Resume
2004 University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A. College of Creative Studies Painting


Exhibitions:
2014
Artists Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
"California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California," Palazzo della Provincia di
Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy; Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA; Riverside Art Museum,
Riverside, CA
"Vintage New York City" solo show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
"The Cityscape Show IV" group show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca
Venice Art Walk & Auction, Venice, CA
"Incognito," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, George Billis Gallery Booth, Palm Springs, CA
"Art Auction 2014," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

2013
Red Dot Art Fair, George Billis Gallery booth, Miami, FL
"City Modernism" solo show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Cityscape Show III" group show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Venice Art Walk and Auction, Venice, CA
"Art Auction and Exhibition 15," Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
"Palette to Palate," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
"Kindred" group show, Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, George Billis Gallery booth, Palm Springs, CA

2012
Red Dot Art Fair, George Billis Gallery booth, Miami, FL
"Future Perfect" solo show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Cityscape Exhibition II" group show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The New Real" group show, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
Venice Art Walk and Auction, Venice, CA
TRASHed Coachella art collaboration, Coachella Music Festival, Coachella, CA
Play Me, I’m Your’s art installation, LA Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Red Dot Art Fair, George Billis Gallery booth, Miami, FL
La Luz de Jesus 25 Part 2 group show, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The LAX Series" solo show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Cityscape Exhibition" group show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Modernism Revisited" solo show, Fullerton Museum, Fullerton, CA
"Perspective: A Group Show," George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Art Auction and Exhibition 14,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Venice Art Walk and Auction, Venice, CA
Washington Project for the Arts Art Auction, WPA, Washington D.C.
Palm Springs Exhibition, TRIO, Palm Springs, CA

2010
2010 Metro Neighborhoods Poster Contest winner, Metro Transit Authority Los Angeles
Foundation Colas 2010 Acquisitions, Foundation Colas, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
"A History of Flight" group show, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
"As They See It" group show, 941 Geary gallery, San Francisco, CA
Collector’s Circle Acquisitions 1994-2010, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Venice Art Walk & Auction, Venice, CA
"Palm Springs Exhibition" solo show, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA

2009
"Los Angeles Currents" Group Show, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Art Auction and Exhibition 13,” featured artist, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Denver Modernism Show, juried group show, Denver, CO
“Open Call ’09” Group Show, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Auction, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Venice Art Walk & Auction, Venice, CA
"Everything But The Kitschen Sync," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Art Show 2009, LACMA's Art Rental & Sales Gallery booth, Los Angeles, CA
"Size Doesn't Matter" Group Show, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

2008
15th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Denver Modernism Show, juried group show, Denver, CO
"Eichlers: A Modern Vision" solo show, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
Wet Paint Invitational, Art Museum Council of LACMA, Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills, CA
Venice  Art Walk & Auction, Venice, CA
"Everything But The Kitschen Sync," La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Art Show 2008, LACMA's Art Rental & Sales Gallery booth, Santa Monica, CA

2007           
"JCMAS," The Conference Room, Los Angeles, CA
“Art Auction and Exhibition 12,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Art Santa Fe 2007, Billy Shire Fine Arts booth, Santa Fe, NM  
“Suburbia” solo show, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
“L.A. Visions,” Art Rental & Sales Gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L.A., CA
“Kim Maria LaRotunda Benefit Auction,” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bridge Art Fair 2007, Billy Shire Fine Arts booth, Chicago, IL
“Art/House 2007,” Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
“Everything But The Kitschen Sync,” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Art Basel, Billy Shire Fine Arts booth, Miami, FL
Group show, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Locked In Place,” Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
Solon-style show, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
“Everything But The Kitschen Sync,” La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
“Eyes On LA,” Judith Kaufman Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
“Make Shift,” The Redwood Building, San Diego,CA


Publications:
2014
American Art Collector Magazine, "Vintage New York City", October issue
Coachella Valley Weekly, "Danny Heller - Retro/Modernism Painter", May 1-7

2013
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Online, "California Painter Pictures Mid-Century L.A.", Oct. 17
CA Home + Design Magazine, "The Art of Suburbia", Summer issue
Dwell Magazine, "Dwell Scenes", June issue
The Desert Sun, "Sunnylands Family Day Highlights Estate's Modernist Design", Feb. 19
Coachella Valley Arts Scene, "Meet Artist Danny Heller at Hotel Lautner", Feb. 14

2012
Dwell Magazine Online, "The Architectural Paintings of Danny Heller" feature, Dec. 6
Juxtapose Magazine Online, "Danny Heller Paints Midcentury Architecture Now", Nov. 27
The Desert Sun, "Artist: Painting midcentury homes is like opening a time capsule", Nov. 3
KCET Artbound, “Future Perfect: The Midcentury Modern Paintings of Danny Heller”, Oct. 15

2011
McCallum Theatre Program, cover art, 2011/2012 season
L.A. Daily News Newspaper
, “Valley Scenes” feature, Nov. 19, pg. A4
Atomic Ranch Magazine, "Town & Country" feature, Winter issue

2010
Southwest Art, "City Scenes” feature, May issue
CA Modern Magazine, cover art, Spring issue

2009
CA Modern Magazine, "Art Imitates Life" feature, Fall issue

2008
CA Modern Magazine, cover art, Fall issue
Southwest Art, “Artists To Watch” feature, October
Atomic Ranch Magazine, "Cool Stuff" feature, Summer issue
CA Modern Magazine, "Inside Tracts" feature, Summer issue
North Valley Community News, June issue

2007
New American Paintings #73
Artist Statement

I paint the reality of the American environment: how structures once revered for their
groundbreaking ideas in design and social planning have been perpetuated and how
they have been forgotten.

Primarily focusing on the nation’s mid-century identity, I play with lighting, dramatic
angles, and specific colors to form engaging paintings that capture architectural
elements.  I use a realistic style to paint those moments where design and
environment come together harmoniously in order to showcase the compelling
characteristics of these spaces.  In some ways, I act as a type of documentarian of
an endangered architectural culture in America.  However, these paintings are a bit
more personal, as they tend to focus on locations from my childhood or at least slices
of an era recounted to me from my parents’ and grandparents’ times.

By painting these historically and personally significant scenes, I hope to reconnect
with a presumably by-gone time period whose remnants actually still exist.  Because
especially in an age that values constant change, when the past is demolished to
make way for the brand new, we are at risk of losing our collective history.  Without
which, we leave ourselves devoid of a foundation to build our future on.
Biography

Danny Heller was born in Northridge, CA in 1982. Growing up in the San Fernando
Valley, the artist was able to carefully study the golden landscape of Los Angeles
which would shape his later body of work.  For formal art instruction, Danny left the
Valley for the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa
Barbara.  While studying under landscape painter Hank Pitcher, Danny earned a B.A.
in art with an emphasis in painting.  After formative years spent capturing Santa
Barbara’s surf landscapes, Danny’s attention turned toward retro iconography
characteristic of mid-century Los Angeles.  Having set up his studio in the Coachella
Valley, the artist now concentrates on chronicling Modern American imagery,
specifically focusing on the architecture, design, and car culture found in Southern
California.  

Danny Heller's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the
world, from Paris to Los Angeles, and most recently in Nashville, TN. The variety of
collectors who have sought out his work are a testament to the artist’s success. Some
have purchased work featuring familiar locations, while others collect purely for the
artwork’s inherent formal qualities.
All images are copyright 2014 by the artist.  Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.
DANNY HELLER ART