Born 1969 Easington, County Durham, UK

Lives and works in UK


Goldsmiths College, London University, UK


Shortlisted, Jerwood Drawing Prize, London, UK




Upcoming - Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK


Rachel Howard L'appel du vide, Blain Southern, New York, USA


Rachel Howard, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, US

Repetition is Truth - Via Dolorosa, Newport Street Gallery, London

Rachel Howard, Blain Southern, London 

Rachel Howard, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, IT

At Sea, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK 

Northern Echo, Blain|Southern, London, UK

Folie à Deux, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (Museo MADRE), Naples, IT
Still Life / Still Here. Rachel Howard. New Paintings, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES

Human Shrapnel – oil drawings on paper, Other Criteria, London, UK

Der Wald, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, CH

Rachel Howard: invited by Philippa van Loon, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL (cat)
How to Disappear Completely - New Work by Rachel Howard, Haunch of Venison, London, UK (cat)

Fiction/Fear/Fact, Bohen Foundation, New York, US (cat)
Rachel Howard - New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, US (cat)

Guilty, Bohen Foundation, New York, US
Can’t Breathe Without You, Anne Faggionato, London, UK (cat)

Painting 2001, Anne Faggionato, London, UK (cat)

Rachel Howard: New Paintings (curated by Honey Luard), A22 Gallery, London, UK



London Calling, British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan. Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, Spain, curated by Javier Molins and Maya Binkin

Meeting House, Galerie Pelaires, Palma Mallorca, Spain 

Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room London, UK


I WANT TO FEEL ALIVE AGAIN, Lyles and King, New York, NY, USA

MOVING ENERGIES – 10 years me Collectors Room Berlin DE

Received Wisdom, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Arts Council Collection, UK

A Dreadful Day, Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK


Galerie Simpson: Selection Box, Pallant House, UK

Birth, T J Boulting, London, UK

Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK

Shifts in Time, Over the Influence, LA, USA


Lush Stroke, Phantom Forms, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India.

Doodle & Disegno, Blain Southern, Berlin, DE

Dead Eden, Lyles & King, New York, USA

NGORONGORO II, Lehderstrasse 34, Berlin, DE 
Beauty and Subjugation from The Goss-Michael Collection, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US
Jerwood Collection: 25 Years, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK


Playground Structure, Blain Southern, London, UK.

Age of Terror, Imperial War Museum, London, UK.

Dissolution of Distance, Idris Khan, Rachel Howard and Gregor Hildebrandt, Sala Pelaires, Palma Mallorca, Spain 

Simulation / Skin, Selected works from the Murderme Collection, Newport Street Gallery, London, UK

Look Back Now: Jerwood Gallery is 5, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK.

Works from the permanent Collection, Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples at The Italian Institute

of Culture, London, UK.

Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London, UK

Three Triptychs, Intragallery, Naples, IT
Summer Exhibition, Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London, UK  
Summer Exhibition 2016, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Animal Farm, S2, London, UK
Reasons, Other Criteria, Newport Street, London, UK
Now You See Me, T. J. Boulting, London, UK
Settle Opere per la Misericordia, 4th edition, curated by Mario Codognato, Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, IT 

Lino/Cut, Paul Stolper, London, UK 
Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US
Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, Tannery Arts, London, UK 
New Rhythms, Display – Contemporary Drawings, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK 
Sleepless, Beds in History and Contemporary Art, 21er Haus, Vienna, AT

Untitled (Unconscious), T. J. Boulting, London, UK

Colectiva, Sala Pelaires,Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, ES
Invitation to a Beheading, curated by Rachel Howard, Marianne Boesky, 64th Street, NY, New York, US
Freedom Not Genius, curated by Elena Geuna, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, RU (20thNovember 2013 – 2nd February 2014)
The Human Body a Series of Etchings, Alteria Art, London, UK
Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project,The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, RU; travelled to The Virginia MoCA, Virginia Beach, US
Over the Rainbow: drawings by Rachel Howard, Poetry by Sue Hubbard, Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, London, UK

