Howard Harris

Howard Harris has long been fascinated by both visual perception and design. The Denver native earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and worked in architectural design and space planning before enrolling in Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. There he received a Master of Industrial Design, studying with internationally renowned design theorist Rowena reed Kostellow.
In 1975 Harris returned to Denver, where he spent more than 35 years combining design and technology in the field of direct marketing. Along the way he added to his repertoire with further study in economics, computer sciences, marketing, and graphic arts financial management, and earned prestigious professional awards. His creative energy during this period was in the service of other individuals and companies, but after retiring he turned his attention to his own fine art. This took the form of photography, a lifelong passion. With an iconoclastic streak that had seen him consistently forging new directions in the design and business world, he was bound to approach the photographic image in an unconventional way as well. In 2017 Harris was granted a United States Patent no: 9,753,295 titled Apparatus and Method of Manufacturer for a Layered Artwork proving the uniqueness and inventiveness of his images.


No Monkeys

An altered photograph of barrels printed on aluminum with an acrylic overlay

No Monkeys “No Monkeys”

An altered photograph of barrels printed on aluminum with an acrylic overlay.

Bright Idea

Photo of a light bulb in a closet in Avignon France

Bright Idea “Bright Idea”

Light bulb hanging is a French closet.