Howard Ben Tré

Born            Brooklyn, NY 1949, Currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island and Vinalhaven, ME.




1967 – 1968            Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Missouri

1968 – 1969            Brooklyn College, New York, New York

1978                     Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, BSA

1980                     Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, MFA


Selected Grants & Awards


1979, 1984, 1990     Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship

1980, 1984, 1990     National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1982                     Change Inc, Grant

1987                     Rakow Commission, The Corning Museum of Glass

1993                     Boston Society of Architects, Art & Architecture Collaboration Award

1997                     First Annual Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

                           Urban Glass, Innovative Use of Glass in Sculpture Award

                           Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

1998                     Providence Preservation Society Award for Urban Design

2002                     British Council for Shopping Centres, Town Centre Environment Award

2002                     Royal Town Planning Institute, North West Branch & White Young Green Planning Achievement Awards, Best Urban Design Project Award

2005                     National Council of Art Administrators, Artist Award of Distinction

2006                     Aileen Osborn Webb Award

2011                     Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, Best Entryway (Large Scale) Greening Award, Target Plaza



Sited Public Projects


Artery Plaza, Bethesda, Maryland

Bank Boston Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island

Beau Ciel Condominiums, Sarasota, Florida

Brandeis University, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, New York

Clayton Plaza Tower, Clayton, Missouri

Crescent Court, Dallas

Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire

Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Hearst Towers Plaza, Bank of America, Charlotte, North Carolina

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

IBM Corporation, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse, Las Vegas, Nevada

Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, Boston, Massachusetts

Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Post Office Square Park, Boston, Massachusetts

Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts

The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Siebel Systems, Bridgepointe Campus, San Francisco, California

Target Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thea Foss Waterway Public Esplanade, Tacoma, Washington

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Ann Arbor

Warrington Town Center, England

Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island

Selected Public Collections


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Arco Corporate Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA

AT&T Corporate Collection, Chicago, IL

BankBoston Art Collection, Boston, MA

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, NY

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI

The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

The Coca-Cola Company, Corporate Art Collection, Atlanta, GA

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC

Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Huntington Museum of Art, WV

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI

Koganezaki Park Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., New York, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Saxe Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Montreal, QB, Canada

Musée-Atelier Départemental du Verre à Sars-Poteries, Sars-Poteries, France

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

Pacific Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

PepsiCo Headquarters, Irvine, CA

City of Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Phillip Morris Management Corporation, New York, NY

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York, NY

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Reader’s Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY

Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, RI

Rockefeller Management Corporation, New York, NY

The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

The San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

Southwestern Bell Corporation, Houston, TX

Tokio Marine Management, New York, NY

The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

Weber State University, Ogden, UT

The Wheeler School, Providence, RI

Yale University Art Gallery


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