Freedom Not Genius, curated by Elena Geuna, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, IT
Gravity and Disgrace, curated by Rachel Howard, Blain|Southern Gallery, London, UK
Summer Exhibition 2012, Royal Academy, London, UK
The Special Edition Show, AFM Collection, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, ES

Editions II / Group Show of Limited Editions,Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK
Selektionseffekte, Blain|Southern Berlin, DE
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
Fraternise, Beaconsfield, London, UK
Works from the permanent collection, Ackland Museum, North Carolina, US
Drawing 2011, The Drawing Room, London, UK

Vanitas – The Transience of Earthly Pleasures, All Visual Arts, London, UK
Inspired by Soane, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK (cat)
Works from the permanent collection, Ackland Museum, North Carolina, US
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, UK (cat)
Kupferstichkabinet – Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London, UK (cat)
Keep Me Posted, (curated by Julia Royse) Posted Projects, London, UK
Contemporary Magic, The National Arts Club, New York, US
Modern Times, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Sussex UK

Hard/Soft, The National Arts Club, New York, US
Art Barter, The Rag Factory, London, UK
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, Burlington Gardens, London, UK (cat)
Opening Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, ES

M25 Around London (curated by Barry Schwabsky), CCA Andratx, Mallorca, ES
RED Auction, Sothebys and Gagosian Gallery, New York, US (cat)
Cut away, Anna Kustera, New York, US

Conversations: The collection of Joe Lovett and Jim Cottrell, North Dakota Museum of Art, US

In the darkest hour there will be light: works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (cat)
The Discerning Eye, selected by Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, UK
Action Precision, Lennonweinberg, New York, US

Intuition/(im)precision, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AT (curated by Thomas Krens, Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, New York) (cat)
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK (touring) (cat)

Amongst the Constellations (curated by Tim Dickson), Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK
Shimmering Substance (curated by Barry Schwabsky and Catsou Roberts), The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (cat)
Shimmering Substance, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
Reactions, Exit Art, 548 Broadway, New York, US

2001-A Space Oddity, A22 Gallery, London, UK (cat)
Rachel Howard, Torben Giehler, Yeardley Leonard (curated by Sarah Watson), Goldman Tevis Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Five, Lennon, Weinberg Inc., New York, US
Psycho: Art and Anatomy (curated by Danny Moynihan), Anne Faggionato, London, UK (cat)
Artfutures, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK

The Choice, selected by Damien Hirst, Exit Art, New York, US

Sarah Staton: SupaStore, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
Take Off, Galerie Krinzinger/Benger Fabrik, Bregenz, AT

SupaStore De Luxe (curated by Sarah Staton), Church Street, New York, US
2 seconds 9 months (curated by Maria Marshall), Bankside Lofts, London, UK




London Calling,  British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan. Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, Spain 


Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa, Mario Codognato, Exhibition Catalogue, London, Newport Street Gallery, Other Criteria

Rachel Howard, Emily Jackson, ed., with texts by Craig Burnett and Darian Leader, Blain|Southern, London, UK


Homeward, selections from the Wieland Collection

Simulation/Skin, Selected works from the Murderme Collection, Other Criteria

My Top Tens, The Designers Republic


Paintings Of Violence: Why I am Not A Mere Christian, published by Trolley Books, London, UK

Animal Farm: Beastly Muses and Metaphors, published by S2 Gallery, London, UK
Sette opere per la misericordia, published by arte-m, IT
Coast, Jerwood Gallery, UK

30 years of The Groucho Club, The Groucho Club, UK
Sleepless – The Bed in History and Contemporary Art, published by 21er Haus, Vienna,  AT
Invitation to a Beheading, by Marianne Boesky, New York, US

Artist’s Colouring Book of ABC’s, Humpty Dumpty Publishing & Alteria Art/Kids Company Charity, UK

