click images for detail * indicates piece will be in 2017 show
More works available upon request from Heck's Frida series as well as from her Printmakers series.
Take a virtual tour of Heck's 2014 solo exhibition here.
In 2014, the Victoria and Albert Museum aquired Heck's Forty Fridas Portfolio, which we displayed in Heck's 2012 solo show. Read the Museum's review of the portfolio here.
Read Wayne Alan Brenner's review of Heck's 2014 show in the Austin Chronicle here.
Read Catherine Zinser's article in aether magazine about Ellen's work here.
Read the Austin Chronicle review of her 2012 show here.
Read the Austin American Statesman review of her 2012 show here.
Heck’s work is a study of identity- its creation, variability, persistence, and change. Her most often chosen medium–printmaking–reflects and parallels these themes. Her 2014 featured large-scale abstract works, intimate portraits and interactive projects like a 9-foot artist book, and connecting card game- each a quiet but intelligent examination of human interaction and thought.
Heck is an incredibly accomplished young artist. At only 30 years of age, her work is in many notable collections– including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Swope Art Museum, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts, and Dartmouth University Library. She has received degrees in printmaking and painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in philosophy from Brown University. She is currently living and working as a fine art printmaker in California’s Bay Area and is an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute.
web site: www.ellenheck.com