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Paul Heyer






Born 1982, Olympia Fields, IL. Lives and works in Chicago, IL.


2009      MFA, Columbia University, School of the Arts. New York, NY
2004      BA, Columbia University, New York, NY


2020      Fall Picnic, Chapter NY, New York, NY  
2019      “Blue Boy,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              “BORN,” Mickey Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018      “Chicago Works,” Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017      “PURE LOVE,” BAR4000, Chicago, IL
2016      “Every Day is Halloween,” Chapter NY, New York, NY
              “I Am The Sky,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014      “Omo Valley,” Chapter NY, New York, NY
2013      “The Sun Can’t Compare,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010      “Young and Full of Cum,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles CA


2020      “The Long Dream”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
              “Just Connect” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2019      “Condo NY,” Chapter, New York, NY
              “Them,” Perrotin Gallery, New York, NY
2018      “Expired Attachment,” MX Gallery, New York, NY
2017      “A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace,” Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              “The Coverly Set,” Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY  
               “La Movida,” HOME, Manchester, UK
               “Eternal Youth,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
               “Eric Schmid is an Idiot,” What Pipeline, Detroit, MI
2016      Paul Heyer, Jeanette Mundt, Jesse Wine, Andrea Rosen, New York, NY
               “Chicago and Vicinity,” Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015      “Mouth as is a Haunted House,” Beautiful Gallery, Chicago, IL
              “Survival is Not Enough,” Rodeo Gallery, London, UK
2014      “On the Blue Shore of Silence,” Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY
               “Real Time and Outer Life – Part 1,” Young Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012      “Invagination: Write to Life,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles CA
               “Dirty Funk,” ACME, Los Angeles CA
              “Hot German Painting,” Hans Eisler Nail Salon, Brooklyn
              “I Know That I Am Awake,” Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York NY
2011      “Any Form May be Transformed into Another,” New York NY
              “Midnight in Malibu,” Meulensteen Gallery, New York NY
               “Private Life,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles CA
              “Invagination,” New York NY
2009    “Disco Divine,” Proof Gallery, Boston MA
               “Desired Constellations,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York NY


2018      Tosone, Austin.  “Artist Paul Heyer Reveals Stories From Five Artworks from His Latest                       Exhibition,” Interview Magazine, Jan 17
               Ost, Ivan.  “MCA Explores a Higher Plane with Paul Heyer,” The Chicago Maroon, Jan 25
               Foumburg, Jason.  “Out of the Woods,” Chicago Magazine, Jan, p. 48.
               Wawzenek, Tom.  “Paul Heyer Blurs Lines Between Reality and Fantasy @ MCA,” Third
               Coast Review
, Feb 6
2017      Szuc, Suzanne. “Eternal Youth,” Afterimage, Vol. 45, No.1, p. 13.
              Toale, Erin, “Breakout Artists 2017: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers,”
               New City. May
               Manning, Emily.  "A 'Kids'-Inspired photo exhibition explores the danger and desirability of                  youth,” i-D, March 10
2015      Andrew M. Goldstein, “8 Rising Stars to Watch”, Artspace, September 1
2014      Catherine Taft, “Review: The Sun Can’t Compare,” Artforum, Januar
2013      “Ten Questions About Painting,” Flash Art, Jun
2012      Emily Weiner, “I Know That I Am Awake”, Artforum Critics’ Picks, Feb
2011      Kate Wolf, “Art Los Angeles Contemporary: The Fair in Three Parts,” ArtSlant, Feb 2