HOWARD HERSH

MIXED MEDIA

B. 1948 USA

I’ve come to realize that the studio is more than a workplace, it’s like a laboratory.  A place, all our own, where thoughts can percolate, experiments can be made, and creativity has no restrictions.  

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Howard Hersh is a third generation artist who has maintained a professional studio practice for over 35 years. Hersh works in a variety of mediums; drawing,printmaking, painting in encaustic, oil, and acrylic, and lately, paintings with exposed wooden substrates.

 

With over 60 solo exhibitions and 250 group shows, his works are in collections worldwide. Other than 20 years in New Mexico, Howard is a lifelong Californian, living in San Francisco and maintaining a studio at Hunters Point Shipyards, a decommissioned naval base now occupied by over 250 artists.

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AVAILABLE WORK

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021
Ruth’s Table San Francisco, CA 1221 Broadway/Clorox Building

Courtesy Slate Art Oakland, CA

2020

Olive Hyde Art Center Fremont, CA (postponed) “Holding Space” Avenue San Francisco, CA 2019
“Expanding Universe” Peninsula Museum of Art

Burlingame, CA Jan-Apr. “The Architecture of Perception” Studio Shop Gallery

2018

“Within/Without” Local Language, Oakland, CA Dec.’17 through Jan.’18

Duval Contemporary San Francisco, CA

2017

“Dispositions of Structure” Fourth Wall Gallery

2016

Oakland, CA

Burlingame, CA July-Aug.

“Modern Structures” A collaborative installation with Krista Svalbonas Space Gallery, Denver, CO

2015

“One Day at a Time: 30 years in the Studio”
Stanford Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

“Correspondence” A collaborative exhibit with Krista Svalbonas The Wall Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Two Means to an End” Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014

“Dispositions of Structure”,The Wall Gallery, Oakland, CA

2013

Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
“In my Shoes”,R&F Paints, Kingston, NY 2012
Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011
Gallery One, Nashville, TN
2010
Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009
Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008
Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Aliya/Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007
Gallery One, Nashville, TN
Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006
Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA Aliya/Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2005
Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL 2004
Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Aliya Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003
Aliya Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2002
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

2001

Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL 2000
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1999
Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL Deloney-Newkirk Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, Il
1998
Artworks, Hong Kong, China
Deloney Newkirk Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 1997
Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996
Eva Cohen Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995
Carole Behrman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1994
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Carole Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993
Carole Jones Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992
East/West Contemporary Arts, Chicago, IL 1991
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1990
Barclay Simpson Fine Art, Lafayette, CA LewAllen/Butler Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1989
Marilyn Butler Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
McCambridge & Associates, Los Angeles, CA Natoli/Ross Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1998

Marilyn Butler Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

1987

Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, TX Gallery II, Austin, TX
1986
Sena Galleries West, Santa Fe, NM Lone Wolf Cafe, Santa Fe, NM 1985

Concepts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Eleanor Oldham Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
“Biennial 2021: Origins in Geometry” Curated by Mokha Laget

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, TX
“Building Bridges: Breaking Barriers” Curated by Hanna Regev

Ruth’s Table San Francisco, CA
“Covimetry” Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT 2020
“Grey/Gray (Matters)” Divisible Projects, Dayton, Ohio
“The Blues” The Painting Center, New York City

Curated by Lisa Pressman and Kathy Cantwell “Block Party” Brentwood Art Center, Los Angeles

“Four Squared Alumni” ARC Gallery, San Francisco “Terra Chroma” Addington Gallery, Chicago, Il “Covimetry” BWA Gallery Ostrowiec, Poland 2019

“Bauhaus, an Enduring Legacy” Ruth’s Table Gallery, San Francisco Curated by Hanna Regev

“Water Music” DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Wall Sculpture” Freud Monk Gallery (online) “Momentum” Space Gallery Annex, Denver, CO “Bone Black” DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2018

“X Materia” DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Black Box” Saarlandisches Kunstlerhaus

Curated by Arvid Boeker
“Hard Lines: Explorations in Geometry” Space Gallery, Denver, CO

“Keep it 100” On Center Gallery, Provincetown, MA “48 Pillars” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Organic to Geometric” Provincetown Art Assoc. and Museum, Provincetown, MA “Cracked Nutshells” DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Fiction (With only daylight between us) v.2” Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio

2017

“Fiction (With only daylight between us) v.2” Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones School House, Coventry, UK
Volunteer State Community College, Nashville, TN
Apothecary, UTC Art Dep’t, Chattanooga, TN

NIAD Art Center, University of California, Berkeley Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia University of Calif. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

Julian Jackson, Brooklyn, NY
“Collateral Surfaces”, Process Museum, Tucson, AZ
“Drip N ‘Dry” Slate Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Made in Paint 2017” The Gallery at Golden Paints, New Berlin, NY
“Along the Lines” FireHouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA
“Abstract 2017” NuArt Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
“Mars” Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL
“Structural Integrity” Space Gallery, Denver, CO
“Tracks and Echoes” DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Black Box” Organized by ArvidBoecker Contemporary, Heidleberg, Germany

Touring from Kunstlerhaus Saar, Saarbucken, Germany to the La Grand Atelier, Vieslsalm, Belgium, To the Faux Movement, Centre d’ArtContemporain, Metz, France, to the Casino Luxemburg,

Forum d’ArtContemporain, Luxemburg. June 2017 until late 2019

2016
“Fiction (With only daylight between us) v.2” Curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Corridor Projects, Dayton , OH
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany Angelika Studios, Buckinghamshire, England Elgin Community College, Chicago, IL

