Lanise Howard is interested in the analogous world, hidden histories, and the digital space. Her work ranges from portraiture, to large allegorical figurative paintings. The work often lies in between differing states of being. She aims to create new spaces through paint, where the viewer can become transported. She often thinks about the analogous world; one which is related to our own, but can be a space
of new possibility. In Lanise Howard’s experience as an African American woman, she finds herself thinking of an alternative to that experience, one rooted in the necessity to rewrite history. The idea of change then becomes an element of the work, often enacted through the dreamed space. Her work at times presents hypotheses and tries to offer possible answers, through engagement and inquiry. She’s primarily interested in the figure and landscape. Elements of realism and abstraction juxtapose against each other,
in order to offer a peak into the in between, beyond what we can usually see. The artist is ebbing towards this space of the in-between and the analogous, finding ways to help construct it materially.