Dot Howard is a Visual Artist currently based in Norwich, East Anglia, UK.
Dot’s creative investigations often result in her doing an unusual thing in a public place for whoever happens to be there. She also produces drawings, videos and handmade books.
Dot’s artwork is a response to history, architecture, social activity and human-created or adapted environments. She is inclined to locate her work in unconventional places (as opposed to art institutions) and her work almost always comments on the place she is in and the people she shares it with. At present Dot has a particular interest in doing drawings that document her ephemeral artworks and consider the afterlife of the objects which feature in them.
Dot has a Fine Art degree from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design (2003) and an MA in Visual Performance from Dartington College of Art (2007). She works part-time as a Creative Assistant for Thalia Theatre Company (Theatre for Empowerment and Social Change) and she is a co-founder of Norwich-based arts collective Other/Other/Other (for art that is difficult to describe). She also works regularly for Norwich Playhouse and Norwich University College of the Arts. These activities all influence the artwork she makes.
A more in-depth explanation of the content of Dot Howard’s work is given by her Manifesto, available to view at: www.dothoward.com