Howard Brunner

Howard Brunner

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    Artist's Biography

    Howard is a Philadelphia-based photographer and an Associate Member of 3rd St. Gallery since 2015. His work is represented in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the James A. Michener Museum of Art in Doylestown, PA, and the Allentown Museum of Art in Allentown, PA. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally for 36 years. He holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Delaware (1984) and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Philadelphia College of Art (1971). He was a Professor of Photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia for 31 years (retired) and remains a faculty member of the Temple University Architecture Program, offering a course entitled

      Photography and Visual Literacy

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    Artist's Statement

    One of my favorite things to do is to walk through the urban environment and photograph whatever grabs my interest. Over the years, these urban walks have evolved into a spiritual practice— a walking meditation of sorts. My best photographs occur when I am able to walk, look and feel, unbound by conscious thought. The aesthetic qualities of my photographs are provisional and improvisational responses to each situation. I don’t impose any aesthetic conventions or stylistic agendas on what I am photographing. I prefer to let the urban environment reveal its own aesthetics. The environments that evoke an emotional or spiritual connection are those I find most worthy of capturing. It's a mysterious and loving feeling when that connection occurs; in this way, I am making the photograph out of gratitude.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2016
    Tree Photographs, The Gallery at St. Asap’s, Bala Cynwyd, PA

    2010
    Circumspections, The Smile Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Recent Work from the Urban Eyes series, Ryan John Art Salon, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    The City Skin Series, 1988-2002, Heavy Bubble Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1996
    New Color Photographs, The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    1993
    Howard Brunner, Recent Work, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1991
    Challenge Exhibition Series #2, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    1991
    The Waste Treatments Series, The Book Trader Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1991
    Recent Color Photographs, Nye Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD

    1990
    The Waste Treatments Series, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

    1984
    New Photographs, Janvier Gallery, Newark, DE

    1981
    Photographs by Howard Brunner, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    1976
    Chestnut Street 1876-1976, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Peale House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Featured Exhibition of the 1976 AIA National Convention

    Group
    2017
    Photography 35 Award Winners Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ

    2014
    Philadelphia Photographers: 1975-1985, Santa Bannon Fine Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

    2012
    Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

    2010
    FOCUS, 3rd. Annual Abstract Photography Exhibition, LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Contemporary Voices, 70th. Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    An Evolving Legacy, Twenty Years of Collecting at the Michener, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

    2009
    Contemporary Voices, 69th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    The Art Institute of Philadelphia at Museu Da Praia-Brazil, Museu Da Praia, Maragogi, Alagoas, Brazil

    2002
    Second International Festival of Photography, International Exhibition Center, Nizyhny Novgorod, Russia

    2000
    Works from the Collection by Philadelphia Area Photographers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    1998
    Philadelphia Selections 3, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    1998
    A Generation of Challenge Artists, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    1997
    Pennsylvania Photographers 10, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA

    1991
    Challenge #2, 91-92 Challenge Exhibition Series, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    1988
    Triennale International De La Photographie, Museum of Art and History, Fribourg, Switzerland

    1987
    Selected Photographers, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

    1987
    Pennsylvania Photographers V, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA

    1986
    62nd Annual International Competition, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

    1983
    Pennsylvania Photographers III, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA

    1982
    Philadelphia Past and Present, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    1982
    Selected Photographers, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

    1981
    Pennsylvania Photographers II, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA

    Please contact the artist directly for a full listing of all group exhibitions.

    Publications

    Public Art in Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1992
    primary photographer

    The Nature of Recreation, MIT Press, 1974
    collaborated on the graphic design and photography

    Man Made Philadelphia, MIT Press, 1971,
    collaborated on the graphic design and photography

    Professional Experience

    1990 - Present
    Adjunct Professor, Architecture Program, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    1984 - 2015
    Professor, Photography Program, The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    1984 - 1990
    Associate Professor, Architecture Program, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    Gallery Affiliations

    Associate Member, 3rd. Street Gallery cooperative, Philadelphia, PA

    Member, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    Member, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Collections

    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA
    Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown PA
    James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown PA
    Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem PA

    Education

    1984
    University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE
    MFA, Photography

    1971
    Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    BFA, Graphic Design