Howard Fonda’s work simultaneously explores a romantic worldview and a mystical inner journey. The artist frequently employs abstraction, representation and pattern in a single composition—while drawing from influences ranging from mythological narratives to Aboriginal textiles. Fonda’s paintings demand a deep level of contemplation, offering attentive viewers a chance to discover their introspective and philosophical meanings.
Howard Fonda was born in 1974. The artist received his BA in History and Fine Art from Nazareth College of Rochester in New York and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois.
Solo exhibitions of Fonda’s work have taken place at: Ampersand in Portland, Oregon (2021); and Goldfinch Gallery in Chicago, Illinois (2020).
Group exhibitions that have shown Fonda’s have taken place at: The Pit in Los Angeles, California (2021); Asia Art Center in Taipei, Taiwan (2021); Massey Klein Gallery in New York City (2020); and Grifter in New York City (2020).
Fonda was previously an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois. The artist has lectured, served on jurying and critique panels and pursued curatorial projects at numerous universities and art centers.
Fonda lives and works in Arizona.