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Distinguished Visiting Artist: Mildred Howard

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Over the course of her influential career, artist Mildred Howard (b. 1945) has used a variety of media to engage in pointed yet nuanced examinations of the history and politics of gender, race, and other issues central to contemporary society. Howard serves as the seventh guest artist in the university‚Äôs Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr. and Wanda Otey Westheimer Distinguished Visiting Artist Chair program. A native of San Francisco, Howard received her MFA from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California in 1985 and has worked in the Bay Area for the majority of her career. During her distinguished career, she has been the recipient of the Adeline Kent Award from San Francisco Art Institute in 1991, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2004-05, the Lee Krasner Award in 2015, the Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists in 2017 and, in 2018, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts and the Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award from San Francisco Art Institute.

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