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Brad Howe

Brad Howe began his career in Brazil after studying history at the University of Sao Paulo. His work presents the influence of inquiry into the aesthetics of various cultures and distinct movements in the continuum of art history. Howe’s work continues to connect with international communities, exhibiting and completing site-specific commissions both in the US and abroad.

Biography

Balancing playfulness, wit, strength, stillness, and motion, Brad Howe’s sculptures are dynamic experiments in color and form. Having started his artistic career making mobiles reminiscent of Alexander Calder’s pioneering midcentury kinetic art, he continues to infuse his work with a sense of lightness. Even in sculptures made of heavy steel, he creates elements that twist, rise, and perch. His quieter, stationary wall sculptures incorporate arching lines that recall elegant movements. In addition to Calder, his influences include Arp and Brancusi—artists who infused solid matter with a similar gravity-defying feel.

The idea of social engagement and conversation is a constant theme in Howe’s practice, evident in the way his light-hearted sculptures activate the viewer’s space, as well as in his passion for creating public art and for working closely with collectors on commissioned projects. "My sculptures examine vitality and celebrate beauty,” he has said. “Their aim is to capture the vigor of life and radiate with unabashed potentiality. These are the issues that stimulate me as a person and as an artist, and that are discussed over and over with those who sit with me at my fire and with those at whose fire I find myself sitting."

Howe studied international relations at Stanford University and was inspired to become an artist while visiting the University of São Paolo to specialize in Brazilian affairs. His public installations include large-scale kinetic sculptures at the Georgia International Convention Center near Atlanta, and Temple University, Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work in nearly 20 countries, at numerous galleries and museums, and is included in the collections of the Pasadena Museum of California Art, M.I.T., and the City of West Hollywood, in addition to many other corporate and private collections. Reviews and profiles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Times, and Architectural Digest, among others. He lives and works in Malibu, California.

Born

1959 Riverside, CA.


Education

Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA.

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Trooping the Colours, Biberach, Germany

2019  Wishful Thinking, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena

            Art Palm Springs, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

            Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

            SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

2018  35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

            Art Market Hamptons, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, NY, NY

            LA Art Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019  Wishful Thinking, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA

2017 Galerie Uli Land, Biberach, Germany.

2016 Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA.

            Gallery Jeon, Daegu, South Korea.

            Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany.

2015 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            CMay Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2014 Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA.

            The Frostig Collection, Santa Monica, CA.


Selected Public & Corporate Collections

Allergan Corporation, Irvine, CA • Arario Industries, Cheon-Shi, South Korea • Bachem California Inc., Torrance, CA • Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Irvine, CA • Beechcraft Corporation, Van Nuys, CA

Birtcher Corporation, Irvine, CA • Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach, Germany • Boehringer Ingelheim, CT • California Spine Center, Thousand Oaks, CA • Canon Corporation, Irvine, CA • Carl Bean AIDS Center, Los Angeles, CA • Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA •

Chandler Properties, Los Angeles, CA • City of Hope, Duarte, CA •

City of Montebello, Transportation Building, Montebello, CA • City of Santa Fe Springs, CA • Colegio Nacional de Educacion Profesional TecnicaL Administrative Campus, Toluca, Mexico • Concord Property Corporation, San Antonio, TX • Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE • Edificio Siglum, SARE Corporation, Mexico City, Mexico • Edison International, Rosemead, CA • Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA • Equity Office, Atlanta, GA • Georgia International Convention Center • Gershwin Hotel, New York City, NY • Hilton Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico • Intuit, Reno, NV • Katell Properties, Los Angeles, CA • Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park, CA • Kitakyushu City International Center, Kitakyushu, Japan • Kimball International, Inc., Los Angeles, CA • Kreissparkasse, Biberach, Germany • La Fundidora, Centro Cultural, Monterrey, NL, Mexico • Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany • Lockton Insurance, Los Angeles, CA • Lord Baltimore Properties, Empire Towers III, Ontario, CA • Los Angeles Retarded Citizen’s Foundation, Saugus, CA • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA • Medix Mihagino, Kitakyushu, Japan • Mercure Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil • M.G.M. Grand Airlines, JFK Airport, NY • Ministry of Industry and Trade Building, Mexico City, Mexico • M.I.T., Cambridge, MA • Murrel Company, Newport Beach, CA • Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX • Nobe Telecommunications Corporation, Miami, FL • Overton Moore and Associates Inc. Los Angeles, CA • Pacific Medical Buildings, San Diego, CA • Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA • Raleigh Durham Airport, Raleigh, NC • Royal Host, International Forum Building, Tokyo, Japan • Saks Fifth Avenue, USA • Samsung Corporation, Seoul, South Korea • Sand Hill Property Company, Sunnyvale, CA • SAS Software Inc. Cary, NC • Secretary of Commerce, Mexico City, Mexico • Straub Autovermietung Hertz, Biberach, Germany • The Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, FL • The Trenton Group, Los Angeles, CA • UCLA, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA • UCLA, Anderson School of Business, Los Angeles, CA

