Regina Herod lives and works in Los Angeles. She initially studied theater in college and believes that those early years contribute to constructive forms that evolve within her visual arts practice. She earned her B.F.A at San Diego State University and her M.F.A from The Otis College of Art & Design. Her work examines historicized trauma within the context of race, marginalization and systemic oppression. In sculpture, she conflates materials such as wood, wax, metal and paper as surrealistic metaphors, in order to re-imagine the relevance between current and colonized history and the emotional terrains and circumstance that remain. Ms. Herod’s works have been exhibited in California, New York and Oregon.