ARTIST BIO

I am a multidimensional artist working in the media of documentary photography and most recently landscape acrylic painting. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and currently reside in Uxbridge, Canada.

 

My love for the image and for the magic that happens as we document our realities inspired me to study Photographic Arts at the Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.

 

My international work as a documentary photographer led me to discover my passion for the Canadian landscape. 

 

My work as a documentary photographer always follows the power of the human story to bring awareness about diverse social conditions. It seeks to inspire the power that lies within the human potential for change and our connection to the world of spirit.

 

My work as a landscape painter brings forth the felt sense experience of the landscape. It is an answer to the call I feel towards ecological self-responsibility, sustainability and reconnecting people to the spirit of the earth and the inner space of sacredness.

 

I am inspired by the dramatic power of the Canadian landscape and the influence this has had over my own experience of connection to the worlds of spirit and nature. 

ARTIST CV

EDUCATION

 

May 1997                    BAA with ‘Honors’ in Photographic Arts, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

May - June 1996            ‘History of Photography’ Workshop, France.

Sept.1995-April 1996     Bezalel Art Institute- Student Exchange Program, Jerusalem- Israel.

 

 

 

PAINTING GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

October 2018               The SoulFood Collective show, Founded by Garcia, Toronto, ON

September 2018            Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, On

Sept 2017                    Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, ON

Nov 2016                    Home Market Tour, Blue Heron Bookstore, Uxbridge, ON

 

 

PAINTING SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

October 2018               Landscape Paintings by Naty Howard. Second Wedge Brewery, Uxbridge, On.

April 2018                    Landscape Paintings by Naty Howard. Pheasant’s Run Golf Course. Sharon, On.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

March 2009                 Legally Deafblind multimedia exhibition. Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, Canada.

May 2008                   Legally Deafblind (international photographic body of work) and Legally Blind. Georgina Arts Centre and                                    Gallery, Sutton, Canada.

January 2006               Legally Deafblind (international photographic body of work) and Legally Blind. Alliance Française de                                          Toronto. Canada.

May 2003                   Images of India, Picture it Framed, The Junction. International Festival of Photography Contact 2003.                                          Toronto, Canada

May 2001                   Legally Deafblind (Canadian photographic body of work), Nathan Shiff Gallery. International Festival of                                      Photography Contact 2001. Toronto, Canada

July 2000                     Su mundo: LA MAR, Galería Istmo, Embassy of El Salvador, Ottawa, Canada.

May 2000                   Festival of Holi, India, Nathan Shiff Gallery. International Festival of Photography Contact 2000. Toronto,                                    Canada.

Dec.-January 2000        Su mundo: LA MAR, Centro Cultural de Venezuela. Bogotá, Colombia.

August-Nov. 1999         Su mundo: LA MAR,, Sala La Fotografia, Ateneo de Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela.

May 1999                   Su mundo: LA MAR,, Liberty St. Café. International Festival of Photography Contact 99. Toronto, Canada.

August-Sept.1998          In the Midst of Flight, Rustic Cosmo Cafe. Toronto, Canada.

June -Sept. 1997           Legally Deafblind (Toronto & surrounding area photographic body of work), Rotary (Don Valley) Cheshire                                    Homes. Toronto, Canada.

May 1995                   Life is Else(where?), 8 Elm. Toronto, Canada.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

September 2018           Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, On

September 2017           Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, On

September 2010           Georgina Studio Tour, Sutton, On

September 2007           Legally Deafblind (international photographic body of work) and Legally Blind. NIGHTWALKING,                                              collaboration with dutch artist Andre Arends. 14th DBI World Conference. Perth, Australia.

August 2007                Legally Deafblind (international photographic body of work) and Legally Blind. NIGHTWALKING,                                              collaboration with dutch artist Andre Arends. Festival in Den Bosch. Viaatal, the Netherlands. 