Freedom Not Genius, Works from Damien Hirst’s Murderme Collection, Other Criteria, London, UK
BFAMI, Contemporary Art Auction catalogue, Sotheby’s, London, UK

Rachel Howard, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Interview - Artists V3: Recordings 2011, Cv/VAR Editions, London, UK
Interview - Artists 4: Patterns of Experience; 1988 – 2011, Cv/VAR Editions, London, UK

Oxfam Oxtales, Profile Books, Hurtwood Press, UK
Kupferstichkabinett,between thought and action, White Cube, UK
Modern Times: Responding to Chaos
Adventures in Art, Sue Hubbard, Other Criteria
A Hedonist’s Guide to Art, Artica

Repetition is Truth– Via Dolorosa published by Murderme

Rachel Howard, Museum van Loon, NL
How to Disappear Completely, Haunch of Venison, UK
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison Exhibition Catalogue, London, UK
RED Auction, New York, US
Soho Society by Bernie Katz, Quartet Books, UK

Fiction/Fear/Fact, Rachel Howard, catalogue for the Bohen Foundation exhibition, Other Criteria, UK
Rachel Howard – New Paintings, Pulchritude Press, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, US

In the darkest hour there may be light: works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

A Celebration of 20 Years of The Groucho Club

Guilty, Bohen Foundation, New York, US
Intuition/(im)precision, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, AT
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK

Can’t Breathe With You, Can’t Breathe Without You, Pulchritude Press and The Bohen Foundation
Amanda Eliasch, British Artists at Work, Assouline Publishing

Paco Barragan, The Art to Come, Subastas siglo XXI, Madrid, ES
Shimmering Substance, The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Painting 2001, Pulchritude Press and Other Criteria, UK

Psycho: Art and Anatomy, Anne Faggionato, London, UK



Artlyst, Sue Hubbard, Rachel Howard: Suicide Drawings - significant works, October 1st

Financial Times, Light After the Lockdown, Jan Dalley, May 5th.

Mott Projects, In the Studio with Eric Sommer,, May 21st


Artforum, Must See, Rachel Howard, L'appel du Vide, 6 September

Studio International, J. Mackenzie, Rachel Howard - interview, 5 September

Two Coats of Paint, S. Butler & S. Theodore, "Rachel Howard: A Fascination with Madness", 5 September

Artnet, Editors's Picks: 8 things not to miss in New York this week, 2 September

NYU Washington Square News, N.Dittrich, "Entrancing, Enchanting and Immersive", 13 September


Time Out, E.Frankel, "Rachel Howard: Repetition is Truth - Via Dolorosa review".

The Sunday Times, W.Januszczak, "Art Review:Rachel Howard at Newport Street Gallery", 25 February.

The Berkshire Eagle, J.Seven, "Reacting to the 'tidal wave' of endless violence", 25 February., E. Lucie Smith, "Rachel Howard A Rising International Artist with Substance", 23 February

Daily Telegraph, M.Hudson, "Exhibitions:Rachel Howard", 17 February

Ipaper, H.Judah, "Rachel Howard", 30 January.

A-N, F.Guner, " Q&A with… Rachel Howard, abstract painter reflecting an unstable world", 12 March.

The Daily Gazette, I.Nash, "On Exhibit: Violence and Christianity, shades of red and pink at Mass Moca's latest exhibition", 1 March.

2017, Fisun Güner, “Boxed In: Loosening Up The Modernist Grid”, 3 September.


Artribune, Il Messaggero, Pastore, Angela, ‘La Mano ferma della violenza’, 28 September.

La Republica, Roma, Bucci, Carlo Alberto, ‘Viaggio nel colore come un road movie’, 22 september.

Il Foglio, 'Da Roma a Hollywood', Fantasia, G, 8 October.
La Mostra, 'La violenza diventa arte' Maestosi, D, 23 September.
Trova Roma, 'Immagini al potere e pittura Violenta' De Candia, M. 22 September.

