"The Two of Us”
University of South Alabama Marx Library
Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art
July 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015
The University of South Alabama Marx Library is pleased to present a new exhibit featuring paintings
by southern Mobile County husband and wife art team Benno Kollegger and Regina Doi-Kollegger.
“The Two of Us” will be on display from July 1 – August 31, 2015 in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles
Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Library.
The show features beautiful, large-scale paintings by the Kolleggers. The exhibit showcases two unique
series created by the talented couple. Benno Kollegger’s series, “The 10,” depicts his understanding of
the commandments using the power of the human form. Regina Doi-Kollegger’s series, “Uma (the
horse),” portrays the emotion behind the movement and spirit of horses.
Benno was born, raised, and educated in Austria before moving to the United States in 1962. He has
always loved to paint and is an accomplished sculptor. He is an internationally known artist who has had
numerous shows in Europe and in the United States. His wife, Regina, who was born in Tokyo, Japan, is
also a gifted painter and sculptor. Her fine art is influenced by her Eurasian heritage.
When the Kolleggers moved from upstate New York to southern Alabama in 2013, they quickly became
part of the Mobile art scene. The couple brought a fresh, unique perspective to the traditional artistic
themes of our area. They are now well established as popular, vital members of the local art community.
A reception to showcase the Kollegger’s exhibit will be held on Friday, July 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in
the Rodning Gallery on the third floor of the Library. The reception is free and open to the public.
Everyone is invited to attend the reception and have the opportunity to meet the artists and view their