Shw Knows 2013 Oil on canvas 56”x 44”

Untitled 2013 Oil on canvas 56”x 44”


Solo Exhibitions

2016   Thoughts From a Stolen Land, The Dot Project, London, UK, 
2014   Everything and Nothing, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 
2011    Howard Fonda: Howard Fonda, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 
2011    I’m Here, You’re There, Ebers Moore Gallery, Chicago, IL, 
2010   Squonk’s Tears, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 
2009   Between Thought and Feeling, Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL, 
2008   A Healthy Sense of All I Do Not Know, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 
2008   You Go You’re Way & I’ll Go Mine, Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas, TX, 
2008    Nothing To Live Up To, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 
2008    Things. Ideas., Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, 
2007    Desire, Emotion, Knowledge, Duchess, Chicago, IL, 
2006    I Feel Like Goin’ Back, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 
2004    …With Love, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Eighth Show: Robert Davis and Howard Fonda, EDDYSROOM, Brooklyn, NY, 
A Show of Hand, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN, 
Portland2016 Biennial, Disjecta, Portland, OR, 
By Hand, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL, 
Fifth Show: Pink & Green, EDDYSROOM, Brooklyn, NY, 
ROOTS, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL, 
What is the Message: The Brilliant Influence of Deborah Boardman, a Collective Survey, Heaven, Chicago, IL, 
The Heart of the Matter, curated by Jessica Cochran, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago, IL, 

I Can’t Wait to Get Off Work, Bannerette, Brooklyn, NY, 
Second Show, Eddy’s Room, Brooklyn, NY, 
Natural States, Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, Cortland, NY, 
The Suburban: 16 Years, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA, 
Chrome Green, Heaven, Chicago, IL, 

2012     Course/Discourse, The Park School Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 
2010    Surface Tension, South Bend Art Museum, South Bend, IN, 
2010    Growing Young: Austin Eddy & Howard Fonda, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL,
2009    Group Painting Show, ebersmoore, Chicago, IL, 
2009    X: Tenth Anniversary Show, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 
2008    Finding a Pulse, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 
2008     Paper Love, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL, 2008
2007     Notions of Wilderness, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL, 
2006     Moreover: Practicing Representation and Abstraction, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago
2006    For Real?, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2005     Westown, Gallerie 40,000, Chicago, IL
2004     Good and Bad Things Come from Explosions, PAC/Edge, Chicago, IL, 
2004     Uncovered, 8.5 x 11, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, 
2004     Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 
2003     Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2003
2003     Metabolism: Energy Made Available, Stray Show, Chicago, IL, 
2003     Becoming a Better Person, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 
2002     Tastey Dog, Krems, Austria, 
2002     8.5 x 11, Bodybuilder & Sportsman, Chicago, IL, 
2002     Signature Series I, The Creek South Beach, Miami, FL, 
2002     9 Chicago Painters, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI, 
2002     The Pick-Up, 1926 Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 
2002     The Summer Show, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL, 
2002     PG-13, Schroeder Romero Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 
2002     Material Difference, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX, 
2001     Shows, Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Munich, Germany, 
2001     Subject: Picture, the optimistic, Chicago, IL, 
2001     Ontology, the optimistic, Chicago, IL, 2001
2000     Dissimulation, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL, 
2001     Summer, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL, 
2000     Olé Olé, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL, 

