mo graduated with a MFA in Costume Design from the University of Southern California designing costumes for The Strasberg Theatre Los Angeles, CA, The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH, and theatre festivals after graduating. Mo lives with her husband Michael in Richmond, VA.
Professional Studio Artist
Virginia Commonwealth University, Art Education certification
University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts, Theatrical Design, Costume
The Ohio State University, Bachelor o Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting
University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University
Teacher certification coursework
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Adjunct Faculty: Statewide programs, Teen Programs Art 180 in Richmond, VA, Teen Programs, Exhibition installation
Instruction training sessions; working with youth
$100/ hour workshop fee
5-day workshop, 2.5 hours per day, $1000
Materials fees $5/student
$500-Education, educational organization, non-profit speaker fee
$1200- Professional, corporate, convention speaker fee
Transportation & lodging, negotiable
Middle/High School Health & Art Classes Medical groups & conferences, Diabetes organizations, fundraising campaigns, corporations, health organizations, museums and galleries
The Fashion of Healthy Choice
Learn the skill of fashion design and promote healthy living in 5 easy steps. Student designers will transform recycled materials into Positive Statement “Tops” (Turning Out Playful Solutions) that advocate fun, movement, and empowering choices. During a series of five workshops, students will investigate faulty belief systems that encourage unhealthy behavior and ways to change negative ideas into positive action. Critical thinking skills along with drawing and creative construction will be used in the design process. Resulting “Tops” will be exhibited in an exhibition as the culminating event of the residency program. Students will understand fashion design processes, improve design and communication skills and experience positive public advocacy. Watch how “wearing your heart on your sleeve,” develops an appreciation of the arts, design and making great life choices.