2025 Symposium May 8 - May 31

Ode to Past. Present.

ARTIST: Brent Howard

HOME: New Jersey

LOCATION: Commercial St.


“Pulling from the surroundings to and an
entry point. Multiple. To observe. To
listen. To hide/exist within parameters
that have been set by the environment
itself. Existing on the surface, but never
truly invited. Threshold of where worlds
parallel and transmutate.”


New Hampshire Granite, Carbon Steel, and
Danby Imperial Marble

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Brent Howard was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Howard received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his MFA from Hunter College where he studied under the Minimalist, Robert Morris.
Upon arriving in NYC to study, he assisted and befriended Louise Bourgeois. He helped her produce many of her large-scale metal sculptures from 2000 until her passing in 2010. Mr. Howard also owned and operated Soapstone Studios in Brooklyn from 2002-2007. In 2009, he was hired at Yale University, School of Art in the Sculpture department and became Director of the Wood and Metal Shops and full-time faculty as a Lecturer in 2012.
Mr. Howard now resides in Jersey City, NJ where he is focusing full-time on his career as a sculptor.

Sponsored by:
Bonnie and Ralph Guercio
Gloria McCarthy
Gail and John Moriarty
Darold Rorabacher and Patricia Ahern
Dotty Silber
David Lee Tiller