Damond Howard (b. 1973, Tampa, Fla.) was in residence at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in 2009, which included a solo exhibition. He also has had solo exhibitions at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.; Berea (Ky.) College; and Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. Howard has participated in group exhibitions across the southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. He earned a BS in art education from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and an MFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Howard has taught art at Benedict College, Columbia, S.C.; Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C.; Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio; the University of Florida, Gainesville; and Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville. He was a recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission 2010 Fellowship in Visual Arts. He lives in Orangeburg.
Statement of support:
Damond Howard is an artist to watch. His work explores aspects of the African-American experience with a depth seldom seen in someone of his generation. In his drawing, he displays a remarkable understanding of the relationship of media and scale to message.
Leo Twiggs, Claflin University, Orangeburg