HOWARD SCHWARTZBERG

Summer 1998

​Howard Schwartzberg presents an untitled installation comprised of excerpts from separate but linked series of works. Central to this installation are two sculptural paintings which literally turn painting inside out to expose its constructs.

These works appear as burlap sacks filled with paint. Their polished saturated surfaces contrast with the bulging burlap, which acts as a repository for memory and personal histories while alluding to the historical baggage of painting.

These filled containers are simultaneously cynical and nostalgic. As with all of Schwartzberg's work, they speak of decay and the potential for growth. Drawings from the Product series and the Patient series utilize Miracle Gro fertilizer, plastic bags and seeds. These works use word play and metaphor to speak of both a historical critique and a personal narrative.

December 1998

Abstract Room's Monograph "Howard Schwartzberg" Is now available


Education
1987    B.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2005    Masters of Science in Education, University of New England, Maine

Solo Exhibitions

2022   Private Public Gallery, Hudson, New York "Before Painting"

2018    57W57 Arts, New York , NY, May/June in the waiting room

            da Fonseca Contemporanea, Wilton Manors, Florida (two person show)
2001    Dorsky Gallery, “Spiral Worms”, SoHo, New York
1998    Silverstein Gallery, Chelsea, New York
1997    Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York

Group Exhibitions

2022    Portals, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California                                

2021    I Remember…Remember, Private Public Gallery, Hudson, New York                             

            The Other Side of the Rainbow, Artport Kingston, Kingston, New York.             

2019    Trittbrettfahrer, Cindy Rucker Gallery Lower East Side, New York

            Process and Progress, E.M. Galerie, Kollum, The Netherlands
2002   Made by Nature, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, New York
            Drawing Center: Benefit Show SoHo, New York
2000   Wunderkammer: Wonderworks, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1999    Spring, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
1998    Drawing a Conclusion, Dorsky Gallery, SoHo, New York
1997    Word to Word, Linda Kirkland Gallery, SoHo, New York

            Gramercy Art Fair, Momenta Art, New York

            Gramercy Art Fair, The Drawing Center, New York
1996    Gramercy Art Fair, The Drawing Center, New York
1991     Invitational, Stux Gallery, SoHo, New York
1990    Invitational, Stux Gallery, SoHo, New York

            Selections 15, The Drawing Center, SoHo, New York

Awards
1999    Recipient for The New York City Art Teachers Association / United Federation of Teachers, Best Art Educator   Award in the High School Category

Collections
M.I.T. drawing collection
Abstract Room, Strasbourg, France


Bibliography

2019    Frederic Caillard, Abstract Room, Interview
1998    Max Henry, Art in America, December
1998    Tom Moody, ArtForum, Summer
1998    Jennifer R. Gross and Susan Harris, Drawing a Conclusion, Dorsky Gallery, NY

​Howard Schwartzberg & Dale Anthony
December 7, 1997 - January 12, 1998

 1987,  110 Mercer Street, Studio, SoHo, NYC