Artist Mike Howard

By Jonathan Hack 

We’re in the final countdown to ‘GO‘!  Our third pick rounds out our Gowanus ‘Go’ Artist series.  Stay tuned for a wrap up and artists’ experiences after the event!

Without further ado meet Mike Howard.

Howard in Paris

Where are you from originally?

Mike: Phenix City, AL

When did you realize you wanted to be an artist?  

Mike:  At 22 years old after I got out of Marine Corps and took an art class at Columbus College (at that time a 2 year college) I then transferred to University of Georgia.

Is art your main  source of income?

Mike:  Ha!


Mike:  MFA Rutgers University


Mike:  Don Judd.  I worked for Don 1969-71 while attending the Whitney Museum Ind. study program.

Favorite piece by another artist?

Mike:  Raft of the Medusa [by French Painter and lithographer Theodore Géricault]

Favorite piece of your own?

Mike:  I like my Gowanus paintings (good answer Mike!)


Mike:  Acrylic

In which neighborhood do you live?

Mike:  Red Hook

Where is your studio?

Mike: 4th St.

How did you get involved with ‘GO’?

Mike:  Shelly Bernstein [Chief of Technology at the Brooklyn Museum]

What do you hope to achieve from ‘GO’?

Mike:  Show some paintings I usually hide from the public.

Mike’s Gowanus series and other work may be viewed at


Go Brooklyn Art‘ is from September 8–9, 2012, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Find a ‘Go Brooklyn Art’ artist  near you here.


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