Brad Howe

urbanica

Available Work

Press Release/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 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.

RESUME

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 BRAD HOWE: Primavernica; Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 BRAD HOWE: Sculturen, Mobiles und Mandalas; Galerie Kaysser, Munich, Germany
2010 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
2008 BRAD HOWE, Alexander Mertens Fine Art, Montecito, CA
2007 SKULPTUREN UND OBJEKTE, Galerie Kaysser, Munich, Germany
2007 AT THIS MOMENT, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 STRATA, Museum of Design, Art and Architecture, Culver City, CA
2007 BRAD HOWE, Kunsthaus Schill, Stuttgart, Germany
2007 BRAD HOWE, Stainless Steel Sculpture, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany
2006 STEPS IN SERIOUS EXUBERANCE Skulpturengalerie, Zurich, Switzerland
2006 BRAD HOWE; NEW WORK, Parchman Stremmel Gallery San Antonio, TX
2006 MONOLITHS, Galerie Holm, Ulm, Germany
2006 BRAD HOWE, Jill Thayer Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
2006 BRAD HOWE AT BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM, Biberach, Germany
2006 TECTONICS, Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany
2006 BRAD HOWE: THE NEXT DIMENSION, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA
2005 BRAD HOWE: A SURVEY OF COLOR, FORM, AND MOTIONRosenthal Fine Art, Chicago, IL
2005 IN COLLABORATION, Adamar Fine Ar, Miami, Fl
2005 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
2000 BISCOTTO: Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999 ESCULTURAS: Praxis Arte Internacional, Mexico City, Mexico
1999 AQUATICA: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Jernigan Wicker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Galerie Janos, Paris, France
1998 Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany
1998 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1997 DRIFT: Boritzer/Gray/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997 Barbara Scott Gallery, Miami, FL
1996 FLATS & RISERS: Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1996 CAUSES: Arario Gallery, Cheoan-Shi, South Korea
1995 BOIAS: Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1995 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
1990 Galerie du Cobra, Paris, France
1990 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1990 Galeria Millan, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1989 B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1989 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1989 Galeria G. B. Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1987 Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA
1987 Museu Historico e Artistico de Maranhao, San Luis, Brazil
1987 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
2010 Brad Howe, Sabina Tress, Maibritt Ulvedl Bjelke, Isabel Kerkermeier; Galerie Proarta,
Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Beyond Painting: Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, Canada
2009 A Happy Medium: Nancy Sansom Reynolds, Brad Howe & Mike Stilkey; Gilman Contemporary,
Ketchum, Idaho
2009 FIVE, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2009 Internationale KUNST SCHLOSS Ruhpolding, Ruhpolding, Germany
2008 EINGESHIFFT/AUSSEBOOTET Schiffsmotive in der zeitgenossishen KunstGalerie der Stiftung
BC-pro arte, Biberach, Germany
2008 FUSION, Robert Atwell, Bernd Haussemann, Brad Howe, Stephanie Weber, Gilman Contemporary,
Ketchum, Idaho
2008 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
2007 The El Paseo Invitational, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Palm Desert, CA
2006 GARTEN, KUNST und GERSPRACHE, Mutschler Skulptur-Garten, Ulm,Germany
2006 SALON DER SCHONEN BILDER IV, Galerie Axel Holm, Ulm, Germany
2006 L.A. MINIMALISM TODAY, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
2006 PRIMARY COLORS, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 TOUCH ME, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
2005 CITIES OF LIGHT, Fluxian Gallery, Omaha, NE
2004 NINE, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
2004 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
1995 Edition FIAC/SAGA, Paris, France
1995 SLAC, Strasbourg, France
1995 Leif Holmer Gallery, Nassjo, Sweden
1995 Ekerum Konsthall, Oland, Sweden
1995 Gallery IV, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Big Littles, Boritzer/Gray/Hamano, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Pusan Biennial, Pusan, South Korea
1994 Pop into the 90s’, Kass/Meridian Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1994 Decouvertes, Paris, France
1993 Kass/Meridian Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Brea Gallery, City of Brea, CA
1993 Galerie Janos, Paris, France
1992 Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI
1992 Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
1991 B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991 Galerie du Rivo, Freiburg, Germany
1990 Galeria de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico
1990 Ministry of Industry & Trade, Mexico City, Mexico
1990 AMERICAN POP CULTURE TODAY, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1988 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1988 B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987 Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1987 Galeria I.B.E.U., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1987 Galeria GB Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1987 B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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