About the artist
Lanise Howard is a Los Angeles artist, born in Los Angeles, and raised in both California and New York. Working primarily in painting and drawing, Lanise is a figurative artist who's work is inspired by her conscious reality, her subconscious thoughts and the search for the higher conscious. Some of her inspirations come from her dreams, as well as her environment, which can often fuel investigation and research. The idea of capturing the real and the possible comes into play within her work. Recently she has taken her skills in capturing the “real”, and has aspired to elevate this by capturing new possibilites and outcomes; by way of world that is related but analogous to our own. Realted, but where new narratives can exsist for humanity, especially for people of color. In this way her work is often hypothesizing the future. She says that she wants to forge new realities and narratives, for those who are often unheard and unaccounted for. Visually, her work is a fusion of many different painting languages. Surrealism, Cubism, Realism, Futurism, Abstraction, and more recent, Afro futurism, movements can be indenified as influences for Lanise, as she finds interesting ways to infuse them into her works. For this reason among others, her work has been said to exsist in different periods of time; the past, the present, and the near future. Her unique painting language has adopted from those earlier doctrines, as she aims to use her connection to these chronologies to construct new ways of seeing through paint. Lanise aims to transport the viewer visually with her work and to ingnite inquiry and investigation. This is her life's work.