Timeline

1949
Birth, Providence, RI
1967–1968
Missouri Valley College, Marshall
1968–1969
Brooklyn College, New York
1978
Portland State University, Oregon, BSA
1979
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant
1980
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1980
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, MFA
1982
Change, Inc. Grant
1984
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1984
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant
1987
Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass
1988
The Rakow Award
1990
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1990
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant
1993
Boston Society of Architects, Art & Architecture Collaboration Award
1997
Urban Glass, Innovative Use of Glass in Sculpture Award
1997
First Annual Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts
1998
Providence Preservation Society Award for Urban Design

Exhibitions

1999–2002
Interior/Exterior, Palm Springs Desert Museum (and travelling) Palm Springs, CA
2000
Between Grains of Sand and Microchips, Silverstein Gallery New York, NY
1999
Contemporary Classicism, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase Purchase, NY
Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
1998
VisAlchemical, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, CA
World Artist Tour, Gallery Shraishi Tokyo, Japan
The Winter Show, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
Glass, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
RISD Works, Elliott Brown Gallery Seattle, WA
Passion for Glass: The Aviva and Jack A. Robinson Studio Glass Collection, Detroit Institute of Art Detroit, MI
Howard Ben Tré: Caryatids and New Works on Paper, Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga, TN
1997
Trial by Fire: Glass as a Sculptural Medium, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University New Orleans, LA
Glass Today by American Studio Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection, Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, IN
Glass Today, Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH
5th International Contemporary Art Festival, Tokyo, Japan
1996
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, 'Indoor/Outdoor: New Sculpture' (exh. brochure)
'New Talent New Ideas', Charles Cowles Gallery NYC
'Minimalism', Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA
1995–1996
Recent Sculpture, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH & travelling
1995
Concept in Form: Artists' Sketchbooks and Maquettes, Palo Alto Cultural Center Palo Alto, CA
1994
Recent Sculpture, Davis/McClain Gallery Houston, TX
Howard Ben Tré: Basins and Fountains, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Univ. of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
Sculpture de Verre, Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice, France
1992
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, ‘Design Visions’ (exh. cat.)
Centro de Arte Bitro, Monterrey, Mexico with Museo de Arte Contrmporaneo de Monterrey and Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, ‘Cristalomancia, arte contemporaneo en vidrio/contemporary art in glass’ (exh. cat.)
The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, ‘Glass from Ancient Craft to Contemporary Art: 1962-1992 and Beyond’ (exh. cat.) (Traveled to Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama; The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; University of Oklahoma, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Arizona; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi)
Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, ‘Works on Paper: The Craft Artist as Draftsman’
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington, ‘Clearly Art, Pilchuck’s Glass Legacy’ (exh. cat.) (traveled)
1991
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Santa Monica, CA
The Detroit Institute of Arts, ‘Studio Glass: Selections from the David Jacob Chodorkoff Collection’
Espace Duchamp-Villon, Centre Saint-Sever, Rouen, France, ‘Exposition Internationale de Verre Contrmporain’ (exh. cat.)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, ‘World Glass Now ‘91’ (exh. cat.) (Traveled throughout Japan)
1990
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Santa Monica, CA
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, 'Glass Today: Memphis Collects Exhibition'
1989
Charles Cowles Gallery NYC
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, ‘Recent Acquisitions, 1986-1988’
1988
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Santa Monica, CA
Bell Gallery, Brown University Providence, RI
Currier Gallery of Art Manchester, NH
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Brunswick, ME
New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT
Oakland Museum Oakland, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, WI
J.B. Speed Art Museum Louisville, KY
1987
Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten Island, NY
American Craft Museum NYC
Fred L. Emerson Gallery Hamilton College, NY
Denver Art Museum Denver, CO
Laguna Art Museum Laguna, CA
Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA
Habatat Galleries Miami, FL
1986
Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA
American Craft Museum, New York, ‘Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical’ (exh. cat.) (Traveled to Denver Art Museum; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond)
Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts, ‘Sculptural Objects and Installations’ (exh. cat.)
California State University, Fullerton, Visual Arts Center, ‘Cast Glass Sculpture’ (exh. cat.)
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, ‘Transparent Motives: Glass on a Large Scale’ (exh. cat.) (traveled to Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana; Owens-Illinois Art Center, Toledo, Oh; San Jose Museum of Art, California
The Oakland Museum, California, Contemporary American and European Glass from the Saxe Collection’ (exh. cat.)
Arts Festival of Atlanta, Piedmont Park, ‘Thirty-Third Arts Festival of Atlanta’ (exh. cat.)
The Saint Louis Art Museum, ‘Art of the ‘80s’
Charles Cowles Gallery NYC
1985
Charles Cowles Gallery NYC
Habatat Galleries Miami, FL
Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries Houston, TX
The Detroit Institute of Arts, ‘Detroit Collects’
Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan and Habatat Galleries, Farmington Hills Michigan, ‘Glass: State of the Art’ (exh. cat.) (traveled to Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan; Midland Center for the Arts, Michigan)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and Asahi Shimbun, Sapporo, Japan, ‘World Glass Now ‘85’ (exh. cat.)
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, ‘44 Alumni’ (exh. brochure)
1984
Clark Gallery Lincoln, MA
Foster/White Gallery Seattle, WA
Habatat Galleries Detroit, MI
Otani Memorial Art Museum Kobe, Japan
Owens Illinois Art Center Toledo, OH
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, ‘Americans in Glass’ (exh. cat.) (traveled throughout Europe)
The Saint Louis Art Museum, ‘Hot Stuff’
1983
Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth, Australia
Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan, WI
Foster/White Gallery Seattle, WA
Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries Houston, TX
1982
Stephen Wirtz Gallery San Francisco, CA
1981
Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
Renwick Gallery Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY
Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries Houston, TX
Habatat Galleries, Lathrup Village, Michigan, ‘Howard Ben Tré’
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, ‘Howard Ben Tré: Sculpture’
Bowling Green State University, Ohio, ‘Emergence’ (exh. cat.)
Bundesgartenschau and Orangerie, Kassel, Germany, ‘Glaskunst ‘81’
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, ‘Glass Routes’ (exh. cat)
Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia, ‘New American Glass: Focus West Virginia’ (exh. cat)
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, ‘Contemporary Glass-Australia, Canada, U.S.A. & Japan’ (exh.cat.)
1980
Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Hadler/ Rodriguez Galleries, New York, ‘Howard Ben Tré: Recent Sculpture’
Habatat Galleries Detroit, MI
Galerie Skandinaviske Mobler, Frankfurt, ‘Ten American Artists’
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, ‘A Case for Boxes’
1979
University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Galleries, Kingston, 'Howard Ben Tré: Solo'
The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, ‘New Glass: a Worldwide Survey’ (ext.cat.) (traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington; The Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo
1978
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, 'Americans in Glass' (traveled as '50 Americans')