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RICHARD HOWE

Artist, photographer, and creator of New York in Plain Sight: The Manhattan Street Corners, Richard Howe studied composition with computer graphics pioneer Herbert Brün and worked for the composer John Cage. His work has been exhibited in New York and elsewhere since 1991 and is in numerous private collections as well as in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Columbus Museum, Cantor Fitzgerald, and the Kentler Flatfiles. It has been featured in the Library of Congress’s Madison Council Bulletin and The New York Times Sunday Edition City Section. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois. Selections from his work can be viewed here.


      




EXHIBITIONS

  • Scheduled for October-November 2010: "Degrees of Density: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles" — guest-curated by Marilyn Symmes, Director & Curator, Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. The Columbus State University Gallery, Columbus, GA. Drawings.

  • July-August 2010: "Degrees of Density: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles" — guest-curated by Marilyn Symmes, Director & Curator, Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK. Drawings.

  • December 2009: "KID'S PICKS" — a community-kids-curated holiday exhibition from the Kentler Flat Files. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Drawing.

  • November 2009: "Panoramas Literal & Abstract" — selections from New York in Plain Sight and selected works on paper. Department of Fine Art, St. John’s Hall Mezzanine, St. John’s University, Queens, NY. Photographs, drawings, & watercolors.

  • November 2009: "Harbor Lights" — the Upper New York Bay. Second & Seventh Gallery (MCC), New York, NY. Photographs.

  • June 2009: "Degrees of Density" — Kentler Gallery artists group show guest-curated by Marilyn Symmes, Director & Curator, Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Drawings.

  • June 2008: "The Persistence of Line" — Kentler Gallery artists group show guest-curated by Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Museum Curator of Contemporary Art Emerita. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Drawings.

  • February 2008: "Uptown" — selections from New York in Plain Sight. Second & Seventh Gallery (MCC), New York, NY. Photographs.

  • November 2007: selections from "New York in Plain Sight." Second & Seventh Gallery (MCC), New York, NY. Photographs.

  • June 2007: "Chance & Necessity" — Kentler Gallery artists group show guest-curated by Isabelle Dervaux, Morgan Library Curator of Contemporary Drawings. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Drawings.

  • February 2007: "From the Kentler Flatfiles" — Kentler Gallery artists group show. BAMArt at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY. Drawing.

  • June 2006: "Figure? Ground" — Kentler Gallery artists group show guest-curated by Carter Foster, Whitney Museum Curator of Drawings. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Pastels.

  • August 2005: "New York at Night" — large triptych (each panel 40" x 60"). Second & Seventh Gallery (MCC), New York, NY. Photographs.

  • July 2005: Gallery Opening Show. DeLa Arts Place, Cincinnati, OH. Photographs.

  • November 2004: "Light in Zion: Jerusalem, 2004." Second & Seventh Gallery (MCC), New York, NY. Photographs.

  • July 2003: Summer Gallery Artists Show. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Drawings.

  • March-April 2003: "The Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought" — group show curated by Mercedes Vicente. Bronx River Arts Center, The Bronx, NY. Drawings.

  • February 2003: "Drawings" — solo show. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Drawings.

  • November 2001: "9/11: Artists Respond" — group show curated by Florence Neal. Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY. Drawings. The show subsequently travelled to:

    • The Bronx River Arts Center, The Bronx, NY. (January, 2002)

    • The Fairleigh Dickinson Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ. (September, 2002)

    • The Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI. (November, 2002)

  • January 1997: "Art 2000" — College Art Association group show. Aronson Gallery (Parsons School), New York, NY. Drawing.

  • December 1996: Gallery Opening Show. Vincent Gabrielli Gallery, New York, NY. Drawings & watercolors.

  • March 1992: Annual Spring Show. Fairfield County Artists Association, Bethel, CT. Watercolor.

  • July 1991: Summer Group Show. Nardin Fine Arts, Cross River, NY. Watercolors.


COLLECTIONS

  • The Columbia University Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library Web Archive, New York, NY.

  • The Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

  • The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA.

  • The Kentler Flatfiles, Kentler Gallery, Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY.

  • Cantor Fitzgerald, New York, NY.

  • The Drawing Center Registry, New York, NY (2004-2006).

  • Numerous private collections.


GUEST APPEARANCES

  • 2009: Visiting Artist, lecture on New York in Plain Sight, St. John’s University Art Department, Queens, NY.

  • 2009: Panelist, The Nerve of Drawing, symposium sponsored by the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY.

  • 2007: Panelist, The Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, symposium sponsored by the Bronx River Arts Center, The Bronx, NY.


PUBLICATIONS

  • 2008: “Cornerville,” in The Sunday New York Times, City Section, November 30, 2008, pp. 1 & 8. Nine photographs from The Manhattan Street Corners, together with an essay by PEN/Faulkner Award winning novelist Joseph O’Neill, author of Netherland (Pantheon, 2008).

  • 2007: “Library Acquires First Digital Panoramas of New York City Street Corners,” in the Library of Congress’ Madison Council Bulletin, Fall 2007, pp. 18–19. Includes three photographs from from The Manhattan Street Corners,.


INTERNET PRESENCE

  • NEW YORK IN PLAIN SIGHT: THE MANHATTAN STREET CORNERS is reviewed, commented on, or linked to by over 150 websites world-wide on the internet (search for "New York in Plain Sight" or “The Manhattan Street Corners” at any time for a complete current listing).


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