The Telegraph, Rachel Howard: in the studio’, Hawksley R. 31 May
La Repubblica, ‘Sette artisti per sette opere con un tema: la Misericordia’ Caragliano R., 13 February.

The Independent, Visual Arts Highlights, 22 August
The Independent Radar, Arts Agenda, 25 August
The Guardian, 'Rachel Howard' Brown M.,  17 July
Elephant #23, Summer Issue

The Laboratory Arts Collective Magazine ‘FEAR’, October, p. 22-23.
Studio International, McKenzie, J. ‘Untitled (Unconscious), Rachel Howard, Boo Saville, Gorka Mohamed, George Ziffo, Kikko Giannuzzi’, 2 May.
The Week, ‘Where to buy…’, Bredin, L.19 April.
Royal Academy,  ‘Peter Doig, Rachel Howard, and the architect of Georgian Britain, Our pick of this week’s art events’,Jeffreys, T, 21March.
The Guardian, ‘The Week in Art’ Jones, J. 21 February.
Studio International, ‘Rachel Howard: Northern Echo’, McKenzie, J.  17 February.
Modern Painters, ‘Every Brushstroke Speaks: Rachel Howard gives new voice to oil paint’, Milliard, C. February
The Times, ‘What’s on critics’ choice - Rachel Howard: Northern Echo’, Campbell-Johnston, R. 8 February.

Art of England, ‘Finding beauty in the dark’, Remmer, L. August edition.

Elephant, ‘Entropy at work: For and against the image, or the New School of London’,Cahill, J, #12 Autumn
ArtInfo, ‘Review: the Rachel Howard-curated “Gravity and Disgrace”, Millard, C. 24 July
Modern Painters, Millard, C. ‘Review: the Rachel Howard-curated', July edition.
Leko, S., ‘Gravity and Disgrace’, Garage Magazine, 17 JulyNewell, R., ‘Review: Gravity and Disgrace’, This is Tomorrow, July
The Upcoming, Review: Gravity and Disgrace’, Byrne, A.  July
Art Wednesday, ‘Review: Gravity and Disgrace’,  Meerza, S. July.
Garage Exclusive, ‘Gravity and Disgrace’, Poostchi, B.  July edition.

The Flaneur, ‘Rachel Howard: Folie À Deux’, Newell, R. 15 December.
The Guardian, ‘Artist of the week 167: Rachel Howard', Sherwin, S. 8 December.
McNay, A., ‘Rachel Howard: Folie À Deux’, Studio International, 17 November
Cahill, J., ‘Rachel Howard at Blain Southern’, Artslant, 4 November
Jacobson, S., ‘Rachel Howard’s Folie À Deux’, Dazed Digital, 22 October
Luke, B., ‘In the Frame: The Best of Frieze Week’, Evening Standard, 13 October
Unauthored, ‘The Frieze tweet 40’, Time Out, 13 – 19  October
Unauthored, ‘My Frieze Week in Pictures’, The Observer online, 16 October
Hastings, S. ‘Don’t Miss’, Evening Standard Magazine, 14 October
Unauthored, ‘Rachel knocks spots of Hirst’, The Evening Standard, 12 October
Unauthored, ‘A problem shared’, Mayfair Times, October
Front Cover of ‘How to Spend it’, Financial Times, 4 June
Caragliano, R., ‘La tele della passione grondao sofferenza’, La Repubblica, 16 April
Esposito, P., ‘La Via Dolorosa dei diritti umani’, Il Mattino, 16 April
Mosca, M., ‘Cristo torna a moriré ad Abu Ghraib’, Roma, 15 April

