Brenda D. Howell



University Of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Tyler School of Art, Temple University,  Philadelphia, PA coursework


Selected Exhibitions & Residencies

Matter & Energy Artessa Biennial, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Interconnected, Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA

Artist Residency, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry. PA

Lenapehocking Project, Artists’ Assistant to Sarah Kavage, Al Mudhif: A Confluence, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA Intertwined, Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA Dreaming Field, Bartrams Garden, Philadelphia, PA

Walk the Green Path, High School Park, Elkins Park

Apart:Together, Artessa Alliance Group Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Light, DaVinci Art Alliance, Virtual Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Hindsight, DaVinci Art Alliance, Virtual Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
New Now lll, InLiquid Gallery, 1400 North American Street Philadelphia, PA 19122

Process: Biennial Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Marginalized, Pearlman Building, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Marginalized, Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center, Blue Bell, PA

No Creative Boundaries – Anything Goes, National Encaustic/Wax Exhibition, Juror Ellen Koment, Santa Fe, NM

Encaustic:  Three Artists Meet, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

MamaCITA Bi Annual Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Simplicity, Juried Show, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

Re.Collection, Group Show and Installation, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

The Road to Here, B-Square Gallery, Philadelphia,   PA
Looking Up at the Cosmos, Mission First Housing Commission, Permanent Installation,  Philadelphia, PA

Represent, Langman Gallery Space, Jenkintown,   PA
Begin: Hope, Faith, Resilience, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
One Year, Installation, Fringe Arts Festival, The Rotunda University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Beginnings, Permanent Installation , Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Norristown, PA
Forgotten Philadelphia, Fairmount Park Welcome Center, Philadelphia, PA,  Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, Abington Art Center, Juried, Abington,   PA

Landscape Love Affair: Works From Fairmount Park and Beyond , LOVE Park Welcome Center,  Philadelphia, PA
Following the Line, Art in City Hall, Juried, Philadelphia, PA

(W)holon, Walker Fine Art Center Gallery, Martinsville, VA – Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
Women in the Arts, Abington Friends School, Abington, PA`

MamaCITA at Green Lane Commons, Manayunk,   PA

New Faces, Art in City Hall, Juried, Philadelphia, PA
MamaCITA at Fetters Mill Inn, Huntingdon Valley, PA

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Juried, Philadelphia, PA

Awards & Grants

Linda Gitterman Brener Award for Sculpture, Cheltenham Center for the Arts 78th Annual Members Show
Niche Student Award Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Crafts
Leeway Foundation, Art and Change. Two grants: Jan, 2012-December 2013, March 2013-December 2013
HatchFund (Formerly USAProjects), artist advocacy grant, 2012
Philadelphia’s Mothers in Charge Peacemaker Award (with MamaCITA), 2012


Deeper Look, Varied Works by Brenda Howell
Artessa Alliance Art Blog, February 19, 2021

Liberty City Press
Vessels Carry Message Article by Shiela Simmons, January 15, 2013

PHL17- Eye Opener
The “One Year” art installation. An interview with Lauren Intindoli of PHL17/WPHL. Aired January 8, 2013.

Forgotten Philadelphia:  Art and Writing Inspired by Philadelphia Heritage Sites, Edited by Melissa Tevere, et al. Philadelphia Stories, Inc. 2012
Maleka Fruean: “Artists continue their work memorializing every Philadelphia homicide victim of 2012″. Continuing coverage by WHYY of the One Year art installation. December 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer
Amy S. Rosenberg: “Images to Soothe”. Article about the MamaCita piece- Beginnings, installed in the new Einstein Montgomery Hospital. September 2012