Forthcoming exhibition, on view May 18- June 24, 2017
Heidi Howard CV (PDF)
HEIDI HOWARD paints portraits of friends, rendering and reflecting their close symbiotic relationship. The structure of each painting is based on the color feelings, style, and images inherent to the sitter. Through this approach each sitter is reflected not only in an outward likeness, but also via the paint application. The occasion of painting a particular person, for Howard, is an occasion to create a new abstract space. She reexamines the concept behind traditional portrait painting: the relationship to the sitter throughout the process, the construction of a single space with imagery and ideas, sometimes text and iconography, and finally the application of paint on the canvas. The core of Howard’s portraits is the collaborative personal flow she has with her subject.
HEIDI HOWARD, New York NY, received a MFA in 2014 from Columbia University and a BA in 2008 from Sarah Lawrence College. She has also studied at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy in 2006, Instituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, Florence, Italy in 2005, Reed College, Portland, OR in 2004, and Yale University, New Haven, CT in 2003. She is the recipient of many awards and residencies, including 2013 Rose Biller Scholarship, 2013 Andrew Fisher Fellowship, 2011 Vermont Studio Center Residency, and 2014 Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence. Her work has been reviewed by Art F City, The Brooklyn Rail, Wild Magazine, and Artcritical: The Review Panel: David Cohen, Vincent Katz, Christopher Stackhouse, Martha Schwendener Feb. 13, 2015. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the solo exhibition “Painting for Love” at Con Artist Gallery, and group exhibitions at Nathan A. Bernstein Fine Art NY, Elga Wimmer PCC, NY, and Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn. Howard is represented by Nancy Margolis Gallery. In December 2014 the gallery featured her work at MIAMI PROJECT during Miami Basel week. Howard had her first solo exhibition with the gallery January/February 2015 titled “Portrait and Dream”.