Daniel  Heyman


Daniel Heyman is a painter and printmaker in Philadelphia. He is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow in fine arts and a 2009 Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Bearing Witness” at the Laband Gallery at Loyola Marymount University, List Gallery of Swarthmore College, and Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, “Abu Ghraib Detainee Interview Project” at the DePaul University Museum in Chicago, and “Eye Witness” at the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Heyman's work is featured in Male Desire: Homosexual Desire in American Art (2005), Virginia Quarterly Review (“Art Born of the Need to Tell” by Laurel Reuter, 2007), Esquire (“The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Torture” by Nick Flynn, 2008), and has been reviewed by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Art in America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, artblog, The Hartford Courant, France Ouest, and The Sydney Morning Herald.

As a teacher, Heyman has given workshops and lectured at the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, Centre International des Arts Contemporain (Pont Aven, France), and Philadelphia University. Currently, Heyman teaches at Rhode Island School of Design, Princeton University, and Swarthmore College. He is an officer of the Philagrafika Board of Directors.

Heyman earned an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College. To view a sampling of his work, please visit