1965 · United States
Howard Schwartzberg (b. 1965, Coney Island, Brooklyn) received his BFA from Pratt Institute and his Masters in Education from the University of New England, Maine. Schwartzberg began showing work in 1990 and has been in several group shows in New York, at venues including the Drawing Center, Stux Gallery., Momenta Art, Silverstein Gallery, Dorsky Gallery and most recently at 57W57Arts in New York City. In 1999 the artist created Surface, a large-scale environmental work in Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, NY). During his tenure as a New York City high school art teacher, he has developed site-specific art programs for hundreds of children, including those living in group homes, family shelters, drug rehabilitation centers and youth detention centers. In 1999, Schwartzberg received the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT Honorary Art Educators Award in the High School Category. After a twenty-year period of merging his art-making with education, in 2020, Schwartzberg is set to retire from the New York City Public School System. In 2016, he resumed his painting practice.