CJ Howard is an artist and mother based in Winston-Salem, NC. With a Bachelor’s in Art History, she spent over a decade curating exhibitions in New York and North Carolina. When her son was four months old, she experienced a postpartum psychotic break. This wake up call motivated her return to her personal art-making practice.
Her paintings of women and children have been exhibited at Center for New Media & the Arts, ZieherSmith, SPARKCon, The Carrack Modern Art, Percy Bartley House, Durham Storefront Project, Golden Belt Studios, Power Plant Gallery, and AFAS Group. She has also been invited to create work as an artist-in-residence in Cape Town, South Africa; Hämeenkyrö, Finland; Beijing, China; and Durham, NC. She is currently a participating artist in the Artist Residency in Motherhood program.