May 2003                   Legally Deafblind (Canadian photographic body of work), Large Screen Outdoor Projection showcasing                                   Canadian Documentary Photography, The Junction. International Festival of Photography  Contact 2003.                                     Toronto, Canada

August 2002               Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Toronto, Canada.

August 2002               New Photo Perspectives. Masala Mendhi. Series: Festival of Holi. Harbourfront Centre. Toronto, Canada.

May 2002                  Postcards: Body of Water, Luft Gallery. International Festival of Photography Contact 2002. Toronto,                                           Canada.

August 2001               His world: LA MAR, Galeria Venezuela. Venezuelan Consulate. New York, NY.

July 2001                   40th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Toronto, Canada.

May 2001                  God Save the Ganges, Davis Green Gallery. International Festival of Photography Contact 2001.                                             Toronto, Canada

May 2001                  Emergence- Liliana Medina: 13 yrs old and a mother, D-max Gallery. International Festival of Photography                                   Contact 2001. Toronto, Canada

May 2001                  Speechless Postcards, Now Lounge. International Festival of Photography Contact 2001. Toronto, Canada

April 2001                  Su mundo: LA MAR, Summit of the Americas. Quebec City, Canada.

August 2000               Festival of Holi, India, Panorama India Exhibition. Canadian National Exhibition, National Trade Building.                                   Exhibition Place. Toronto, Canada.

May 2000                  Liliana Medina: 13 yrs old and a mother, Tenth Muse Studio. International Festival of Photography                                             Contact 2000. Toronto, Canada.

Oct.-Dec. 1999           TUERI: a look within, Gallery 44. Toronto, Canada.

May 1999                  Quintet, Tenth Muse Studio. International Festival of Photography Contact 99. Toronto, Canada.

August 1997               TUERI: a look within, Show: ‘Beyond Belief’. Ryerson Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

May 1997                  Humanlink Education Show, Faktorie Gallery. Contact ’97. Toronto, Canada.

April 1997                  Legally Deafblind (Canadian photographic body of work), Show: Absences. Ryerson 3rd Floor Gallery.                                     Toronto, Canada.

Feb.-April 1997            France Workshop Show. Ryerson Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

Nov. -Dec. 1996          Life is Else(where?), Humanlink Health Show. Ryerson Gallery. Toronto, Canada.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PUBLICATIONS

 

August 2003                Perceptions of Light – Canada, book publication about the many faces of Deafblindness in Canada. 

May 2001                   Perceptions of Light, Abilities Magazine. Toronto, Canada.

January 1999               Calendar: Photographs of Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela.

April 1998                   Ryersonian Newspaper, Work published: Perceptions of Light. Toronto, Canada.

September 1997           A Seed in the Pocket of Their Blood. Book and traveling exhibit by   Rafi Aaron. Cover and inside                                              photograph. Toronto, Canada.

September 1995           Life is Else(where?), Self Published Book publication about the lives of 42 children at the orphanage                                         ‘Hogar Corazon de Jesus’ . Caracas, Venezuela.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS

 

June 2004                   UJA Federation Cultural Projects Program Arts Grant towards Perceptions of Light- photographic                                                   documentary about deafblindness.

July 2001                    DC Bradley and Harrowsend Holdings Best Photography Award- 40th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.                                       Toronto, Canada.

January 2001              Nominated for the World Press Masterclass.

Nov. 1999                 Su mundo: LA MAR, selected to be a part of the ‘21 Zaguanes’ Exhibit. Clarines, Venezuela.

September 1998          Nuevo Mundo Israelita Photographic Contest, First and Second Prize. Caracas, Venezuela.

February 1998             Israel’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition, First Prize. Toronto, Canada.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC GRANTS

 

2007 OAC Multi – Arts Grant

2004 UJA Visual Arts Grant,

2004 Exhibition Assistance Grant

2001 Exhibition Assistance Grant

2000 Exhibition Assistance Grant

 

Supporting Material

 

Website

www.natyhoward.com

 

 

Contact

info@natyhoward.com