Jovo, C., ‘Noticias de lo sublime’, El Mondo, 15 November
Fitzner, T., ‘Ferrari In Trummern und adere schone’, Bild Mallorca Zeitung, 4 November
Jurado, L., ‘La sublime oscuridad de Rachel Howard ilega al Centro Pelaires’, El Mundo, 29 October
‘La violencia velada de Howard recala en pelaires’, Diario de Mallorca, 29 October
‘Ox tales’, The Guardian, 15 March
‘Slick on the draw’, The Independent,6 April

The Big Issue: front cover and article, 18-24 August p.18
Finel Honigman, A., Review, Art in America
Ormeling, R., Review of Portrait exhibition, Financial Daily, Amsterdam, June –July
Husni-Bey, A., Review,Flash Art, March – April
Morris, J.,‘Critics’ Choice’Artforum, February
Art of England, February
Kultureflash, Review, 7 February
Charlesworth, JJ., Review, Time Out, 30 January
Wright, K., ‘Art to See’, Phillips Art Expert, 29 January
‘Five Best Exhibitions: Rachel Howard’, The Independent, 22 January
Hubbard, S., Review, The Independent, 21 January
Basciano, O., Review, Saatchi Gallery Online, 19 January
Güner, F., ReviewEvening Standard, , 17 January
Lack, J., ‘Exhibitions / Choice’, The Guardian Guide, 11 January
Campbell-Johnston, R., ‘Top 5’, The Times / The Knowledge, 11 January
Brown, N., ‘First Post /Arts by Neal Brown’, January
K Jones, L., London Dispatch, Artnet, January

‘Manifesto’, Artreview, June
Glueck, G., ‘Review of the Bohen Foundation exhibition’, The New Yorker, 14 May
Hunter Drohojowska, P., ‘Rachel Howard’, Review of Gagosian exhibition, ARTnews, April
‘Market News’, The Telegraph, 30 January  

Baker, R. C., ‘Best in Show – Action Precision’, The Village Voice, 28 July    

‘The Culture Show’, BBC2 (London), 25 November
ARTnews, review, Fyfe, J. October.

Pollack, B., Review, Time Out, New York, 18 December – 1 January
The New York Times: Art in Review, Review of Rachel Howard: Guilty. Glueck, G. 28 November.
The Independent, Review of Rachel Howard at Anne Faggionato, Hubbard, S. 25 November.
The Art Newspaper, 'Rachel Howard, Can't Breathe without You', Buck, L,. November, no. 141
Flaunt LA, ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, Holzer, A,  no.47. pp.106–8
Elle magazine, ‘Hot Art’, Royse, J. 

Kino, C., ‘Life After YBA-mania’, Art in America, New York, October, pp.78-85
Hoggard, L. and Mazingarbe, D., ‘Crazy Artist’, Madame Figaro (supplement to Le Figaro), 8 June, p.50

Schwabsky, B., Review, Artforum, New York, February
Coomer, M., ‘Rachel Howard’, Review, Time Out, no. 1633, December, p.62
Buck, L., ‘Choice of Contemporary Galleries’, The Art Newspaper, November
Knight, C., ‘Torben Giehler, Yeardley Leonard and Rachel Howard’, LA Times
Aidin, R., ‘The Art Issue’, Evening Standard Magazine
Schwabsky, B., ‘Painting: a minor art?’, Tema Celeste

Nadelman, C., ‘Five’, ARTnews, November, p. 209
Dyer, R., ‘International News’, Contemporary
Sunday Times Magazine


Arts Council Collection UK

Imperial War Museum, London, UK
Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina, US
The David Roberts Art Foundation, UK
Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, US
Hiscox, London, UK
Jerwood Collection, UK
Murderme, London, UK
Museum van Loon, Amsterdam, NL
Olbricht Collection, DE

Pallant House Gallery, Sussex, Uk
Pio Monte Della Misericordia, Naples, IT

Rayden Weiss Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Tate Archive, UK

Beaconsfiled, London, UK
The wareHOUSE, Wieland Collection, Atlanta, US

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK