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.”

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

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

Puriscal

Puriscal

Aluminium

30 x 18 x 8 inches

210661

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

Installed outside Montecito gallery location.

210241

Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop

Stainless Steel

79 x 41 x 32 inches

200510

See You Down the Road

See You Down the Road

Stainless Steel

80 x 20 x 22 inches

200509

The Simplicity of not Knowing

The Simplicity of not Knowing

Stainless Steel

86 x 42 x 22 inches

200244

Beauty is a Lure

Beauty is a Lure

Aluminum

85 x 28 x 39 inches

200243

What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

Aluminum

60 x 48 x 1 inches

190399

Waiting with Attention

Waiting with Attention

Aluminum

48 x 30 x 1 inches

190398

Perpetually Becoming

Perpetually Becoming

Aluminum

44 x 44 x 2 inches

190391

In the Real World | SOLD

In the Real World | SOLD

Aluminum

51 x 60 x 2 inches

190390

Glimpses of a Wider World

Glimpses of a Wider World

Aluminum

14 x 20 x 8 inches

190389

Giving Meaning to the Universe

Giving Meaning to the Universe

Aluminum

8 x 18 x 10 inches

190388

All That is Solid Melts into Air

All That is Solid Melts into Air

Aluminum

60 x 48 x 1 inches

190386

Accepting the Rules of the Game

Accepting the Rules of the Game

Aluminum

14 x 24 x 6 inches

190385

A Brand New Day

A Brand New Day

Aluminum

40 x 41 x 12 inches

190384

Born

1959 Riverside, CA.


Education

Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA.

University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Selected Group Exhibitions

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

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.

Brad Howe

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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.”

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