January 15 – March 13, 2011

Laband Art Gallery presents the first West Coast exhibition of portraits by Daniel Heyman. Featuring portraits of individuals who have endured great personal hardship – former Abu Ghraib detainees, African American fathers who have been in and out of jail, and new immigrants to the United States, Heyman incorporates the subject’s own words into his compositions. Robin Wagner-Pacifici writes, “in doing so, [Heyman’s] portraits restore dignity and individuality to those who have been deprived of their most basic human rights.”

Special engagement for LAPS members;
Art Talk and Print Demo with Daniel Heyman
Friday, March 11, 2011; 11AM to 1PM:
Gallery Talk in the Laband Art Gallery/LMU 11:00-11:50AM

The artist will talk about the works in the gallery with students from LMU and Otis and LAPS members.
Print Demonstration in Burns 200– 12:00 noon to 1:00PM
Daniel will demonstrate traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques and bring samples of his work in various states of completion, including wood block, lithography and etching. Demo is in the LMU Print Studio, Burns Rm 200
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Daniel Heyman in Conversation with Human Rights Lawyer Rosemary Healy and Closing Party Saturday, March 12, 3p.m. (Conversation), 4-6p.m. (Reception) Artist Daniel Heyman will join Human Rights attorney Rosemary Healy in conversation about their experiences interviewing former Abu Ghraib detainees and victims of the Blackwater Nisoor Square Massacre from 2005 to 2008. They will share their unique perspectives as an artist and an attorney and will discuss the subsequent twists and turns that their work has taken since those interviews. A reception in honor of Heyman and his exhibition will follow.
Read the LA Times Art review 1/27/2011

Photo by Paul Ryder Catalog for Bearing Witness
Daniel Heyman is a painter and printmaker. His work has been exhibited in major institutions nationwide including the Hood Museum of Art (2009), the Nathan Cummings Foundation (2009), the Princeton University Museum of Art (2009), The Katzen Center at American University (2008), the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz (2008), the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2007), and the New York Public Library (2007). His work has been acquired by such notable public collections as the New York Public Library, Yale University Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Princeton University Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress.
As part of Philagrafika 2010, Heyman had a solo show at the List Gallery of Swarthmore College; it traveled to the Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University. Heyman had two acclaimed solo exhibitions in 2008 and 2009: “Abu Ghraib Detainee Interview Project” at the DePaul University Museum in Chicago, and “Eye Witness” at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. “Visage: Portraits by Chris Bartlett and Daniel Heyman” at the McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University featured Heyman’s drawn portraits and Bartlett’s photographic portraits of former Abu Ghraib detainees. Heyman’s work was shown in recent group exhibitions: “A War Exhibition” at Carleton College, and “Shelter” at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia, “People” at Jim Kempner Fine Art. He has also shown at the International Print Center, North Dakota Museum of Art, the Duluth Art Institute, BRIC Gallery (Brooklyn), and the Bernstein Gallery of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Daniel Heyman was awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Foundation Grant, a 2009 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, AMJ Foundation Grant, Independence Foundation Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts S.O.S. Grant, three Professional Development Grants from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a James B. Reynolds International Fellowship from Dartmouth College.