Howard Gross received his MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. He currently lives and works in New York, NY. Over the span of his career, Gross has worked with a variety of media; an early attempt to translate his drawings into three dimensions resulted in his series of large scale sculptures that secured him his first solo exhibition, Growth/Decay, at the legendary Allan Frumkin Gallery in 1972. Other long-term pieces verge on the conceptual, where Gross leveraged photography to document figures and friends within the art world with their eyes closed, the relief-like forms of cracks in a sidewalk, or the faraway realms to which a single piece of string can travel. Gross has also produced a large body of drawings, paintings, and sculptures that depict undulating, twisting forms, at once both familiar and otherworldly, that firmly define his visual vocabulary. Gross’ work is included in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina; the Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale and various private collectors.
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