Rachel Howard

Born 1969 Easington, Rachel Howard lives and works in the UK. Graduated from BA Fine Art & History of Art, Goldsmiths College, London (1988-1991).

Drawing for Howard is like a diary, a quotidian practise, what she can’t say in words she draws.

Her work is held in public and private collections including Arts Council Collection; Imperial War Museum, London; Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina; Jerwood Collection; Hiscox, London; Tate Archive, London, The David Roberts Art Foundation; Pallant House Gallery, Sussex; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Select solo exhibitions include Rachel Howard, Simon Lee Gallery, London (2021); Paintings of Violence (Why I am Not a mere Christian), MASS MoCA, Massachusetts (2018); Repetition is Truth - Via Dolorosa, Newport Street Gallery, London (2018); Der Kuss, Blain|Southern, London (2018); At Sea, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2015); Northern Echo, Blain | Southern, London (2014); Folie à Deux, Blain | Southern, London (2011); Still Life / Still Here, Rachel Howard, New Paintings, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca (2011); and Human Shrapnel– oil drawings on paper, Other Criteria, London (2010). Select group exhibitions include Senoras! Curated by Sarah Lucas, London.(2021); I WANT TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN, Lyles and King, New York (2020); MOVING ENERGIES – 10 years, me Collectors Room, Berlin (2020); Received Wisdom, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Arts Council Collection (2020); A Dreadful Day, Paul Stolper Gallery, London (2020); Galerie Simpson: Selection Box, Pallant House, Chichester (2019); Birth, T. J. Boulting, London (2019); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2019); and Shifts in Time, Over the Influence, Los Angeles (2019). 

Awards include British Council Award, London (2004), and shortlisted for Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (2004).

Last updated: 23.04.2021

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