Howard Tran's artwork ranges from figurative sculpture to abstract, two-dimensional pieces. Utilizing traditional and non-traditional materials, he creates pieces that emphasize texture and symbols and reflect his Vietnamese/Chinese background.
Howard Tran received his MFA in sculpture from Boston University in 2000. He received his BFA in sculpture from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 1998. His work has been exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Howard Tran is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Lycoming College.
Tran's work explores the Chinese and Vietnamese philosophy that are influenced by Buddhism, and Taoism--stressing simplicity, worship of ancestors, the cycles of life and connection to nature. I explore connections between the generations before and after, as well as transition, of moving between East and West.