Howard Fonda

Born 1974
Hometown Syracuse, NY
Lives and Works Scottsdale, AZ
MFA, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
BS, History and Fine Art, Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1998
School of Visual Arts (graphic design and painting/ drawing), New York, NY, 1998
Sorbonne (intensive French and history), Paris, France, 1998

Howard Fonda Gallery Art

Mixed Greens, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Microsoft Art Collection, Seattle, WA
SEI Collection, Oaks, PA

Howard Fonda is a Chicago-based painter known for his vibrantly colored canvases that blur the boundaries between representation and abstraction. His lurid compositions of squiggles, swirls, and marks seem to dance kinetically across his canvases. Fonda proudly upholds the tradition of twentieth century painting. An old school Modernist, he views painting as a "philosophical sanctuary and spiritual outpost," finding "comfort in its traditions and limitations." Fonda exhibits frequently at Mixed Greens in New York and throughout Chicago. His work is in the collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
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