Bio

Irina Howard is a visionary award-winning artist based in New York City, USA. She has carved a niche at the front of the contemporary art scene with her distinctive style and profound creativity. Howard has gained global recognition for her ability to evoke emotions and transport viewers to ethereal realms through her meticulously crafted and thought-provoking art. She is a storyteller, a poetess of textures and forms, weaving emotions into every brush stroke. With an uncanny ability to capture the essence of the human experience, her artistic journey is a melodic symphony that resonates with the soul. Drawing inspiration from organic forms and textures, personal experiences, and the depths of her imagination, Howard has crafted an original style that is truly her own. Her works often reflect a blend of realism, surrealism, fantasy, and abstraction, creating dreamlike narratives that touch hearts, spark conversations, and transport viewers to realms beyond their imagination.

Irina Howard was born (1969) in Ukraine with a boundless imagination and an insatiable curiosity. Her artistic talent bloomed at a tender age. As a child, she immersed herself in the enchanting worlds of literature, art, and music. She found solace in their harmonious interplay and inspiration to overcome merciless traumatic events extended throughout her life. These influences shaped her unique artistic vision later in her mature age when she dedicated herself to a career in the arts. Howard earned a Fine Arts degree with honors from the City University of New York and a degree in Integrated Arts from the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences in Maryland, USA. Critical acclaim for her work nurtured and encouraged her professional journey, setting the stage for her growth and willingness to explore new artistic frontiers.

Embedded within the depths of Irina’s work lies a poignant narrative shaped by childhood trauma and personal struggles. The helplessness she experienced amid the injustices of the world compelled her to amplify her voice through evocative drawings. Over time, she realized that as an artist, she had the power to ignite change by offering solace and hope amidst a world engulfed in struggle and despair. Driven by this profound belief, Irina broke her silence, allowing her overwhelming need to create to flourish.

Through her powerful creations, Irina seamlessly communicates her personal and collective experiences, weaving together philosophical viewpoints that leave an indelible impression on all who engage with her art. Every stroke and color choice tells a story, inviting viewers to explore the depths of their own emotions and perspectives.

As Irina Howard continues to grace the art world with her extraordinary talent, one thing remains undeniably clear – her art is a vessel for transformation, a beacon of light that guides us toward a more compassionate and enlightened future. Brace yourself for an unforgettable artistic journey as you witness the world through her visionary eyes.

EXHIBITIONS

2024

WORLD ART DUBAI | Dubai World Trade Centre | LA Gallery Booth PB07 | Dubai | May 2024

NEOTERIC ABSTRACT  XII EXHIBITION | Limner Gallery | Hudson, NY | April 2024

ABSTRACT | Ten Moir Gallery | February – March 2024

2023

 AM ISRAEL CHAI. THE BIG EXHIBITION | The International Art Market Magazine and the Israeli Art Market Gallery Collaboration in support of Emergency Civil Assistance in Israel | 50% of the sale to the Lev Echad Organization | December 2023 – February 2024

BIAFARIN AWARDS 2023 EXHIBITION | Ontario, Canada | November 2023 – January 2024

CELEBRATING LIFE | Grimandi Art Gallery | New York, NY | September 2023

LIFE AND DEATH | Group Exhibition | Gallerium Art | Ontario, Canada May – July 2023

TIME | International Online Group Exhibition | Exhibizone | Ontario, Canada | June – July 2023

PRECIOUS | International Online Group Exhibition | Gallerium | Ontario, Canada | June – July 2023

 INSPIRATIONS | Group Exhibition | Exhibizone | Biafarin Artists Management Company | Ontario, Canada | April – May 2023

SOLO EXHIBITION | REDWOOD ART GROUP AT ARTEXPO NY | New York, NY | March – April 2023

TOKYO TOWER ART FAIR | Tokyo, Japan | March 2023

FEMINA | International Women’s DayGallerium Art | Online Exhibition | Ontario, Canada | March 2023

BLACK AND WHITE | 7th Annual Black & White Online Art Exhibition | Fusion Art | March – June 2023

2022

FACE OF PEACE | CONTEMPORARY ART CURATOR MAGAZINE | Award and Digital Exhibition | November 2022 – February 2023

FIRA INTERNACIONAL D’ART DE BARCELONA 2022 | Museu Marítim de Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain | November 2022

5TH ANNUAL WOMEN ARTISTS | Fusion Art | Online Juried Art Exhibition | October 2022 – January 2023

SOLO EXHIBITION | HMVC GALLERY NEW YORK | New York, NY | November 2022

OTHERS WILL LOVE, OTHERS WILL HATE | HMVC GALLERY NEW YORK | Group Exhibition | New York, NY | October 2022

PATTERNS ART SHOW | GREY CUBE GALLERY | Awarded Third Place | Digital Exhibition https://www.greycubegallery.com/

ART SAN DIEGO | WORLD WIDE ART-ARTAVITA GALLERY | Finalist Award & Exhibition | San Diego, CA 

HAMPTONS FINE ART FAIR | ARTIFACT NYC | Hamptons, NY  

COLLECTOR’S CHOICE 2022 |  ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | Award & Digital Exhibition | NY, NY 

TOP 60 MASTERS OF 2022 | ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | Award & Digital Exhibition | NY, NY   

TONANTZIN A Call for Mather Earth | ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL | Digital Exhibition | NY, NY  

HOPE | ARTAVITA ART GALLERY | The 50th International Online Contest | Award & Digital Exhibition | Santa Barbara, CA 

2021

ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2021 EXHIBITION | ARTAVITA ART GALLERY | Santa Barbara, CA  

