Michael Howard graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1988) and completed his graduate degree in painting at the University of Cincinnati (1991). He has had solo exhibitions at Inova; the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; the Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle; the Association for Visual Artists, Chattanooga; Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington; and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Recently his work was included in Colors of Gray at Prographica and Decoy, a show he curated at Francine Seders Gallery (both in 2012). Howard has received the Betty Bowen Award (Seattle) and the Mary Nohl Fellowship in the professional artist category (Milwaukee). Michael Howard currently lives and works in Seattle.