Mildred Howard

Born 1945, San Francisco, CA
Lives in Oakland, CA

Mildred Howard is known for her sculptural installations and mixed media assemblages.
Her work speaks to the universal connections between people and place separated by arbitrary borders. She says, Ultimately, nearly every community on Earth contains expatriates and émigrés; my work celebrates that perpetual global movement which lends color and vitality to the world.

Howard’s recent projects at Sharks, Assegnazioni con De Seingalt 2017 and Incontro con Casanova: potere dell ‘Altro 2018 are continuations of her nearly four decades of using collage to re-purpose found materials in an inclusive and global context. In these series she combines found antique engravings, digital images, maps, various papers, lithography and chine collé.

Her work is included in the collections of the de Young Museum, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, CA; the Oakland Museum of California; the San Jose Museum of Art, CA; the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; the International Museum of Glass and Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; the Washington State Art Commission; and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Mildred Howard received her MFA degree from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.

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