Sebastiano Varoli founded Art Bastion Gallery in Paris in 2012. In 2016, Art Bastion Gallery opened in Miami, Florida and since then has hosted exhibitions in various international locations, including London and São Paulo. The mission of the gallery is to introduce artists to a wider audience and to bring innovative and exciting talent to the art scene emphasizing the importance of social consciousness and sustainability.
Sebastiano received a BA in Art History and Business Management from New York University, and while in Miami, completed his MBA at University of Miami, with an emphasis on behavioral finance and entrepreneurship. He is currently based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Artistic Director, Co-Founder
Regan Rosburg is known for her carefully constructed, layered resin paintings, which feature imbedded animal relics alongside painted imagery. Her latest work focuses on sensory-laden, emotionally evocative installations that address climate change, biology and plastic pollution. Her research on ecopsychology and art was published in the IGI International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (2017). Regan also curated Axis Mundi, a massive exhibition on eco-psychology held in conjunction with the Denver Biennial of the Americas. She firmly believes that artists are a crucial ally when dealing with pressing global issues and has been asked to share her work and curatorial methodology with leading environmental problem solvers (Thinker’s Lodge, Nova Scotia). Featured in: Truthout, CPR News Radio, the EcoArts Podcast, The Westword, Artists and Climate Change, The Shambhala Times (Canada), and the Denver Post. Represented by: William Havu Gallery (Colorado). Regan holds a MFA from the Lesley University College of Art and Design, and currently teaches at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (Colorado).
Director of Operations, Co-Founder
Darya was born in the Ukraine and moved to Brooklyn in 2001. She works at the intersection of art and science - encapsulating the complexity of nature and global environmental consciousness. Living organisms are the major part of her ideas. Darya explores the many possibilities of collaboration with living matter through bio-processing by using modern technologies such as CNC machines. She creates interactive installations, visual displays and sculptures to help the viewer become more aware of the world around him/her – potentially pushing her viewers to rethink their place as a "Sapiens" part of Earth’s Superorganism. As a part of Darya’s art practice, she uses microscopes with the primary purpose of merging scales. By colliding the visible and invisible worlds at the point of human perception, she is one step closer to understanding the interconnections between the two. Recently, Darya has been exploring the idea of various systems of intelligence and possibility of communicative collaboration between human and nonhuman in the form of living sculpture. She is currently pursuing her MFA at University at Buffalo as part of art and science program in conjunction with Coalesce Biological Lab.