Selected Biography

Colucci, Emily. “EDDYSROOM: Out of the Galleries and Into the Closet”, Frontrunner Magazine September, 2016
Miller, Chris. “By Hand”, Newcity April, 2016
Johnson, Brandon Elijah. “Howard Fonda,”Art Crush July, 2014.
Geller, Allison. “Howard Fonda, Leigh Tarentino and Susan Graham: Inside and Out at
Mixed Greens,” MDaily, March, 2014
Can I Come Over To Your House: The First Ten Years of The Suburban. Wisconsin: Poor Farm Press, 2010.
Earle, David. The Open Daybook. New York: Mark Batty Publisher, 2010.
Foumberg, Jason. “Art Break: Art House.” Newcity June 2010.
Darcy Bhandari, Heather, Jonathan Melber. ART/WORK: Everything You Need To Know (and Do) As You Pursue
Your Art Career. New York: Free Press, 2009.
Grabner, Michelle. “Howard Fonda Roots & Culture.” Artforum Magazine April 2009: 194-195
Lucky, November 2009: 68.
Foumberg, Jason. “Summer Camp.” Newcity July 2008.
Foumberg, Jason. “Nature’s Mirror.” Newcity February 2008, p.15.
Grabner, Michelle. “Nothing to Live Up To.” Time Out Chicago April 2008
Weinberg, Lauren. “Paper Love.” Time Out Chicago July 17-23 2008
InStyle Weddings, Spring 2007: 236.
Ramos, Sam. “Gallery Shorts.” F News Magazine Summer 2007.
Topor, Joanna. “After Paschke.” Chicago Magazine April 2007: 20-21.
Topor, Joanna. “Psst! There’s Art in #4A.” Chicago Magazine, June 2007: 24.
Wenzel, Eric. “Desire, Emotion, Knowledge.” Time Out Chicago April 12-18 2007
West, Paige. The Art of Buying Art: An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art. New York: Collins Design, 2007
McKeough, Tim. “Salad Days.” City Magazine, December 2006: 40 – 41
Grabner, Michelle. “For Real.” Art Papers May/June 2006: 56
Harper’s Magazine, Vol. 310, No. 1857 February 2005: 96
Goldsmith, Meredith. “Bridge Series: Howard Fonda’s Manet Paintings.” Bridge Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1: 151-156


2007     Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant to attend the Atlantic Center for the Arts
2003     River North Association Artist Luncheon
2000     Awards Student Leadership Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1999    School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Studies Grant
1999     Schweinfurth Art Center Award of Honor


2001- 2008 Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: 
Painting and Drawing Department, Foundations Department, and Continuing Studies Department, 

Selected Artists Lectures

2016     Graduate Critique Panel, Oregon College of Art and Craft
2013     Visiting Professor, Oxbow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2012     Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design
2011     Visiting Professor, Oxbow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2008    Graduate Critique Panel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007    Visiting Artist, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2007    Graduate Critique Panel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007    Juror, Scholastic Art Awards, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, NY, NY
2006    Graduate Critique Panel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2005    Visiting Artist, University of Texas at Tyler
2005    Graduate Critique Panel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2004    Panelist, Artistic Arrogance and the Contemporary Moment, Art Chicago
2004    Panelist, The Prevalence of Fantastic Doodling, Utopian Overtures & Sentimental Nostalgia in Recent Art, Three Walls, Chicago, IL
2004    Graduate Critique Panel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2004    Panel Discussion: Strategies for Post-Grad School, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2003    Graduate Critique Panel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2003    You sure about this place?, Sioux City Art Center, IA,
2002    First Year Program Lecture Series, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2002    Summer show artist talk, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
2001    Akademie der Bildenden, Künst, Munich, Germany

Curatorial Projects

Slow Down, University of Texas, Tyler, 2005 (co-curated with Matthew Rich, catalog)
A Measure of Taste, The Guest Room, Chicago, IL 2005
Hubris, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL May 2004 (curated by The Pond, catalog)
Brad Killam, Stephan Fritsch, and Ruth Root, Bridge Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2003
Catching Up With the Sun, Klein Art, Chicago, IL 2003 (co-curated with David Coyle)
The Pond, Chicago, IL: Founding member and Co-Director of The Pond, a curatorial triumvirate that organized group exhibitions in a storefront gallery in Chicago’s Westtown area. Made up of David Coyle, Howard Fonda and Jeff M. Ward, The Pond championed issues such as artists’ intentionality, art objects’ autonomy and the vitality of discourse that surround making and viewing art.
Swerve and Break, 2004
Allover and At Once, 2003, organized by Lane Relyea
The Impotent Landscape, 2003 curated by Middle Management Intentions, 2003
Stray Show, Chicago, 2002, co-curated with Nicholas Frank
You sure about this place?, 2002, co-curated with Kathryn Hixson (travel to Sioux City Art Center, IA) Aficionado, 2002
Avalanche, 2002, co-curated with Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam


Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago
Microsoft Art Collection, Seattle
SEI Collection, Oaks, PA


MFA, Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BS, History and Fine Art, Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, NY
School of Visual Arts,New York, NY
Sorbonne, Paris, France