ARTEXPO NYC | WORLDWIDE ART FAIR | ARTAVITA ART GALLERY | NY, NY

TEXTURES & PATTERNS | LAS LAGUNA ART GALLERY | Laguna Beach, CA   

2017  SUMMER ART FESTIVAL | TOWNHALL EXHIBITION | Mount Airy, MD 

2017  THE WAY I SEE | AT THE SPOT STUDIO GALLERY | Mount Airy, MD 

2014   KINGSBOROUGH ART MUSEUM | Brooklyn, NY | Presidential Award for Excellence in Oil Painting 

2013   KINGSBOROUGH ART MUSEUM | Brooklyn, NY 

2012   KINGSBOROUGH ART MUSEUM | Brooklyn, NY 

2011   QCC ART GALLERY | Queens, NY 

AWARDS

                

2024

GLOBAL ART VIRTUOS: ELITE ARTISTIC CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | Contemporary Art Collectors

THE PREMIER ARTIST PRIZE 2024 for Remarkable Talent | Distinction reserved for only 50 artists worldwide annually | Contemporary Art Station | Barcelona, Spain  

BLUE SKY ARTIST AWARD | Finalist awarded for excellence in Art | Ten Moir Gallery

BEST ART AWARDS 2023 | Honorable Mention in the Abstraction Category

5TH INTERNATIONAL CFA ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD | Honorable Mention in recognition of outstanding display of remarkable aesthetic, originality, and technical expertise | Circle Foundation for the Arts | France

2023

CRITIC’S SPOTLIGHT BY BOOMER GALLERY | Selected Artist for the Art Review by the legendary Art Critic and Art Historian Anthony Fawcett | Boomer Art Gallery | London, United Kingdom

BIAFARIN AWARDS 2023 GRANT | An Annual International Art Awards with cash grants | Biafarin Artists Management Company | Ontario, Canada  

HARMONY FOR HUMANITY: THE GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS ART PRIZE | Contemporary Art Collectors Private Club

TOP 60 CONTEMPORARY ART MASTERS AWARD | ArtTour International Magazine | Museum of Arts and Design | NYC, NY

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE LEONARDO da VINCI | FONDAZIONE EFFETTO ARTE / National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci” | Milan, Italy 

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD | Circle Foundation for the Arts | France | Certificate

2022

ARTISTS MAGAZINE AWARD AND GRANT | 39th Annual Art Competition | Third Place Winner

THE FACES OF PEACE ART PRIZE | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine | Honorable Certificate

PATTERNS ART SHOW | Awarded Third Prize | Grey Cube Gallery |  Third Prize Certificate

COLLECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD 2022 ArtTour International | NYC, NY | Collectors Choice Award Certificate  

TOP 60 MASTERS OF 2022 | “Oskar of Visual Arts” Award | ArtTour International Magazine | NYC, NY | Top 60 Masters Certificate 

POWER OF CREATIVITY | Interview with the  CONTEMPORARY ART CURATOR MAGAZINE | Permanently published, https://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/home-2/irina-howard

VOICES OF TOMORROW ART AWARD | Winner of the Power of Creativity Art Prize | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine |  Voices of Tomorrow Art Award_Certificate

ARTIST FOR A GREEN PLANET | Honored by ArtTour International | USA | Artist for a Green Planet_Certificate

BEING AN ARTIST IS NOT A CHOICE; IT IS A WAY OF LIVING | Interview with EATMY.NEWS, https://www.eatmy.news/2022/01/irina-howard-being-artist-is-not-choice.html 

2021  

ARTJOBS.com | Awarded Artist | Artist of the Month of December| ARTJOBS.com | Worldwide

PUBLICATIONS

2024

ART NOW: INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTISTS | World of Art and Masters of Today Publishing | Expected June 2024

SPOTLIGHT CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE | Circle Foundation for the Arts | France | Expected May 2024

NOVUM ARTIS MAGAZINE Issue 002 | New Way Books | April 2024

2025 VISIONARIES: ARTISTS SHAPING THE FUTURE. CREATIVE CATALYST FOR CHANGE: ARTISTIC ACTIVISM | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine | April 2024 

TOP CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2024  | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine | January 2024

THE BIG EXHIBITION | Israeli Market in collaboration with Art Market Magazine | January 2024

2023

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS XV | Published by Worldwide Art Books | USA | September 2023

ART MARKET MAGAZINE #83 | International Art Magazine | July 2023 Issue

ART IDEAL V. 3 | Circle Foundation for the Arts | France | Summer 2023

ATIM’S TOP 60 MASTERS | ArtTour International Art Magazine | Curated by Viviana Puello | NY, NY | June 2023

MAGIC OF LA BOHÈME | Grand Prize and Publication |International Artworks and Poetry Book | Frankfurt, Germany

CONTEMPORARY CELEBRITY MASTERS |  Foondazione Effetto Arte | Curated by Salvatore Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo | Italy

FACES OF PIECE | Artbook | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine

ARTISTONISH VISUAL ARTS MAGAZINE | Cover, Issue 32 | Digital exhibition and publication powered by Biafarin.com | Ontario, Canada

VOICES OF TOMORROW | Artbook | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine

2022

ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | Summer Special Issue | Collectors Choice Award | NYC, NY

ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | ATIM’s Top 60 Masters 2022 Issue | NYC, NY

AESTHETIC ART MAGAZINE | Issue 106 | Aesthetica Magazine | United Kingdom

ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE Spring 2022 Issue Artists For A Green Planet | ArtTour International | USA

IMPORTANT WORLD ARTISTS | 5TH Edition ArtBook| Published by Worldwide Art Books | USA

POWER OF CREATIVITY | Artbook | Curated by the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine

ART IDEAL MAGAZINE Issue 2 | Invited ArtistCircle Foundation for the Arts | France

2021

SPOTLIGHT 26 | Contemporary Art Magazine| Circle Foundation for the Arts | France

 

 

 

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