About Howard E. Fineman
My portfolio includes architecture abstracts, cityscapes, waterscapes, and landscapes. I am drawn to imagery with fascinating shapes, patterns, structures, and textures. When these visual elements combine, as in reflections or architectural designs, they can simultaneously show stark and subtle beauty. Zooming in on elements and features often shows them in a new way – sometimes emphasizing the full view and other times extracting a different way of seeing it.
Recently I have been exploring visual contradictions in a diverse series called “Order & Chaos” in which elements simultaneously work together while contending. While most of my work is in color, I render selected images in black and white to emphasize form, light and shadow.
Exhibitions and Awards (partial):
- Boston Society of Architects (BSA Space) – juried national competition “New Visions of Designed Environments” – June 2019 to January 2020
- NewTV Art Gallery, Solo Exhibits, September – December 2019 & April – June 2016
- Newton Cultural Alliance, Solo Exhibits – December 2016 – January 2017
- Danforth Art, juried New England Photography Biennial, September – December 2015
- For One Boston, inclusion in limited edition Art & Writing Portfolio Box (published in 2014 by Granary Books and Pressed Wafer; all proceeds go to One Fund Boston)
- Danforth Art, juried “Off The Wall” – June – August 2012 (Honorable Mention Award)
- Bernardi Auto Group Corporate Collection – August 2012
- Newton City Hall Gallery, multiple juried shows, 2019 back to 2011
- Newton Open Studios, juried ArtFests – Nov 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009
- NewTV Art Gallery, Newton Open Studios Juror’s Award Show – Dec 2015, Oct – Nov 2011
My web presence is FinemanPhotography.com with many galleries that span the range of my work. The curator of contemporary art at a major US museum said about my image of the Reichstag Dome in Berlin: “…you’ve created a very unique vision – an abstract transformation of the architecture, which reminds me of some of the great cubist-inspired photographs of the early 20th century.”
I custom print my giclee images on archival papers using Epson UltraChrome K3 pigment inks and use only conservation-grade materials and processes for matting, mounting and framing to assure that you will be able to enjoy these fine art prints for many years to come. I also offer professional lab prints on metal, as canvas wraps, and as face-mounted acrylics.
Before becoming a professional artist, my tech career focused on strategy and operations and the underlying technologies for the businesses, spanning various parts of IT engineering and manufacturing from mini-computers and PCs to data center servers and information storage/ management. My earlier work in aerospace and defense included the Apollo program. Now, when I’m not immersed in art, I volunteer at SCORE Association as a certified mentor for small business entrepreneurs and served as Boston Chapter co-chair in 2015-16. I currently serve on SCORE's National Advisory Council.