• In his much anticipated new series and forthcoming monograph entitled The Garden, Erik Madigan Heck’s focus turns inward, photographing his...

    In his much anticipated new series and forthcoming monograph entitled The Garden, Erik Madigan Heck’s focus turns inward, photographing his family and the idyllic landscape surrounding their home. The work is comprised of large-scale painterly photographs shot over a five-year period that intimately explores the birth of the photographer’s two sons and the passing of his beloved mother. This hyper personal point of view juxtaposed with his natural instinct for more purely aesthetic pursuits, produce explosions of color and reimagining of classical landscapes that truly provoke the senses.


    Erik Madigan Heck (b. 1983, Excelsior, MN) is an artist working in photography, painting, and film. Heck is the recipient of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award, the FOAM Fotografiemuseum talent award, the Forbes' 30 under 30 award, and The Art Director’s Club Gold Medal for his Old Masters Portfolio published by The New York Times Magazine. In 2019, Heck had solo museum exhibitions at The Musée des Beaux-Art in Le Locle, Switzerland and The Multimedia Arts Museum in Moscow, Russia; public installations at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Paris Photo, Photo London, and Photo Shanghai; and relaunched Nomenus - a printed journal focusing on the intersection between photography and painting, where he collaborates with an array of artists and institutions. Heck is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar amongst others; and is the author of ‘Old Future’, published by Thames & Hudson and Abrams, and the forthcoming book, titled The Garden (Damiani).