Black Dog (2015)
RACHEL HOWARD (1969-)
Etching in colours on Somerset Velvet Antique 250 gsm wove, signed and numbered 31/50 in pencil
Newly-framed in handmade casein painted as pictured
Born in Easington, County Durham, Rachel Howard graduated from Goldsmiths in 1991. She was once employed as an assistant for Damien Hirst, working on his early spot paintings. Hirst described her as “the best person who has ever painted spots”. Since which time Howard has emerged as one of the finest abstract painters of her generation.
Recent solo exhibitions include: Paintings of Violence (Why I am Not a mere Christian), MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, US (2018); Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa, Newport Street Gallery, London, UK (2018); Der Kuss, Blain|Southern, London, UK (2018); Rachel Howard, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, IT (2016); At Sea, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK (2015); Northern Echo, Blain|Southern London, UK (2014); FolieàDeux, Blain|Southern, London, UK (2011); Repetition is Truth, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, IT (2011).
Recent group exhibitions include: Beauty and Subjugation from The Goss-Michael Collection, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US (2018); Jerwood Collection: 25 Years, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK (2018);Age of Terror, Imperial War Museum, London, UK (2017); Playground Structure, Blain|Southern London, UK (2017); Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London, UK (2016); Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2016); Settle Opere per la Misericordia, 4th edition, curated by Mario Codognato, Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, IT (2016).
Howard’s work can be found in a variety of public and private collections, amongst others: Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina; Museum van Loon, Amsterdam; Tate Archive, London; David Roberts Foundation, London; Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Olbricht Collection, Berlin; Pallant House, Chichester; Pio Monte Della Misericordia, Naples; The wareHouse, Wieland Collection, Atlanta and the Murderme and Hiscox collections, London.
The artist lives and works in Gloucestershire and London.