Northridge, b.1982

Danny Heller

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 midcentury 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 throughout the nation.

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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 midcentury 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 throughout the nation.

Danny Heller's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the world, from Paris to Los Angeles, and most recently in Madrid. His work can be found in numerous private collections and Museum institutions worldwide.

Artworks

17

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21st Century Art / American Art / American Culture / Art of the 2010s / Canvas / Contemporary American Art / Daily Life Experience / Gouache on Paper / Gouache Paint / Inspired by Architecture / Interior Spaces / Landscape Painting / Link to the City / Museums and Galleries / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Scenes of Everyday Life / Surrounding Environment / United States / Urban Landscape / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2004

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

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    California Cool, La Fiambrera Gallery, Madrid, Spain

  • 2017

    Modern Society, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Art Auction 2019, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • 2018

    Space Oddity Group Show, La Fiambrera Gallery, Madrid, Spain

  • The Cityscape Show VIII, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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Education

  • 2004

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

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    California Cool, La Fiambrera Gallery, Madrid, Spain

  • 2017

    Modern Society, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • Modern Leisure, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016

    Midcentury Manhattan, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2015

    City Modernism II, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2014

    Vintage New York City, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    City Modernism, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2012

    Future Perfect, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2011

    The LAX Series, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Modernism Revisited, Fullerton Museum, Fullerton, CA

  • 2010

    Palm Springs Exhibition, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA

  • 2008

    Eichlers: A Modern Vision, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2007

    Suburbia, Terrance Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

  • L.A. Visions, Art Rental & Sales Gallery at the LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Art Auction 2019, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • 2018

    Space Oddity Group Show, La Fiambrera Gallery, Madrid, Spain

  • The Cityscape Show VIII, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Summer Group Show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • Art Auction 2018, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • 2017

    Punk Group Show, La Fiambrera Gallery, Madrid, Spain

  • The Cityscape Show VII, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Summer Group Show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • Art Auction XVII and Exhibit, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

  • Art Auction 2017, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • 2016

    The Cityscape Show VI, George Billis Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Art Auction 2016, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • 2015

    The Cityscape Show V, George Billis Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA

  • Summer Group Show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

  • Art Auction 2015, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 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

  • The Cityscape Show IV, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, 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

    The Cityscape Show III, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Palette to Palate, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

  • Kindred, Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2012

    The Cityscape Show II, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • The New Real Group Show, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

  • Play Me, I’m Your’s art installation, LA Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2011

    La Luz de Jesus 25 Part 2 group show, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Cityscape Show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Perspectives: Selected Artists, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Art Auction and Exhibition 14, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

  • 2010

    Metro Neighborhoods Poster Contest winner, Metro Transit Authority Los Angeles

  • A History of Flight, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

  • Foundation Colas 2010 Acquisitions, Foundation Colas, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

  • As They See It, 941 Geary Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Collector’s Circle Acquisitions 1994-2010, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

  • 2009

    Los Angeles Currents group show, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Art Auction 13, featured artist, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

  • Open Call, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Art Auction, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

  • Everything But The Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Size Doesn’t Matter, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA

Collections

  • Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Palm Springs, CA

  • Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

  • Foundation Colas, Paris, France

  • Arquette Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

  • Architectural Digest Spain, "Vida De Barrio," June issue 2018

  • Cosmopolitan Magazine Spain, "Arte," May issue 2018

  • Yorokobu Magazine Online, “Danny Heller retrata el Mid-century Modern, la cara optimista y yanqui de la Bauhaus europea,” April 24, 2018

  • Arquitectura y Diseño Magazine Online, “El cool californiano en Madrid,” March 27, 2018

  • Car Kulture DeLux Magazine, "Curbside Culture," Fall issue 2017

  • American Art Collector Magazine, "Architectural Aesthetics," December issue 2017

  • LA Weekly, “Modern Love,” January 6-12, 2017

  • California Home + Design Magazine, “Portraits of Summer,” Summer issue 2016

  • American Art Collector Magazine, "Midcentury Design", March 2016

  • Society6 Art Quarterly, Winter issue, 2016