Brad Howe

Brad Howe

Works

Biography

Born
Riverside, California 1959Education
Stanford University, Stanford, California
University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The 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 playful mobiles, wall hangings, furniture, and freestanding sculptures 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 Paolo, where Howe initiated his artistic career.The humor, inventiveness, and versatility of Howe’s artistic process are perfectly suited for private commissions. This is evidenced in the fact that the interplay between experimentation in the studio and the unique interests or needs of his private and commercial 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, steel, 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.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2017

Second Nature, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2016

Jarding de Reverie, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California

Brad Howe Invitational, Gallery Jeon, Daegu, South Korea

System of Shared Risk, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2015

Working Fictions, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, California

Cartography, CMay Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2014

Shadow Economy, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California

Concoctions, The Frostig Collection, Santa Monica, California

2013

Docile Bodies, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, California

Deprivato, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Coyote, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2012

Kinetic Works, The Frostig Collection, Santa Monica, California

Sculpture & Kinetic Art, Soohoh Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Sculpture, Galerie Janos, Paris, France

2011

Construct, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2010

Primavernica, AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Sculturen, Mobiles und Mandalas, Galerie Kaysser, Munich, Germany

Giocare con la Scultura, Art 1307, Napoli, Italy

2008

Brad Howe, Alexander Mertens Fine Art, Montecito, California

Sculpture, College of The Canyons, Santa Clarita, California

2007

At This Moment, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, California

Strata, Museum of Design, Art and Architecture, Culver City, California

Stainless Steel Sculpture, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

Skulpturen Und Objekte, Galerie Kaysser, Munich, Germany

2006

The Next Dimension, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, Hollywood, California

New Work, Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

Monoliths, Galerie Holm, Ulm, Germany

Tectonics, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

Steps in Serious Exuberance, Skulpturengalerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2005

A Survey of Color, Form and Motion, Rosenthal Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois

In Collaboration, Adamar Fine Art, Miami, Florida

Synchrony, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2002

Stahlplastiken, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany

2001

Steel Haiku, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

2000

Neo Modernism, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Biscotto, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

1999

Esculturas, Praxis Arte Internacional, Mexico City, Mexico

Aquatica, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1997

Drift, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1996

Flats & Risers, Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

Causes, Arario Gallery, Cheoan-Shi, South Korea

1995

Boias, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1994

Hop The Twig, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, California

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

On The Road: American Abstraction, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

2016

20, Zetaeffe Galleria, Florence, Italy

Properties of Light, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Recent Work, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, Canada

2015

American Array, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, California

Farbe ist mein Motiv, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding, Germany

Gerundet Umkriest, Gallery Foundation SBC Pro Arte, Biberach, Germany

2014

Blur the Lines, Brad Howe and Murakami Takashi, Asian Art Works, Busan, Korea

Farmhouse Logic: Brad Howe and Gary Komarin, Morrison Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

Bogen Schiessen, Museum Biberach, Biberach, Germany

2013

The Frostig Collection, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California

Rouge, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Brad Howe, Zachary Thornton, Lopez-Herrera, Thomas Punzman Fine Arts, Frankfurt, Germany

Gary Komarin and Brad Howe, Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland

Bunt, Galerie Kaysser, Ruhpolding, Germany

2012

TARFEST: 10th Anniversary Art Exhibition, LACMA, Los Angeles, California

Frostig at Large: In West Hollywood, West Hollywood, California

Color Balance, Marco Casentini and Brad Howe, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California

L’Art del Regal XII & Brad Howe, Esculture. Art Contemporani Nord-America, La Galeria, Barcelona, Spain

Mouvement et Lumiere: Exposition de 85 Sculptures, La Fondation Villa Datris, Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse, France

2010

Malibu Sculpture 2010, A Summer Exhibition curated by Carl Scholsberg, Malibu Civic Center, Malibu, California

Tectonic-Ephemeral-Sensual: Sculpture and Jewelry, SPF:a Gallery, Culver City, California

Avesta Art 2010, Verket, Avesta, Sweden

2009

Five, Andrea  Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California

A Happy Medium, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho

2008

Sculpture in Motion, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

Fusion, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho

2007

Keeping It Straight, Right Angles and Hard Edges in Contemporary Southern California, Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, California

The El Paseo Invitational, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palm Desert, California

2006

L.A. Minimalism Today, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, California

Primary Colors, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005

Touch Me, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, California

2004

Nine, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, California

Out of Plane: Light on White Maze, SPF: a Gallery, Culver City, California

2002

Pourquoi Pas, Galerie Janos, Paris, France

1999

Pier Walk 99, International Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois

1998

Illusion, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

1997

Grins, Humor and Whimsy in Contemporary Art, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, California

1995

Edition FIAC/SAGA, Paris, France

1994

Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

Big Littles, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Pop into the ‘90s, Kass/Meridian Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Busan Bienniale, Busan, South Korea

Critical Texts

Giocare con la scultura di Cynthia Penna
pubblicato su Testo in mostra: “Giocare con la scultura”