Morris T Howard

Morris T Howard

Dayton, OH, United States

About Morris T Howard

Born in Dayton,OH. I am a visual artist currently living in Dayton, OH. "I'm inspired by the human spirit."


In 1994, after being honorably discharged from the Navy, Morris enrolled at the Art Institute of Atlanta. He graduated in 1996 with an Associate of Arts Degree in Visual Communications. Morris continued his studies under the tutelage of artist and illustrator Carl Owens until Mr. Owens untimely passing in 2002. Morris continues to study, and receive advice from portrait artist Simmie Knox, who is his mentor. Morris currently resides in Dayton, Ohio.



A Time, A Season, A Visual Tribute To Oprah Winfrey


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN, Verizon, and many private collections.


Honorarium-First Tennessee Bank/Urban Arts Commission 2008

Hal Miller Award For Creativity, Autumn Juried Exhibition, Memphis/Germantown Art League, 2008

Best Of Show-32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2009 Spring Show, Memphis/Germantown Art League

2009 Artist Representative for City Of Memphis-How Sweet The Sound Gospel Choir Competition, Sponsored by Verizon

Second Place-Autumn Juried Exhibition, Memphis/Germantown Art League, 2010

2018 Artist Opportunity Grant Recipient
Culture Works, Dayton, OH

Red Door Gallery, N. Little Rock, AR



Apex Museum-Atlanta 2004

Art On 5 Gallery-Atlanta 2005

Artists' Eyes On The Prize From The National Civil Rights Museum-Memphis College Of Art, Janurary 28-February 27, 2011

First Tennessee Bank Art Forum At FEDEX Forum-Memphis, TN 2008 thru 2009

Fulton County Libraries-Atlanta/College Park, GA 2001

Gallery On Main-College Park, GA 2001

Gate City Bar Association-Atlanta 2002/2003

Hammonds House Museum-Atlanta (Masterful Mix Auction-2004/2005/2007/2008/2010)

JOYSMITH Gallery-Memphis, TN June 2006

Labelle Gallery-New Orleans, LA French Quarter 2004

Marshall Arts/Delta Axis-Memphis With NIA Artists Collective-2006/2007

Memphis Botanic Gardens 2008

Modern Primitive Gallery-Atlanta (Now Mason Murer Gallery) 1999

Present Tense, The Art Of Memphis, Dixon Galleries And Gardens, February 3 through April 14, 2013

Southwest Fulton Arts Center-Atlanta 2004/2005

StudioPlex-Atlanta (With art group Untitled) 2001/2002

The Parish Gallery, “Living Embodiments: Artistic Expressions Of Being,” Washington, D.C. Jun 17-Jul 12/2011

The Parish Gallery, ‘I Dream A World: Paintings Inspired By The Poems Of Langston Hughes’ Washington, D.C. May 18-Jun 12/2012

Wilberforce University, Black Heritage through Visual Rhythms, Art Exhibit
November 1 - January 31, 2014

Wilberforce University, Black Heritage through Visual Rhythms, Art Exhibit
November 1 – February 28, 2015

Afro American Museum, Wilberforce, Ohio
Black Heritage through Visual Rhythms, Art Exhibit, July 2017 - January 20, 2018