“In the Details” Hersh/Svalbonas/Dowling Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA

“Length x Width x Depth: 11th Annual Encaustic Invitational” Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

“Encaustic Art in the 21st Century” Book signing and Exhibition Far Out Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Would” Fourth Wall Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Best of 2016” Space Gallery, Denver, CO
“The Salon Show” Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
2015
“Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface”

Walter J. Manninem Center for the Arts at Endicott College Beverly, MA “10th Annual Encaustic Invitational” Conrad Wilde Gallery Tuscon, AZ “Four Squared” Arc Gallery San Francisco, CA
“Beyond the Plane” Space Gallery Denver, CO

“Absolute Abstraction” JosephGierek Fine Art Tulsa, OK
“One + One” Gallery A Provicetown, MA
2014
“Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art” Museum of the Shenandoah Winchester, VA “Benefit for Ballet X” Bridgette Mayer Gallery Philadelphia, PA

“Natural Surroundings” Space gallery Denver, CO
“Spotlight: Abstract” Four person show ARC Gallery San Francisco, CA
“Swept Away: Translucence, Transparent, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic

Hunterdon Museum of Art Clinton, NJ
“Subliminal” Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Truro, MA
“SF Open Studio Exhibition” SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, CA
“Holiday Group Show” Sandra Lee Gallery San Francisco, CA
“Small Works” Space Gallery Denver, CO
2013
“The Elephant in the Room” ,Laconia Gallery, Boston,MA
“8th Annual Encaustic Invitational” Conrad Wilde Gallery Tucson, AZ
“Swept Away: Translucence, Transparent, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic” Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis, MA “Conference Presenter” Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
“Lobby Installation: ‘Sea Wall’ (1987) Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
“Silver: 25th Anniversary” Butters Gallery Portland, OR
“Structure” ARC Gallery San Francisco, CA
2012
“24th Anniversary Exhibition” Butters Gallery Portland, OR
“Sight Lines” Addington Gallery Chicago, IL
“Large Works: a group exhibition” Robert Allen Gallery Sausalito, CA
“Recent Acquisitions” LA City College Los Angeles, CA
“Conference Instructors” Schoolhouse Gallery Provincetown, RI
“Layered Spaces” Addington Gallery Chicago, IL
2011
“Encaustic Works ’11′′ R&F paints International Biennial, Kingston, NY (exhibition to be in book form)
“Not Just Wax” Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
“Open Studios Exhibition” SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010

Crossroads, Curated by Jenifer DeCarlo, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago, IL
Working with Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Painting in Northern California, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Santa Rosa, CA 2009
CrossRoads, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago, IL (curated by Jenifer DeCarlo)
Landfill Art Project, An international art initiative (organized/curated by Ken Marquis)
The Monotype: Past & Present, Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Metamorphosis: Contemporary Statements in Encaustic, Haydon Arts Center, Lincoln, NE
Encaustic Works ’09, Castle Gallery/College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Red, Nüart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2008
Merge, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainsville, GA
On the Edge, Monserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Translucent: Contemporary Works in Wax, Cain Shulte Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
Here & Now – Encaustics and Time , MM Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Encaustic II, Cheryl Hazen Gallery, New York City, NY
First Anniversary/Nomad Charities, Shelly Hall Gallery, Bend, OR
2006
The Red Show, Cheryl Hazen Gallery, New York City, NY
Bridge Art Fair, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, Miami, FL
Small Wonders, Aliya/Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Small Works, Shelly Hall Gallery, Bend, OR
Wax Works, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Spring Exhibition, Frest Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA
Oil + Wax: Chapter & Verse, Robert Roman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Hot Wax & Cool Artists: Encaustic Art Today, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE
2005
Small Jems, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
Cooled & Collected: Modern Masters of Encaustic Painting, Boon Gallery, Salem, MA
Oil + Wax: Chapter & Verse, Community Art Center, Walingford, PA
traveled to: Siano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
traveled to: River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME
traveled to: Novato Art Center, Novato, CA
2004
15 Years, Aliya Gallery, Atlanta, GA
FlosSensus, Aliya Gallery, Atlanta GA
Encaustic from Coast to Coast, Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Best of River North, CADA Exhibition Space, Chicago, IL
2003
Field Notes, Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

Small Wonders, Aliya Gallery, Atlanta, GA
December Show, NuArt Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
In Good Company, Harvard Club of Boston, Boston, MA
Inaugural Exhibition,1212 Gallery, Burlingame, CA
Landscape, Real and Imagined, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA
Art for Life, Cascade AIDS Project, Wieden& Kennedy, Portland, OR
2002
Nature Reined, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
Invitational, NuArt Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
The Mask Project, Christopher Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Raising the Curtain, Boston Art, Boston, MA
X (drawings), SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Art of Collecting, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Trillium Press; Contemporary Prints, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2001
Introductions, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
12th Anniversary Show, Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Botanica, University of Delaware, Newark
traveled to: Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI traveled to: Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Selections from the Collection: New Aquisitions, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN ArtSpan Benefit; The Canvas, San Francisco, CA
Europ’Art 2001, Geneva, Switzerland
Artists of Portrero Hill, San Francisco Public Library
2000
Line Art, Gent, Belgium
Art 2000, Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY
Green, Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
Netcentives, San Francisco, CA
Botanica, (three person), Gwenda Jay Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL
Botanica, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
traveled to – Atlanta College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
traveled to– Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
traveled to– Robert Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT