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Joshua Howard
updated: 02/10/2009
website: www.joshuaabramhoward.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Financing a steady hand, focusing on the promised land.
 The Days upon us melt in the sun to aid our odyssey.
Love face at the BBQ.
Half man, half amazing.
Stardust.
Culture Connoisseur
Live to Create - Create to Live.
Weird science
More Flavors than Fruit Stripe Gum.
Untitled.
Secrets, Lies - Myths and Follies
Warm and Fuzy Inside
Hide and Seek
Stacked Droids with Beans.
Round Midnight
 
Portfolio Keywords:  childhood, cartoon, geometric, political, urban, surreal, consumer culture, animals, pattern, humor
 
 
Financing a steady hand, focusing on the promised land.  by Joshua Howard
Financing a steady hand, focusing on the promised land.
Paper, Wheat paste
2008
96 " x  96 " 
 The Days upon us melt in the sun to aid our odyssey. by Joshua Howard
The Days upon us melt in the sun to aid our odyssey.
Wood dowels, yarn, cardboard, ink, acrylic.
2008
46" x  45"  x 5" 
Love face at the BBQ. by Joshua Howard
Love face at the BBQ.
Wood, BBQ skewers, Scouring sponges, Acrylic, ink.
2008
48 " x  22.25 "  x 14 " 
Half man, half amazing. by Joshua Howard
Half man, half amazing.
Wood, cardboard, Acrylic, ink, gold paper
2008
91.25 " x  25 "  x 19 " 
Stardust. by Joshua Howard
Stardust.
Wood, Acrylic, ink
2008
44.5" x  39.5"  x 23" 
Culture Connoisseur  by Joshua Howard
Culture Connoisseur
Acrylic, Ink, colored pencil, on paper.
2008
22" x  30" 
Live to Create - Create to Live. by Joshua Howard
Live to Create - Create to Live.
Silkscreen on paper
2007
17.25" x  17.25" 
Weird science by Joshua Howard
Weird science
Acrylic, Ink, colored pencil, on paper.
2008
22" x  30" 
More Flavors than Fruit Stripe Gum. by Joshua Howard
More Flavors than Fruit Stripe Gum.
Acrylic, Ink, paper, on wood panel
2007
23.5" x  33.75" 
Untitled. by Joshua Howard
Untitled.
Wood, Acrylic, paper
2008
83.5 " x  48 "  x 23.5 " 
Secrets, Lies - Myths and Follies by Joshua Howard
Secrets, Lies - Myths and Follies
Acrylic, Ink on wood panel
2007
28" x  28" 
Warm and Fuzy Inside by Joshua Howard
Warm and Fuzy Inside
Acrylic, graphite on wood panel.
2005
15.5" x  13" 
Hide and Seek by Joshua Howard
Hide and Seek
Acrylic, Ink, paper, on wood panel
2005
31.5" x  22.5" 
Stacked Droids with Beans. by Joshua Howard
Stacked Droids with Beans.
Paper ,wheatpaste.
2007
180" x  72" 
Round Midnight by Joshua Howard
Round Midnight
Acrylic, Ink, paper, on wood panel
2006
48" x  48" 

Artist Statement
I have always had an interest in Science particularly astronomy. The idea that the whole universe was created from a tiny atom and at this very moment expanding is hard to imagine.  I’m baffled that only one of the nine planets in our solar systems has the ability to sustain life. Does this mean artwork only exists on planet Earth?
My artwork stems from the belief that one should never stop learning and progressing.  All my artworks are experiments that lead to more experiments. This is how I create artwork. It’s within a consistent workflow that new ideas are born. The finished pieces are humble attempts to see how far and to what level I can further these art experiments.
I used to consider myself a drawer. I thought I would only make drawings in the two dimensional sense for the rest of my life. Luckily I have proved myself wrong and I have never been so happy to be wrong before. Sculpture for me is a possibility for unknown to surface. Like looking though a pair of binoculars or tuning a guitar both need to be focused or tuned to achieve clearness and tone. It is within this unknown that I believe the most intuitive and interesting work can be created. When the three dimensionality of sculpture is applieyed it heightens the reality of my drawing.
I consider my sculptures a mix between upsurd street signs, monuments created from my subconscious, and relics from different dimensions. I’m attracted to bold bright colors. My color choice is derived from the energy from which it was created. One of my goals is to make an artwork more accessible to a wider audience outside the confines of the art world. By using the same objects that the public uses hopefully a connection is established. To reach the widest audience, to have an idea understood beyond the usual audience of contemporary art is the history I want to build upon and create for myself.

Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION:
2003: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. BFA in drawing.
Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture.
SOLO SHOWS:
2007  INVISIBLE GALLERY, “Augmentable”. NY. (Two-Person Show)
2006  ATMOS “Small Wonders” Harlem, NY.
2005  INVISIBLE GALLERY “Novelties” NY.
2001  INCHMEAL GALLERY “The Happiest Place on Earth” Portland, Oregon.
 LOTHRINGER-LADEN GALLERY Munich, Germany.
GROUP SHOWS:
2008  EXIT ART. “THE LABYRINTH WALL From Mythology to Reality”. NY.
 TEAPOT GALLERY. “Destruction-Construction”. Cologne, Germany.
 NYCAMS- New York Center for Art & Media Studies. “Dead Composition”. NY.
2007  REPETTI GALLERY. “What’s Going On” LIC, NY.
 POOL ART FAIR. “ART ATACK” Hotel Chelsea. NY.
 ROCKAWAY ARTISTS ALLIANCE. “Town & Country” Rockaway, NY.
 JAMAICA CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND LEARNING "A Jamaica Queens Thing" Jamaica ,NY.
 BLVD GALLERY "First of Many" Seattle, Washington.
 EARNEST SEWN "Inside Job" NY.
2006  QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART (Queens International 2006)
 BLVD GALLERY "Pushin 5". Seattle, Washington.
 DNA GALLERY. “Cusp”. Provincetown, Massachusetts.
 MAGNAN PROJECTS “Binge and Purge”. NY.
 ROQ LA RUE “Sweetest Taboo” Seattle, Wash.
 SWING SPACE “Open Studios at 32 Ave of the Americas” NY.
2005  WHITE BOX “The Seven Year Itch” NY.
2004  SAMSON PROJECTS “Super Salon”, Boston, Massachusetts.
2000  THE DENTIST HEADQUARTERS “A Foot and the Ground” San Francisco, California.
GRANTS:
2008 A.I.M. 29. Artist In The Marketplace. Bronx Museum, Bronx NY.
2005 Swing Space (LMCC)
Seattle Monorail Green-line temporary public art.
2003 Skowhegan Fellowship.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2007 “ A Jamaica, Queens thing” Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica, Queens. Vol.3, No.1
(catalog).
Jenks, Debra. “Pool Art Fair makes a splash at Hotel Chelsea”. Chelsea Now. October 5-11 2007,
Volume 2 Number 1, page 26.
Nieves, Sitara. "Crack, Rap, South Jamaica". Queens Chronicle. May 3.
2006 Lowenstein, Kate. "Queens International: Everything All at Once". Time Out NY.
January 11.