RECENT PAST EXHIBITIONS:
Local Comfort | Sept 22 – Nov 4 2018 | LVL3 (Chicago, IL)
Re/member/construct | Sept 21 – Oct 27, 2018 | Filter Photo (Chicago, IL)
AWARE | July 14 – Sept 16 2018 | Goldmine (Pittsburgh, PA)
LtdWear3 | July 14 – Aug 5 2018 | LVL3 (Chicago, IL)
Mobile | April 28 – June 2 2018 | Open Space (Baltimore, MD)
Time Warp | March – August 2018 | Fashion Outlets of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Robert Chase Heishman is an artist whose practice is wide-ranging. He lives and works in Chicago. Informed by his work as a set designer, Heishman approaches photography spatially, treating the threshold of the photograph similar to a theater proscenium. His work ruminates on the architecture of the image and point of view, often utilizing the forced perspective of the camera to build elaborate tableaux. He holds his MFA in Studio Art from Northwestern University (2012), and BFA in Photography and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute (2008). He has collaborated with a number of artists, notably Merce Cunningham (Dance Company), Sigur Rós, Radiohead, and Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz. His work has been exhibited and/or screened at McIntosh Gallery (London, ON), The Tetley (Leeds, UK), H&R Block Artspace and Paragraph Gallery (Kansas City), Propeller Centre for Visual Arts (Toronto, ON), Open Space (Baltimore, MD), Goldmine (Pittsburgh, PA), and widely around Chicago at ADDS DONNA, Sullivan Galleries, LVL3, Roots & Culture, Document, Chicago Manual Style, Gallery 400, and Johalla Projects. Grants, awards, and residencies include LATITUDE Chicago's Artist In Residence program in February 2019, the 2016 Silver Eye Editions from Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh), 2015 project grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. His work is in the permanent collections of the BNY Mellon Collection, Walker Art Center, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.