Lives and works in Scottsdale, AZ
Howard Fonda is an artist, former educator, father, and husband. Philosophical and introspective, Fonda's work expresses a romantic worldview and mystical inner journey within a painterly dialogue. The notions of form and content intertwine; abstraction, representation, and pattern are all strategies in his toolbox, and very often all appear in a single painting. Drawing from philosophy, various ideologies, mythological narratives, and Aboriginal textiles, Fonda's paintings require of their viewers a high level of attention, and deep contemplation. The discovery of meaning is vital for Fonda, but these meanings are not easily found by connecting puzzle pieces or following clues or maps; these meanings are transcendental, personal and introspective.
Previously an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fonda has lectured, served on jurying and critique panels and pursued curatorial projects at numerous universities and art centers. The artist's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad.
In The Garden: Delphine Hennelly and Howard Fonda30 October - 12 December 2020Massey Klein Gallery is pleased to announce In the Garden, a two person exhibition of paintings by Delphine Hennelly and Howard Fonda. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, October 30th until Saturday, December 12th. This is both artists’ first exhibition with the gallery. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit...
Future Fair Holiday MarketHoward Fonda, Kathryn Mecca, Leigh Suggs 22 November 2021 - 10 January 2022Future Fair is pleased to announce the second edition of its virtual Holiday Market, featuring original artworks, editions, and objects within a range of accessible price points for new and experienced collectors to discover. Complimentary of — and counterpoint to — Future Fair’s flagship show, the Holiday Market holds space for emerging dealers and curators to participate and present, while encouraging seasoned dealers to share unseen and overlooked works. The platform features 23 exhibitors offering works from 70 international artists. Massey Klein Gallery is pleased to present paintings by Howard...