Howard Sherman’s visceral abstractions are a testament to historical painting and the narrative cartoon. Elements of text, figure, illustrated line and thick paint converge to create a new existence out of contrasting components. Mr. Sherman’s paintings are a contradiction of calculated thoughtfulness and unabashed excitement.
Howard Sherman received his Bachelors in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in Denton. His paintings are featured in New American Painting; Volume 60, Volume 72, and Volume 90. Mr. Sherman was recently invited to take part in Houston Press' "100 Creatives" of 2011 and was invited to lecture in the Thomas Lawrence Lecture Series sponsored by The Fine Art Society at Buckinghamshire New University in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. Howard Sherman has participated in multiple residencies including: the 2011 Jentel Artist Residency in Banner, Wyoming, the Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency in Johnson, Vermont, the McColl Center for Visual Art residency in Charlotte, North Carolina and recently was seclected for the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency in Taos, New Mexico. Mr. Sherman’s works are in multiple collections including the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, the Bank of Montreal, and Lonestar College of Houston.