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Brad Howe

Brad Howe

Opere

Biografia

Born
Riverside, California 1959

Education
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
1986 Galeria Matias Marcier, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 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
1987 Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA
Museu Historico e Artistico de Maranhao, San Luis, Brazil Galeria Matias Marcier, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2009 BRAD HOWE: Ein Kaktus–ganz ohne Stacheln; Sudwestbank AG, Stuttgart, Germany
1989 B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Galeria G. B. Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2008 BRAD HOWE: SCULPTURE, College Of The Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA
BRAD HOWE, Alexander Mertens Fine Art, Montecito, CA
Galerie du Cobra, Paris, France
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Galeria Millan, Sao Paulo, Brazil2007 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
1990 Gallery de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico2006 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
1993 Dierlich Gallery, Bonn, Germany2005 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
1994 HOP THE TWIG: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995 BOIAS: Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Wabi-Sabi Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 FLATS & RISERS: Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
CAUSES: Arario Gallery, Cheoan-Shi, South Korea
1997 DRIFT: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Barbara Scott Gallery, Miami, FL
1998 ernigan Wicker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galerie Janos, Paris, France
Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1999 ESCULTURAS: Praxis Arte Internacional, Mexico City, Mexico
AQUATICA: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000 NEO MODERNISM: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
BISCOTTO: Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001 STEEL HAIKU; Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2002 STAHLPLASTIKEN, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany
Selected group exhibitions
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, CA2010 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
1988 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 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
1990 Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico
Ministry of Industry & Trade, Mexico City, Mexico
AMERICAN POP CULTURE TODAY, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan 2008EINGESHIFFT/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
1991 B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Galerie du Rivo, Freiburg, Germany2007 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
1992 Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, 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
1993 Kass/Meridian Gallery, Chicago, IL
Brea Gallery, City of Brea, CA
Galerie Janos, Paris, France 2005 TOUCH ME, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
CITIES OF LIGHT, Fluxian Gallery, Omaha, NE
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 2004 NINE, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
OUT OF PLANE: Light on White Maze, Collaboration with Architect Judit Fekete, SPF Gallery, Los Angeles, 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
1996 Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1997 GRINS: Humor & Whimsy in Contemporary Art; Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA
1998 ILLUSION, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1999 Pier Walk 99, International Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2000 El Paseo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palm Desert, CA
2002 POURQUOI PAS, Galerie Janos, Paris, France
2010 Giocare con la scultura, Villa di Donato-ART 1307, Napoli, Italy

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Giocare con la scultura di Cynthia Penna
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