Nick Howard was born and currently lives in Minneapolis. He first exhibited his work at Outsiders and Others Gallery in 2006 and has been consistently exhibiting and developing his work since. He has also been the recipient of a MN State Arts Board Artist Initative Grant and has been featured in the national publication New American Paintings. He currently is a member of the cooperative gallery Rosalux in Minneapolis and is grateful to be able to participate in the flourishing Minnesota arts scene.
I am fascinated with people, relationships and mass psychology. In particular, I am interested in how the mind works and how the feelings, thoughts, ideas, and perceptions we have create our world both personally and collectively. I find inspiration for my work by both looking outwards and inwards. From these explorations I have developed a cast of characters who inhabit my artwork. These characters are at times scary and peculiar and other times funny and vulnerable. They are usually rendered with an obsessive quality and a repetition of pattern that gives them a feeling of form and solidity while maintaining their dynamism. The characters can appear alone, interacting as a small group or as a massive army.