Heiko Müller - Bio




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My art comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with a lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.

To imagine and express this, I usually tap the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. I am particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror you find expressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters, and I’m trying to find out what happens when you apply that mood to the serene and harmless world of rural folk art.

I am based in Hamburg, Germany, but my stuff has also been shown in such diverse places as Estonia, New York, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. When not busy with art or media work, I can usually be found painting pictures with my two little sons.

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Photo by Alexander Babic
  • 1968
    born in Hamburg

  • 2000
    Diploma at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences faculty of illustration and design


Solo Shows


    upcoming

  • 2014
  • "Glades" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany

past:

  • 2013
  • "The Watching Hour" at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (photos)
  • "The Daily Mood of Heiko Müller"at Alexandra Grass Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany (photos, more photos)

  • 2009
    "Stay Awake" at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA
     (photos, John Casey's blog , Color Ink Book's blog)

    2004
    "Legendae Aureae" at the German Culture Institute in Tartu/Estonia (photos)

    2001
    “PXP-Guy presents: Black Lines” at the Gallery Hinterconti, Hamburg

1997
Foyer for young Art of the Vereinsbank in Harburg


Selected Group Shows


    upcoming/current:

  • 2014
  • "Mysterium Cosmographicum" at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (photos, more photos)
  • "Katzen gehen immer", at Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "Don't Wake Daddy IX" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany

past:

  • 2014
  • "Wilderness" at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melburne, Australia (photos)
  • "Nachtansichten" at HERR BEINLICH Contemporary Fine Art Space, Bielefeld, Germany (photos)
  • "Millerntor Gallery #4" at Millerntor Stadium, Hamburg, Germany (making-of-photos, event-photos I, event-photos II)
  • "Little Big Web" at Galerie Ephémère, Thuin, Belgium (making-of-photos, photos of the opening)
  • "Unnatural Histories" in miniature (curated by Antler Gallery) at Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR (photos)
  • "53 Portraits von Stefan Sandrock" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

2013
  • "Don't Wake Daddy VIII" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "Low Brow" at German-American Institute Freiburg e.V., Freiburg, Germany(photos)
  • "Art Dorks" at space:eight, St. Augustine, FL (photos)
  • "Unnatural Histories II" at Antler Gallery, Portland, OR (preview, photos)
  • "Millerntor Gallery – Overtime" at Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "Suggestivism - The New Horizon" at Galleria Provinciale Santa Chiara, Cosenza, Italy (photos)
  • "What the Mouth Sees" at Alter Space, San Francisco, CA (photos, more photos)
  • "In the Process" at the Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR (photos)
  • "Suggestivism Rome" at MondoPOP Gallery, Rome, Italy (photos)
  • "Me, Myself & I" at Schau Fenster– Schauraum für Kunst, Berlin, Germany (photos)
  • "Millerntor Gallery #3" at the Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

2012

  • "Resumen" at etHALL, Barcelona, Spain (photos)
  • "La Cruda" at Galería Víctor Saavedra, Barcelona, Spain (photos)
  • "Don't Wake Daddy VII" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "End of the Summer" at MOHS exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark (photos)
  • "Spectrum" at Technopolis, Athens, Greece (video)
  • "Index 12" at Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "Give Your Daily Mood a Chance" at Alexandra Grass Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany (photos)
  • "Unnatural Natural History" at Royal West of England Academy (photos, photos)
  • "Suggestivism NYC" at Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY (photos)
  • "Hold the Line" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

2011
  • "Don't Wake Daddy VI" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "DEAD_Lines" at Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (photos)
  • "Shades of Ray" Color Ink Book's 3rd anniversary custom show at WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA (photos)
  • "Totholz" curated by Till Gerhard at Loyal, Malmö, Sweden (photos)

2010
"Don't Wake Daddy V" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

"Christmas Rodeo" at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy (photos)

"Avalon Rising" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

"Fantasilandia" at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy (photos)

"Things To Come..." at Bold Hype Gallery in New York, NY (photos)

"Neo Fabulists" together with Atak, Femke Hiemstra, Fred Stonehouse and Ryan Heshka at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