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Selected Artworks

Patience

Patience

Stainless Steel and Urethane

86 x 42 x 22 inches

23270

Tenacious

Tenacious

Stainless Steel and Urethane

90 x 36 x 30 inches

23269

Come on in

Come on in

Aluminum

27 x 25 x 4 inches

220464

Scrutiny

Scrutiny

Aluminum

5 x 48 x 4 inches

220461

Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Stainless Steel

10 x 64 x 4 inches

220457

Venir

Venir

Stainless Steel

78 x 38 x 22 inches

220456

Silence

Silence

Stainless Steel

10 x 25 x 15 inches

220454

Irrelentlessness

Irrelentlessness

Stainless Steel

19 x 12 x 7 inches

220451

Reason

Reason

Stainless Steel and Urethane

12 x 18 x 21 inches

220449

Pan de Azucar

Pan de Azucar

Stainless Steel, Urethane

26 x 40 x 14 inches

220412

Taco Taco

Taco Taco

Stainless Steel, Urethane

26 x 31 x 14 inches

220411

Much of What We Know Isn't So

Much of What We Know Isn't So

Stainless Steel

11 x 20 x 16 inches

220405

So What

So What

Stainless Steel, Urethane

72 x 68 x 16 inches

220377

Naming a Face

Naming a Face

Bronze

12 x 18 x 3.5 inches

220374

Puppet

Puppet

Bronze

16 x 16 x 6 inches

220373

Earth is My Witness

Earth is My Witness

Bronze

13 x 18 x 5 inches

220372

Glimpse

Glimpse

Bronze

16 x 21 x 3 inches

220371

When the Body is a Bell

When the Body is a Bell

Bronze

17 x 19 x 6 inches

220316

The Dog That Follows You

The Dog That Follows You

Bronze

14 x 15 x 4 inches

220314

An Oak Tree is a Oak Tree

An Oak Tree is a Oak Tree

Bronze

21 x 16 x 6 inches

220313

Yodel

Yodel

Stainless Steel, Urethane

15 x 20 x 4 inches

220234

From Time to Time

From Time to Time

Stainless Steel, Urethane

74 x 30 x 10 inches

220233

One to One

One to One

Aluminum Urethane

30 x 24 x 2 inches

220217

In The Middle of Things

In The Middle of Things

Stainless Steel with Acrylic

46 x 31 x 6

220216

Flower in the Sky

Flower in the Sky

Stainless Steel

93 x 43 x 22 inches

220181

Once/Since

Once/Since

Aluminum Urethane

24 x 30 x 2 inches

220058

Reckless Behavior

Reckless Behavior

Stainless Steel with Acrylic

34 x 10 x 10 inches

210799

Seibabo

Seibabo

Stainless Steel

28 x 29 x 17 inches

210457

Oferta-Ao-Sol

Oferta-Ao-Sol

Stainless Steel

132 x 75 x 64 inches

210241

Installed outside Montecito gallery location.

Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop

Stainless Steel

79 x 41 x 32 inches

200510

Perpetually Becoming

Perpetually Becoming

Aluminum

44 x 44 x 2 inches

190391

Accepting the Rules of the Game

Accepting the Rules of the Game

Aluminum

14 x 24 x 6 inches

190385

Snout

Snout

Stainless Steel

14 x 22 x 5 inches

170235

Born

1959 Riverside, CA.


Education

Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA.

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Trooping the Colours, Biberach, Germany

2019  Wishful Thinking, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena

            Art Palm Springs, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

            Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

            SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

2018  35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

            Art Market Hamptons, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, NY, NY

            LA Art Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019  Wishful Thinking, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA

2017 Galerie Uli Land, Biberach, Germany.

2016 Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA.

            Gallery Jeon, Daegu, South Korea.

            Galerie Uli Lang, Biberach, Germany.

2015 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

            CMay Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.

2014 Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA.

            The Frostig Collection, Santa Monica, CA.


