Irina Howard is a published international visual artist based in New York City who has recently brought her portfolio to the public eye. In a short time, the artist had her art juried and was invited to exhibit at galleries in the United States and Europe. She has won multiple awards and is featured on major art platforms, galleries, and worldwide art shows. She has been selected as a Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art in 2022 and awarded the Oskar of Visual Arts by ArtTour International Magazine, elected for the Collector’s Choice Award 2022, honored as the Artist for the Green Planet, and won a Voice of Tomorrow Award with Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.
Irina was born and grew up in Ukraine and spent her youth in the elite cultural group committed to arts and literature, where she established her lifelong passion for the arts. She started up as a stage performer at the Kyiv Professional Chamber Theater. However, after immigrating to the United States, Irina spent decades away from the arts and felt at a standstill. Every career she explored has brought her to a purposeless life.
The middle age crisis motivated her to commit to a meaningful lifetime passion. She went back to school to obtain a degree in fine arts and found herself on the brightest side of her talent, exploring every art discipline. Irina graduated with honors from the City University of New York and Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.
Her childhood was full of personal and family traumatic events. Feeling powerless amidst the injustices surrounding her, she was compelled to shout out to society with expressive drawings. Later, Irina emerged with the idea that an artist has no right to contribute any more pain to a world full of struggle and despair. This belief kept her silent for years until she could no longer carry on an overwhelming need to create.
Through her work, Irina communicates her personal or collective experiences and philosophical views expressed via visual language elements (e.g., lines, shapes, forms, textures, and colors). Patterns of Life is her current project that explores the challenges in life and their influences on the development of the human soul. Artist draws inspiration from organic texture and composes her themes by giving physical form to a conceptual idea bridging reality and the creative realm in the form of artistic beauty and revitalizing energy, demonstrating her infinite creative state and innovation.
2022-2023 FACE OF PEACE | CONTEMPORARY ART CURATOR MAGAZINE | Award and Digital Exhibition | Expected November 2022 – February 2023
2022 FIRA INTERNACIONAL D’ART DE BARCELONA 2022 | Museu Marítim de Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain | Expected November 2022
2022 OTHERS WILL LOVE, OTHERS WILL HATE | HMVC GALLERY NEW YORK | Group Exhibition | New York, NY
2022 PATTERNS ART SHOW | GREY CUBE GALLERY | Awarded Third Place | Digital Exhibition https://www.greycubegallery.com/
2022 ART SAN DIEGO | WORLD WIDE ART-ARTAVITA GALLERY | Finalist Award & Exhibition | San Diego, CA
2022 HAMPTONS FINE ART FAIR | ARTIFACT NYC | Hamptons, NY
2022 COLLECTOR’S CHOICE 2022 | ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | Award & Digital Exhibition | NY, NY
2022 TOP 60 MASTERS OF 2022 | ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | Award & Digital Exhibition | NY, NY
2022 TONANTZIN A Call for Mather Earth | ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL | Digital Exhibition | NY, NY
2022 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
2021 ARTEXPO NYC | WORLDWIDE ART FAIR | ARTAVITA ART GALLERY | NY, NY
2021 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 / PUBLICATIONS
2022 THE FACES OF PEACE ART PRIZE | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine | Honorable Certificate
2022 HARPO FOUNDATION GRANT | Expected December 2022
2022 PREMI INTERNACIONAL D’ART DE BARCELONA AWARD | Nominated Artist | Museu Marítim de Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain | Expected November 2022
2022 PATTERNS ART SHOW | Awarded Third Prize | Grey Cube Gallery | Third Prize Certificate
2022 TOP 60 MASTERS OF 2022 | “Oskar of Visual Arts” | ArtTour International | NYC, NY | Top 60 Masters Certificate
2022 VOICES OF TOMORROW ART AWARD | Winner of the Power of Creativity Art Prize | Contemporary Art Curator Magazine | Voices of Tomorrow Art Award_Certificate
2022 AESTHETIC ART MAGAZINE | Issue 106 | Aesthetica Magazine | United Kingdom
2022 ART TOUR INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE | Spring 2022 Issue Artists For A Green Planet | ArtTour International | USA
2022 IMPORTANT WORLD ARTISTS 5TH Edition | Worldwide Art Books | USA
2022 POWER OF CREATIVITY | ARTBOOK | Curated by the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
2022 ART IDEAL MAGAZINE Issue 2 | Invited Artist | Circle Foundation for the Arts | France
2021 ARTJOBS.com | Awarded Artist | Artist of the Month of December| ARTJOBS.com | Worldwide
2021 SPOTLIGHT 26 | Contemporary Art Magazine| Circle Foundation for the Arts | France
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