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Damond Howard
updated: 01/14/2014
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled-Diptych 1a (Wearing the Mask series)
Untitled #1, (Stand Your Ground series)
Untitled #4, (Stand Your Ground series)
Untitled-Diptych 2b (Wearing the Mask series)
Untitled-Diptych 2a (Wearing the Mask series)
Untitled-Diptych 3a (Wearing the Mask series)
Untitled-Diptych 3b (Wearing the Mask series)
Exhibition
Cutting His Old Associates-Study
'Grades of Intelligence'
Harper’s Weekly, January 10, 1863-Master and Pompey Revised
Harper’s Weekly, January 17, 1863-Cutting His Old Associates-Revised
Harper’s Weekly, January 10, 1863-Dark Artillery-Revised
‘Facial Angle’ Theories
Number  3 (Separate But Equal series)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, identity, conceptual, portraiture, narrative
 
 
Untitled-Diptych 1a (Wearing the Mask series) by Damond Howard
Untitled-Diptych 1a (Wearing the Mask series)
Giclee (reproduction)
2009
30 " x  44 " 
Untitled #1, (Stand Your Ground series) by Damond Howard
Untitled #1, (Stand Your Ground series)
Mixed Media on paper
2013
30" x  22" 
Untitled #4, (Stand Your Ground series) by Damond Howard
Untitled #4, (Stand Your Ground series)
Mixed Media
2013
30 30 " x  22 " 
Untitled-Diptych 2b (Wearing the Mask series) by Damond Howard
Untitled-Diptych 2b (Wearing the Mask series)
Charcoal on paper
2007
84 " x  58 " 
Untitled-Diptych 2a (Wearing the Mask series) by Damond Howard
Untitled-Diptych 2a (Wearing the Mask series)
Charcoal on paper
2007
84 " x  58 " 
Untitled-Diptych 3a (Wearing the Mask series) by Damond Howard
Untitled-Diptych 3a (Wearing the Mask series)
Charcoal on paper
2007
84 " x  58 " 
Untitled-Diptych 3b (Wearing the Mask series) by Damond Howard
Untitled-Diptych 3b (Wearing the Mask series)
Charcoal on paper
2007
84 " x  58 " 
Exhibition by Damond Howard
Exhibition
Installation-pic 1
2009
Dimensions variable
Cutting His Old Associates-Study by Damond Howard
Cutting His Old Associates-Study
Mixed Media
2011
12 0 " x  20 " 
'Grades of Intelligence' by Damond Howard
'Grades of Intelligence'
Black Prismacolor on paper
2005
58 " x  84 " 
Harper’s Weekly, January 10, 1863-Master and Pompey Revised by Damond Howard
Harper’s Weekly, January 10, 1863-Master and Pompey Revised
Mixed Media
2013
20" x  24" 
Harper’s Weekly, January 17, 1863-Cutting His Old Associates-Revised by Damond Howard
Harper’s Weekly, January 17, 1863-Cutting His Old Associates-Revised
Mixed Media
2012
20" x  24" 
Harper’s Weekly, January 10, 1863-Dark Artillery-Revised by Damond Howard
Harper’s Weekly, January 10, 1863-Dark Artillery-Revised
Mixed Media
2012
20" x  24" 
‘Facial Angle’ Theories by Damond Howard
‘Facial Angle’ Theories
White Prismacolor pencil on paper
2005
58" x  84" 
Number  3 (Separate But Equal series) by Damond Howard
Number 3 (Separate But Equal series)
Oil Stick on Paper
2001
84" x  42" 

Artist Statement
I draw from my own personal experiences as an African-American and native in the Deep South for the themes of my art.  In particular, what it means to be African-American in a white society and how this shapes the imagery of self. I have been using the self-portrait as a means to explore and question relationships that construct identity and subjecthood.  As a black male in a largely white culture, I have been victimized by racism, but as an artist I have an opportunity to critique and revise the representations of blackness including, but not limited to, journalistic cartoons, advertisements, popular culture, and even high art that were major venues for the racial stereotyping of African-Americans.  I examine historical memory and attempt to make manifest the racist myths and distortions as it persists in the present moment. My current works are representational and an infusion of photographic realism with illustrations from the nineteenth century, and of scientific racism, and historical caricatures of African-Americans from political cartoons and other sources currently available to me. In addition to the attention to detail I put in fusing and rendering form, scale has been a major factor in my work. My goal in using large-scale is to magnify the impact these images have had and continue to have on history, while asking viewers to conduct new examinations of racial representation.

Artist Bio / CV

A graduate of South Carolina State University (B.S. Art Education) and University of Florida (M.F.A. Studio Art), Damond Howard is an artist who combines art and history in unique ways. His interest and experience in African-American culture is distinguishable in his figurative work. His work explores issues of identity and subjecthood of the African-American experience. Among the many venues, Howard’s work have been exhibited at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art (South Carolina), the University of Tennessee's Downtown Gallery (Knoxville), Hammonds House Galleries and Resource Center for African American Art (Atlanta), The College of Wooster Art Museum (Ohio), MOJA Arts Festival (Charleston, South Carolina), the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), and solo exhibitions in Kentucky, Arkansas, and South Carolina. In addition to creating and teaching art professionally, Howard writes and has contributed biographies on renowned African-American visual artists to the Harvard University’s African American National Biography. Howard’s writing and drawings about his own work have been featured and are published. Additionally, he has contributed illustrations to a PBS documentary on slain Civil Rights activist Harry T. Moore. In 2010, Howard was awarded Fellow in the Visual Arts by the South Carolina Arts Commission. The Fellowship is a juried award given to only one visual artist in the State.