Mildred Howard




Honorary Doctorate, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


MFA, Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA


Associates of Arts Degree & Certificate in Fashion Art, College of Alameda, Alameda, CA

Select Solo Exhibitions 


Mildred Howard: The Time and Space of Now, Institute of Contemporary Art San José, San José, CA 

Mildred Howard: From 1994 to Now, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


Mildred Howard: a Sonata in Four Parts, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

In the Line of Fire, Shirley Fitterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY New York, NY


The House That Will Not Pass for Any Color Than Its Own, Battery Park City, New York, NY 

Mildred Howard: A Survey, 1978 - 2020, Parrasch Heijnen, Los Angeles, CA


Tap: Investigation of Memory (installation), Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Mildred Howard (Works from 2010–2018), Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Casanova’s Assignations: The Power of the Other, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Mildred Howard, Roll Up Project, Oakland, CA


Parenthetically Speaking: It’s Only a Figure of Speech (installation), Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter (survey), Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA


Mildred Howard: Collective Memory, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

Select Group Exhibitions


Adrian Burrell & Mildred Howard, Institute of Contemporary Art San José, San José, CA

Borrow and Steal: Appropriation from the Collection, Museum of Fine Arts St Pete, St, Petersberg, FL

A Picture Gallery of the Soul, Katherine E Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Women in the House, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


Poetic Justice: Mildred Howard, Judy Baca, Janune Quicktoseesmith. Santa Fe Museum of Art The World Stage. Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
O, Curated by Isabelle Sorrell, Anglim/Trimble, San Francisco, CA
125th Anniversary, The de Young Open, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


25 at 25: A Community of Artists. Visual and Public Art Gallery, California State University Monterey Bay, College of Arts and Humanities, Monterey Bay, CA


Hot Love – Cold Facts, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging, University of California Art Center & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Nine Moments For Now, The Cooper Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


EXPO Chicago, Presented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR

The House Imaginary, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Visual Anthology: Artwork and the Book, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Collective Vision, Bivins Gallery, Dallas, TX

Face Forward: Self-Image & Self-Worth, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Witness: Race and Identity in Contemporary American Printmaking, Selections from the Collection of the Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Jordan D. Schnitzer Foundation, Portland, OR


Here Now: Where We Stand, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA

Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Dimensions of Black, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA

An Idea of a Boundary, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women,  Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

Between the World and Me: Contemporary African American Artists Respond to Ta- Nehisi Coates, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present,    Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Retrospective, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 

Portraits and Other Likenesses: from SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA


Breaking Ground: Gifts from Katie and Drew Gibson, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Select Collections

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Jordan Schnitzer Foundation, Eugene, Oregon

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota, Duluth , NM

United States Embassy, Gabon

United States Embassy, Senegal

University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

University of Colorado Museum of Art, Boulder, CA

Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro, CA

California State Bldg., San Francisco, CA

Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA

Dade County Library Art and Music Department, Miami, FL     

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

Escuela de Artes Plasticas, Managua, Nicaragua

Hampton University, Hampton, CA  

International Museum of Glass & Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Penn 

San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA  

Rene and Veronica di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA   

Three Guinea Fund, San Francisco, CA  

Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT        

Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA