Howard Sizemore el-Yasin

(He/Him/They) New Haven, CT 

Howard Sizemore el-Yasin is an interdisciplinary visual artist/educator/curator, holding an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), an MALS from Wesleyan University, and a BA from New England College. 

Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at MICA, Baltimore, MD in the low-residency Studio Art program, but had previously worked for Yale University nearly 36 years, mostly as the Program Manager of the Teaching Fellow Program, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Museum Store Manager, Yale Art Gallery.  

Howard exhibits his artwork nationally and has been a visiting artist and curator at various arts organizations and educational institutions. Recent solo and group shows include Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY, Hygienic Art, New London, CT, Washington Art Association & Gallery, Washington Depot, CT, and in New Haven, CT: City Gallery, Creative Arts Workshop, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, Kehler Liddell Gallery, Institute Library, and the Mill Street Project. He recently curated Legacy &  Rupture, City Gallery (2021), which featured seven contemporary Bipoc artists.  

He currently serves as a Trustee at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, and has previously served on the boards of New Haven’s Community Action Agency, Ethnic Heritage Center, and the Greater New Haven African American Historical Society. Over the past twenty-five years, he has also engaged his energy as a volunteer with various non-profit agencies in Greater New Haven: Aids Project New Haven, ArtSpace, Arts +Literature+Lab, Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Greater New Haven Arts Council, United Way of Greater New Haven, Yale African American Affinity Group, and Yale LGBTQ Affinity Group. 

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