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Brad Howe

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Birthplace
Riverside, California

Birth year
1959

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Los Angeles

Website

Representing galleries
Gilman Contemporary, Elaine Baker Gallery , Caldwell Snyder Gallery

Statement

My sculptures are composed with vitality and celebrate beauty. Their structures are composed with actual or implied kinetic properties aimed at exposing energized moments between connection and disconnection, as well as between strain and serenity.

Brad Howe seeks to build on the tradition of geometric abstraction and to sustain that tradition as a living, viable discourse. His freestanding sculptures, wall pieces and playful mobiles combine the dynamic planar relationships and solid coloration associated with post-cubist modernism. Their playful exuberance, however, owes more to the artistic climates of twenty-first century L.A. and São Paulo, where Howe initiated his artistic career.The humor, inventiveness, and versatility of Howe's artistic process are perfectly suited for the commissioned projects he works on. This is evidenced in the fact that the interplay between experimentation in the studio and the unique interests or needs of his private, and corporate clients serves as a vital source of inspiration. The external parameters that this sort of interaction poses, allows Howe to approach his process from ever-changing perspectives, and it allows his stainless steel, bronze or aluminum pieces to take unpredictable directions.

As a student of International Relations at Stanford University, Howe attended the University of São Paolo to specialize in Brazilian Affairs. It was there that he discovered the passion for art and architecture that would eventually lead to his first exhibitions. Since then, the largely autodidactic sculptor has met with overwhelming success. He has exhibited in over sixteen countries worldwide, and his works have been placed in collections throughout 32 countries, including most recently, an 80 foot mobile for the Georgia International Convention Center, an 18 foot stainless steel sculpture for a corporate client in Bilberach, Germany, as well as pieces for the City of Los Angeles, and MIT.

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BORN:

Riverside, California 1959

RESIDENCE:

Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION:

Stanford University, Stanford, California
University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:

2010  BRAD HOWE: Primavernica; Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, California
BRAD HOWE: Sculturen, Mobiles und Mandalas; Galerie Kaysser, Munich, Germany
BRAD HOWE: Giocare con la scultura; Art 1307, Villa di Donato, Napoli, Italy

2009  BRAD HOWE: Ein Kaktus–ganz ohne Stacheln; Sudwestbank AG, Stuttgart, Germany

2008  BRAD HOWE: SCULPTURE, College Of The Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA
BRAD HOWE, Alexander Mertens Fine Art, Montecito, CA

2007   SKULPTUREN UND OBJEKTE, Galerie Kaysser, Munich, Germany
AT THIS MOMENT, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
STRATA, Museum of Design, Art and Architecture, Culver City, CA
BRAD HOWE, Kunsthaus Schill, Stuttgart, Germany
BRAD HOWE, Stainless Steel Sculpture, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2006   STEPS IN SERIOUS EXUBERANCE Skulpturengalerie, Zurich, Switzerland
BRAD HOWE; NEW WORK, Parchman Stremmel Gallery San Antonio, TX
MONOLITHS, Galerie Holm, Ulm, Germany
BRAD HOWE, Jill Thayer Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
BRAD HOWE AT BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM, Biberach, Germany
TECTONICS, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany
BRAD HOWE: THE NEXT DIMENSION, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA

2005  BRAD HOWE: A SURVEY OF COLOR, FORM, AND MOTION
Rosenthal Fine Art, Chicago, IL
IN COLLABORATION, Adamar Fine Ar, Miami, Fl
SYNCHRONY, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2002  STAHLPLASTIKEN, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2001  STEEL HAIKU; Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2000  NEO MODERNISM: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
BISCOTTO: Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

1999   ESCULTURAS: Praxis Arte Internacional, Mexico City, Mexico
AQUATICA: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998   Jernigan Wicker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galerie Janos, Paris, France
Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

1997  DRIFT: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Barbara Scott Gallery, Miami, FL

1996  FLATS & RISERS: Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
CAUSES: Arario Gallery, Cheoan-Shi, South Korea

1995  BOIAS: Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Wabi-Sabi Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994  HOP THE TWIG: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1993  Dierlich Gallery, Bonn, Germany

1990  Gallery de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico
Galerie du Cobra, Paris, France
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Galeria Millan, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1989  B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Galeria G. B. Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1987  Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA
Museu Historico e Artistico de Maranhao, San Luis, Brazil

Galeria Matias Marcier, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1986  Galeria Matias Marcier, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010  Avesta Art 2010: Verket, Avesta, Sweden
Brad Howe, Sabina Tress, Maibritt Ulvedl Bjelke, Isabel Kerkermeier; Galerie Proarta,
Zurich, Switzerland
Beyond Painting: Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, Canada
2009  A Happy Medium: Nancy Sansom Reynolds, Brad Howe & Mike Stilkey; Gilman
Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
FIVE, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Internationale KUNST SCHLOSS Ruhpolding, Ruhpolding, Germany

2008  EINGESHIFFT/AUSSEBOOTET  Schiffsmotive in der zeitgenossishen Kunst
Galerie der Stiftung BC-pro arte, Biberach, Germany
FUSION, Robert Atwell, Bernd Haussemann, Brad Howe, Stephanie
Weber,Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho
SCULPTURE IN MOTION, Art Choreographed by Nature, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

2007  KEEPING IT STRAIGHT, Right Angles and Hard Edges in Contemporary
Southern California, Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA
The El Paseo Invitational, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palm Desert, CA

2006  GARTEN, KUNST und GERSPRACHE, Mutschler Skulptur-Garten, Ulm,
Germany
SALON DER SCHONEN BILDER IV, Galerie Axel Holm, Ulm, Germany
L.A. MINIMALISM TODAY, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
PRIMARY COLORS, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005  TOUCH ME, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
CITIES OF LIGHT, Fluxian Gallery, Omaha, NE

2004  NINE, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
OUT OF PLANE: Light on White Maze, Collaboration
with Architect Judit Fekete, SPF Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002  POURQUOI PAS, Galerie Janos, Paris, France

2000  El Paseo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palm Desert, CA

1999   Pier Walk 99, International Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL

1998   ILLUSION, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1997   GRINS: Humor & Whimsy in Contemporary Art; Millard Sheets Gallery,
Pomona, CA

1996   Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1995   Eden Gallery, Rowland Heights, CA
Edition FIAC/SAGA, Paris, France
SLAC, Strasbourg, France
Leif Holmer Gallery, Nassjo, Sweden
Ekerum Konsthall, Oland, Sweden
Gallery IV, Los Angeles, CA

1994   Big Littles, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano, Los Angeles, CA
Pusan Biennial, Pusan, South Korea
Pop into the 90s’, Kass/Meridian Gallery, Chicago, IL
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Decouvertes, Paris, France

1993   Kass/Meridian Gallery, Chicago, IL
Brea Gallery, City of Brea, CA
Galerie Janos, Paris, France

1992   Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

1991   B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Galerie du Rivo, Freiburg, Germany

1990   Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico
Ministry of Industry & Trade, Mexico City, Mexico
AMERICAN POP CULTURE TODAY, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1988  Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1987   Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Galeria I.B.E.U., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Galeria GB Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Recent Exhibits

Brad Howe participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2014 The Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition
Art Seen Gallery
 
Jul, 2014 Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) Annual Benefit Auction, 2014
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
 
May, 2014 Popping Back to Pop
Adamar Fine Arts
 
Apr, 2014 FARMHOUSE LOGIC
MORRISON GALLERY
 
Mar, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
 
Oct, 2013 The Frostig Collection
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
 
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