Erik Madigan Heck

Erik Madigan Heck may best be summed up as a romantic conceptualist, in search of resonant decrepitude. His work remains in between a paradoxical bravura and delirious state of historical melancholy. Through his romantic gaze, he creates work that falls in between the worlds of fashion, fine-art, and mixed media, leaving his subject matter to dictate the direction and physicality of his final image.

Born in Excelsior in 1983, to Croatian and Northern Irish parents, he earned his MFA in Photography and Film Related Studies from Parsons School of Design in New York in 2009- where he currently lives and works. Heck is a continuing guest lecturer in both the graduate and undergraduate programs at The School of Visual Arts in New York, and is the creative director of the semi-annual art journal Nomenus Quarterly

Heck's advertising and editorial clients include BMW Europe, Neiman Marcus, Eres, TIME magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Newsweek, Wired, Joyce Hong Kong, A Magazine, Dossier Journal, amongst many others. His fashion clients include Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Giambattista Valli, Kenzo, Mary Katrantzou, and The Row

In 2011 Erik Madigan Heck was awarded both the Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 Award, and the PDN 30 Award, and was also nominated for the prestigious ICP Infinity award in the applied fashion category. Heck is also a past National Scholastic Gold Medal recipient.

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