Born 1965, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

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

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

Solo Exhibitions
2001    Dorsky Gallery “Spiral Worms”, SoHo, New York
1998    Silverstein Gallery, Chelsea, New York
1997    Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York

Group Exhibitions
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

Bibliography
Max Henry, Art in America, December, 1998
Tom Moody, ArtForum, Summer, 1998
Jennifer R. Gross and Susan Harris, Drawing a Conclusion, Dorsky Gallery, NY, 1998

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

1988  110 Mercer Street Studio NYC