Phaan Howng

Premiere DateMar 28, 2017
00:00 Introduction
00:35 Phaan Howng
02:11 Statuesque Mess Attic Abasement
05:34 Biological Controls
16:40 Participatory Art: The Infiltration Series
20:46 Foxconn
26:31 Upcoming Show
30:02 Cardboard Diet Cig
31:57 Finish

Phaan Howng  is an American-born Taiwanese multi-media artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She uses the media of painting, sculpture and and installation to stage the sublime and formidable beauty of an Earth post-humanity. Phaan received her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art At MICA in 2015, and she had her first solo show titled Bioloigical Controls: If It Bleeds We Can Kill It at School 33 Project Space in Baltimore. She has also exhibited at Randall Scott Project and, ArtScape in Baltimore, the  Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA and the RE Art show in Brooklyn. She received a silver medal for her work in the show Color at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Redhook, BK. And she has had reviews in publications such as Hyperallergic, Art F City, Washington Post and the Baltimore City Paper.

All images courtesy of Phaan Howng.


Phaan Howng, Biological Controls; If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It, 2017.

Eulogies of the Present Past was for the public programming portion Howng’s  installation, Biological Controls; If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. For the first portion of the event, attendees were invited to write and recite a poem about our descent into the Anthropocene epoch while wearing a custom matching suit in the installation. For the second portion, attendees were also invited to karaoke to a sad song of their choice. Both portions were live streamed via the web to the audience from the installation to their room.

Phaan Howng, Biological Controls; If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It, 2017.

Phaan Howng, Monument (from the Infiltrations series), 2016. Plaster, paint and spray paint. Approx 96″h x 24″diameter

Phaan Howng, The Deep, 2015. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, and spray paint on paper; Floor pieces- painted concrete floor and colored plaster. Painting: 120″x180″

Phaan Howng, Suffering In Silence: Go On Home, 2016. Acrylic, acrylic gouache on paper 96″x144″

Phaan Howng, Disposal of A Stranger, 2016. Acrylic, acrylic gouache and spray paint on paper, 96″x100.

Phaan Howng, Interpretation of Events: And You are Not to Trespass, 2014. Acrylic Gouache, Acrylic, Paper, Expanding Foam, Dyed Twine. Installation shot at Riggs Gallery.

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