Lindsey (Lou) Howard’s work explores how food operates in our political, social, and cultural environment. Primarily working in ceramics, her sculptures engage with contemporary food politics, revealing food’s entanglements with environmental justice, capitalism, consumption, and sustainability. Her work captures the ostentatious spectacle of food trends, foodie culture, and culinary gentrification that is largely promoted through social media and national marketing campaigns. Howard’s maximalist sculptures attempt to illuminate the standardized wasteful disposal practices of the corporate food and restaurant industry. Howard asks us to reconsider the various relationships to food, ultimately revealing how industry, capitalism, and identity affect these relations.
Howard (b. 1997) is a ceramic sculptor born in Dallas, Texas and based in New York City. She graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 2018 with a BA in Art History with concentrations in Ceramics and Chemistry. Most recently, she worked as a studio technician for Greenwich House Pottery and held internship positions at Nasher Sculpture Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Howard has participated in group exhibitions in Texas, New York, California and Colorado.