Selected Public & Corporate Collections

Allergan Corporation, Irvine, CA • Arario Industries, Cheon-Shi, South Korea • Bachem California Inc., Torrance, CA • Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Irvine, CA • Beechcraft Corporation, Van Nuys, CA

Birtcher Corporation, Irvine, CA • Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach, Germany • Boehringer Ingelheim, CT • California Spine Center, Thousand Oaks, CA • Canon Corporation, Irvine, CA • Carl Bean AIDS Center, Los Angeles, CA • Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA •

Chandler Properties, Los Angeles, CA • City of Hope, Duarte, CA •

City of Montebello, Transportation Building, Montebello, CA • City of Santa Fe Springs, CA • Colegio Nacional de Educacion Profesional TecnicaL Administrative Campus, Toluca, Mexico • Concord Property Corporation, San Antonio, TX • Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE • Edificio Siglum, SARE Corporation, Mexico City, Mexico • Edison International, Rosemead, CA • Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA • Equity Office, Atlanta, GA • Georgia International Convention Center • Gershwin Hotel, New York City, NY • Hilton Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico • Intuit, Reno, NV • Katell Properties, Los Angeles, CA • Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park, CA • Kitakyushu City International Center, Kitakyushu, Japan • Kimball International, Inc., Los Angeles, CA • Kreissparkasse, Biberach, Germany • La Fundidora, Centro Cultural, Monterrey, NL, Mexico • Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany • Lockton Insurance, Los Angeles, CA • Lord Baltimore Properties, Empire Towers III, Ontario, CA • Los Angeles Retarded Citizen’s Foundation, Saugus, CA • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA • Medix Mihagino, Kitakyushu, Japan • Mercure Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil • M.G.M. Grand Airlines, JFK Airport, NY • Ministry of Industry and Trade Building, Mexico City, Mexico • M.I.T., Cambridge, MA • Murrel Company, Newport Beach, CA • Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX • Nobe Telecommunications Corporation, Miami, FL • Overton Moore and Associates Inc. Los Angeles, CA • Pacific Medical Buildings, San Diego, CA • Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA • Raleigh Durham Airport, Raleigh, NC • Royal Host, International Forum Building, Tokyo, Japan • Saks Fifth Avenue, USA • Samsung Corporation, Seoul, South Korea • Sand Hill Property Company, Sunnyvale, CA • SAS Software Inc. Cary, NC • Secretary of Commerce, Mexico City, Mexico • Straub Autovermietung Hertz, Biberach, Germany • The Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, FL • The Trenton Group, Los Angeles, CA • UCLA, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA • UCLA, Anderson School of Business, Los Angeles, CA

Balancing playfulness, wit, strength, stillness, and motion, Brad Howe’s sculptures are dynamic experiments in color and form. Having started his artistic career making mobiles reminiscent of Alexander Calder’s pioneering midcentury kinetic art, he continues to infuse his work with a sense of lightness. Even in sculptures made of heavy steel, he creates elements that twist, rise, and perch. His quieter, stationary wall sculptures incorporate arching lines that recall elegant movements. In addition to Calder, his influences include Arp and Brancusi—artists who infused solid matter with a similar gravity-defying feel.

The idea of social engagement and conversation is a constant theme in Howe’s practice, evident in the way his light-hearted sculptures activate the viewer’s space, as well as in his passion for creating public art and for working closely with collectors on commissioned projects. "My sculptures examine vitality and celebrate beauty,” he has said. “Their aim is to capture the vigor of life and radiate with unabashed potentiality. These are the issues that stimulate me as a person and as an artist, and that are discussed over and over with those who sit with me at my fire and with those at whose fire I find myself sitting."

Howe studied international relations at Stanford University and was inspired to become an artist while visiting the University of São Paolo to specialize in Brazilian affairs. His public installations include large-scale kinetic sculptures at the Georgia International Convention Center near Atlanta, and Temple University, Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work in nearly 20 countries, at numerous galleries and museums, and is included in the collections of the Pasadena Museum of California Art, M.I.T., and the City of West Hollywood, in addition to many other corporate and private collections. Reviews and profiles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Times, and Architectural Digest, among others. He lives and works in Malibu, California.

Brad Howe
Biography

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Brad Howe began his career in Brazil after studying history at the University of Sao Paulo. His work presents the influence of inquiry into the aesthetics of various cultures and distinct movements in the continuum of art history. Howe’s work continues to connect with international communities, exhibiting and completing site-specific commissions both in the US and abroad.

Brad Howe

"The purpose of art is to address our projections, good and bad, attractive and grotesque, our strengths as well as our delusions, in order to know ourselves and in turn our true relationship with others, and ultimately our connection with life.”

Brad Howe began his career in Brazil after studying history at the University of Sao Paulo. His work presents the influence of inquiry into the aesthetics of various cultures and distinct movements in the continuum of art history. Howe’s work continues to connect with international communities, exhibiting and completing site-specific commissions both in the US and abroad.

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