Howard Brunner


Contact Information

howardbrunner@mac.com

http://www.hbphotoart.com

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

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

.

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