Mike Howat is a New Hampshire-based painter and educator. His work explores themes of urbanization, Americana and collective memory. He will be demonstrating his process for combining images and memories to create paintings of imaged interior spaces.
Since earning his B.F.A. from New Hampshire Institute of Art in 2014, he has been actively engaged in the growing New England art scene. He exhibits regionally and nationally. He showed regularly with Kelley Stelling Contemporary and has exhibited with with Talon Gallery (PDX), Carrie Secrist Gallery (Chicago), Gallery 263, Chase’s Garage, Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Nahcotta, Nucleus Portland, among others.
Howat was the long-term artist-in-residence at Kimball Jenkins School of Art from 2016-2020, where he teaches classes and workshops in painting, printmaking and drawing. In 2022 he was the art-in-residence at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA. Since 2020, he has taught at AVA Gallery & Art Center.
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