Howard McCalebb


New York/ *USA 1947

Howard McCalebb received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Cornell University, and his B.A. in Sculpture from California State University, at Hayward. He has taught art at San José State University, in California; the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Rutgers University, Newark; Hunter College, New York; Cornell University; and Parsons School of Design.

Mr. McCalebb is an artist and educator who's work is represented in several distinguished art collections through out the world. He has exhibited internationally at venues in Denmark, Germany, and Hong Kong. His art has also been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in the U. S., including the Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco; Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York; Woodward Gallery, New York; The New Museum, New York; Exit Art, New York; Art in General, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; San Francisco Museum of Art; and the San José Museum of Art.

His sculpture was recently featured in the historic ‘Welded Sculpture of the 20th Century’ - exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase New York. This exhibition featured all of the major contributors to the genre, including Julio Gonzalez, Pablo Picasso, Anthony Caro, and David Smith. In 2000 he was honored as a visiting critic at the prestigious international artist colony Art/Omi in Upstate New York, for which he wrote a paper and led a discussion on the topic ‘Vernacular Color: Reflections on National, Ethnic, and Gender Expression’.


“Pist Prota 47”. Forlaget Space Poetry, Copenhagen/Denmark, p. 42

Collischan, Judy: “Welded Sculpture of the Twentieth Century”. Hudson Hills Press, New York, NY; in assoc. with the Neuberger Mus. of Art, Purchase, NY, photography p. 118

“Manhattan City Scape”, by Steen M. Rasmussen. Plagiet Film.
Produced in cooperation with the Danish Film Institute Workshop

Bellamy, Peter: “The Artists Project: Portrait of the Real Art World”.
New York Artists 1981-1990 (first edition), IN Publishing, New York/NY

“Atlas, No. 10“. Borgens Forlag, Denmark, p. 39

Hvedekorn, Nr. 4, 1988, 62 organg, Borgens Forlag, Denmark, p. 118-121

“Bearden Plays Bearden”. Film produced by the Philip Morris Corporation


Ferrone, Julie: “Dal sole della California alla Grande Mela. Intervista a Howard McCalebb”.

McC., H. / Trage, A. The New Yorker, Oct. 8, 2001

Schwabsky, Barry: “When the Artists Are on Display Two by Two”.
The New York Times, Jan. 23, 2000

Jacobi, Frans: “Where is Your Identity? 7 Fragments“. Copenhagen/Denmark

Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, Copenhagen/Denmark, May 29, 1999

Norena, Aurora: "Aproximaciones al arte". Semanario Cultural De El Dia, México D.F., Sept. 13, 1998

Bishoff, Dan: "Outdoor sculpture park finally finds a home”.
The Sunday Star-Ledger, July 18, 1997

Currents (Weekly), Jersey City/NJ, Aug. 5-11, 1999, vol. 9, no. 15, photography p. 2

Bishoff, Dan: "Savage Wit Fuels Aljira Exhibit". The Star-Ledger, May 16-22, 1997

Personalien, Der Spiegel, Germany, March 3,1997, p. 244

“Der transatlantische Pakt der Kunst“.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich/Germany, March 26, 1997, p.19

Silberger, Kathy: “18 Meilen Kunst“.
Saison Extra, Das Reisemagazin von GEO, Germany, p. 25

Hoeltzel, Susan / Webster, Sally: “Public Art in the Bronx”.
Lehman College of Art, Bronx, NY, p. 51

Patterson, Tom: “These Images Call for Order, Not Chaos”.
Charlotte Observer, April 18, 1993, p. 1f, p. 4f

Brown, Linda L.: “Howard McCalebb, All Man’s Land”.
Art Papers, Atlanta/GA, Fall 1993

Brown, Linda L.: “B & W, Golden Mean”.
Creative Loafing, Charlotte/NC, April 17, 1993

“No Man’ s Land”. Socrates Sculpture Park (includes Artist’s Statement),
Long Island City/NY

Klobe, Tom: “The 4th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition”.
The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu/Hawaii

Seawright, Sandy: “Four Trips from the Eyes to the Heart”.
Break Magazine, Charlotte/NC, March 6, p. 7 (curator)

Yau, John: “Airlines”.
Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY, p. 5-6

DeVuono, Francis: “Land Minds”.
New Art Examiner, Nov. 1989, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 48 (curator)

Timing, Christine: “Perspectives”. The Boston Globe, May 5, 1988, p. 89

Brenson, Michael: “Blue Angel: The Decline of Sexual Stereotypes in Post Feminist Sculpture”. The New York Times, April 1, 1988 (curator)

Doty, William G.: “Blue Angel: The Decline of Sexual Stereotypes in Post Feminist Sculpture”. Art Papers, Atlanta/GA, March / April, p. 188 (curator)

Slawson, Tabitha: “Exhibition Finds Many Voices in Women’s Art”. Birmingham Post Herald, Birmingham/AL, January 8, 1988 (curator)

Jones, Kellie: “Trading Places, An Art Exchange Exhibition”. Artist Foundation, Boston/MA., Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica/NY, p. 5-6, photography p. 11

Raynor, Vivien: “Lehman Shows Products of Bronx Alternative Spaces”.
The New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1987, p. 32

Lay, Tony: “L’ Altra Faccia Del Bronx”. Per Lui, Milano/Italy, May 1987, p. 206

Carson, Julie: “Blue Angel: The Decline of Sexual Stereotypes in Post Feminist Sculpture”. Bronx Council on the Arts. Foreword by H. McC., p. 3

Grove, Nancy: “Brian Gayman / Howard McCalebb”.
Arts Magazine, New York/NY, Febr. 1986, vol. 60, no. 6, p. 104

Slaton, Amy: “Sticks and Stones at Kenkeleba”.
East Village Eye, New York/NY, Nov. 1984, p. 35 (curator)

“Sculpture is Churning Ahead”.
Art Speak, New York/NY, vol. 6, no. 4, Oct. 16, 1984

Jones, Kellie: “Sticks and Stones: Modern / Postmodern Sculpture”.
Kenkeleba Gall., New York/NY, p. 5-6, Foreword by H. McC., p. 3, photography p. 22

Andrews, Benny (Introduction): “Ambience / Stimuli”.
The Alternative Museum, New York/NY, photographies p. 11, p. 19

Tucker, Marcia (Introduction): “Events: Artists Invite Artists". p. 5-6 / Gumpert, Lynn: “Observations on Events”, p. 8-17. The New Museum, New York/NY, photography & statement p. 44

Zimmer, William: “Schooling Around (…)”.
The Soho News, New York, Oct. 29, 1980, p. 62

Zimmer, William: “Cornell Then - Sculpture Now”.
Arts Magazine, March 1978, vol. 52, no. 7, p. 24-35, photography p. 24

Dunham, Judith L.: “Third World Painting and Sculpture”.
Artweek (West Coast), vol. 5, no. 25, July 13, 1974, p. 5

“Art Talks Downtown”. San José News, San José/CA, June 21, 1973, p. 28

Babcock, Charles: “Sculpture Workshop, Technique in the Age of Metal”.
Troy Daily News, Troy/OH, July 22, 1971