"City Slickers - Poster Art Show" at Wessel Snyman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (photos)

“A Cry For Help” – a special benefit show for the endangered species of the world
Presented by Born Free USA at Thinkspace Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (photos)

  • 2009
    "Mixed Palette" at the Recoat Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (photos)
  • "Superschool" (curated by Lola) at Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (photos)
  • "OCHO número atómico" at ROJO Artspace Barcelona, Spain (photos)
  • "Boarding Gate" (curated by Alexandra Kollaros) at K-art, Athens (photos)
  • "Kunst im Tresor", Munich, Germany (photos)
  • "Urban Art" at Galleri Jan|Zen, Aalborg, Denmark (photos)
  • "Wanderlust 333", at Wanderlust Gallery and Studio, Northampton, UK (photos)
  • "This is the End of the World as we know it" at MOHS exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark (photos)
  • "Don't Wake Daddy IV" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos, more photos)

  • 2008
    "Deep Pop" at the Kenneth Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle, NY (photos)
  • "Pop Subversion" at Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY (photos)
  • "A Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities" at the Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA (photos)
  • "The World of Urban Contemporary" Art at Intoxicated Demons, Berlin, Germany (photos)
  • "Enjoy it while it lasts" at the DVA Gallery, Chicago, IL (photos)
  • "4 Faces of Foofaraw" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "10 Jahre Feinkunst Krüger" at the Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "The Inaugural Show" at T & P Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA (photos)
  • "Don't Wake Daddy III" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "X-MAS 08" at Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark (photos)

  • 2007
    "The Wurstminster Dog Show", Portland, OR (photos)
  • "Charity by Numbers", Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA ( Vox11 News Clip)
  • "Happily Ever After?" Seattle, WA (photos)
  • "Art Dorks Collective" at Thinkspace Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (video, photos, more photos)
  • "Art Dorks Squared" at The McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC (photos)
  • "Rome is Burning/The New School" at The Foster Gallery - Haas Fine Arts Center in Eau Claire, WI (photos)
  • "Don't Wake Daddy II" at Feinkunst Krüger & RAUM 21, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "Wishful Thinking" at The Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (photos)

  • 2006
    "Visual Residue" at CB's 313 Gallery, New York (photos)
  • "Winged Doom vs. Reeperbahn Rumble" with Marcus Schäfer at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg (45 photos 2,5MB )
  • "Haare" at Galeria Pequena, Frankfurt am Main (photos)
  • "That New Dork Smell" at Toyroom, Sacramento (photos)
  • "Beasts" at Belle & Wissell, Seattle (photos)
  • "Don't Wake Daddy" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
  • "NeighborWOOD" at Compound Gallery, Portland, OR (photos)

  • 2005
    "Territory #4" exhibition & release party, OFR Publications, Paris
  • "14 Illustratoren" at Galeria Pequena, Frankfurt am Main (photos)
  • "Spezialitäten" at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg (photos)

  • 2003
    “Tag der Toten” 3 man show together with Henning Kles and Till Gerhard at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg (photos)

  • 2001
    "S.K.A.M.finale" at the S.K.A.M. Studio in Hamburg
  • “Kopfankopf in AUGENHÖHE” at the Kunststück, Hamburg

  • 1998
    several shows together with Büchergilde Gutenberg in Hamburg, Frankfurt and Berlin.

  • 1997
    "Junge Hamburger" 3 man show together with Henning Kles and Till Gerhard at the Studio Gallery, Hamburg
  • "Experiment Bilderbuch" at the City Museum Oldenburg


    Art Fairs


  • 2011
  • Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy (photos)

  • 2007
    Fountain New York, NYC
  • Scope Basel, Switzerland (photos)
  • Red Dot Fair, Miami, FL
  • Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL



Selected Press and Publications





Teaching Experience



2013 - 2014
Lecturer in Painting, International Summer Academy Pentiment of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

2011 - 2012
Assistant Professor in Painting, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Design, Media & Information

2010 - 2011
Lecturer in Interface Design, IN.D Institute of Design, Hamburg

 

 


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