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Howard Gross

Artist Bio


© Stride Arts. Howard Gross at opening reception "Autumn Group Exhibition" in Stride Arts Gallery.

Exhibitions at Stride Arts

Howard Gross (b. 1946) received his MFA in painting from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. After successfully exhibiting with the Alan Frumkin Gallery for a couple of years in Chicago, he decided to move to NYC on the advice of Robert Smithson. During his first years in NY, he immersed himself into the conceptual art scene of NYC. In 1976 he documented cracks on the sidewalks of new york for an exhibition at the prestigious Ok Harris gallery. For his next concept he decided to document the art world with its eyes closed. Significant figures of art history such as Richard Tuttle, Louise Bourgeois, Larry Gagosian, Leo Castelli and 200+ other artists, collectors, board members and friends appear in an unprecedented series of intimate closed-eyed portraits. Gross exhibited the portraits for the first time in the late 70s at the Truman gallery and then upon special request, he rephotographed some of the figures 20 years later for a solo show at MOMA PS1.


Mr. Gross’s work is in the permanent collection of various prestigious public and private collections such as The Whitney Museum, NY, The International Center for Photography, NY, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC, and the private collection of Agnes Gund. Mr Gross currently lives and work out of New York, NY. 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 Putting All The Pieces Together, BiggerCode Gallery, NY

  • 2016 Whispering, Causey Contemporary, NY, NY

  • 2011 Watching Shadows fade into Light, Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2009 Returning, Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2007 An Elusive Moment, Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2000 Notes on a String, a site specific installation, Florence Lynch Gallery, NY

  • 1998 P.S. 1, Photo Documentation

  • 1983 Intrusions on Desolation, Photo Documentation, Dorsky Galleries, NY

  • 1980 A Sequence of Events, Institute for Art and Urban   Resources, NY

  • 1979 Sound Works, taped sound performances, Truman Gallery, NY

  • 1978 A Closed Eye Concept, photo documentation, Truman Gallery, NY

  • 1976 Cracks and Imperfection Due to Stress, OK Harris, NY

  • 1974 Boxes, A Sculptural Environment, Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 1972 Growth/Decay, Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 A Tangled Web, Causey Contemporary, NY, NY

  • 2014 Emerge Art Fair with Causey Contemporary, Washington, D.C.

  • 2012 Interwoven, Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2011 NEXT Art Fair, Chicago with Causey Contemporary

  • 2011 Volumns, Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2010 Lumen Gallery, New York, NY 2008 Bridge Art Fair Miami, 

  • 2008 The Five Elements, Chi Contemporary Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2007 Suggestions, Chi Contemporary Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

  • 1988 Paintings, Tilton Gallery, NY

  • 1986 Photographs, Dorsky Gallery, NY

  • 1981 Tenth Anniversary Exhibit, Galleries St. Petri,  Lund Sweden

  • 1980 Artist Books Gallery, NRA, Beaubourg, Paris, France

  • 1978 The Reality of Art, Truman Gallery, NY The Detective Show, NY

  • 1976 Drawings of the 70’s, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, LIC, NY

In the Media

The Secrets of Whispers in Howard Gross Exhibition at Causey Contemporary

Howard Gross at the MoMa

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