Born in (Australia), 1952
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Neil Howe was born in 1951 in Melbourne, Australia. He first studied Biology at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and was awarded a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in 1973 with a triple major in Biochemistry, Zoology and Botany. For a number of years he was employed as a research officer at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Division of Protein Chemistry and later the Neurochemistry Department of Monash University working on Influenza and Muscular Dystrophy research projects. In 1977 Neil Howe left the world of science to study visual art and entered Prahran College of Advanced Education (now Victorian College of the Arts) to study sculpture under John Davis and David Wilson, photography under Athol Shmith and film under Paul Cox. He was awarded a Diploma of Art & Design in 1980 and won the Powell Street Gallery sculpture prize as top sculpture student of that year. Since 1981 Neil Howe has exhibited sculpture, performance art and video art in Australia. In the late 90’s he began to focus on video art and digital imaging and now exhibits regularly in art galleries, museums and film festivals throughout Europe, USA and Australia. He has won multiple awards and is represented in numerous private and public collections in Europe, South America, South Africa and Australia.