Lush and densely layered, Catherine Howe's paintings overflow with sensuous color, bold gesture, and riotous energy. Drawing on seventeenth-century Dutch still lifes, unsteady piles of fruit, flowers, silver platters, and glass bowls emerge from her expressionistic brushwork, balancing abstraction and representation.
Born in upstate New York in 1959, Howe received an MFA from SUNY Buffalo in 1983. The many publications that have reviewed her work include Art in America, Artforum, Art Critical, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and the Los Angeles Times. Howe has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe for over twenty years, including shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, MoMA PS 1 in New York, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.
Howe lives and works in New York City.
Text by Michèle C. Cone
and John Zinsser
Von Lintel Gallery, New York