Cade Tompkins presents Daniel Heyman's painting, Summons, installed at the RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island during the Faculty Biennial, 2021.
Daniel Heyman is an artist whose work in drawing, printmaking and painting directs the viewer's attention to contemporary social and political issues. Deeply interested in narrative, he uses images to tell stories that combine a love of history and myth in an effort to provoke discussion and empathy. In his recent Summons series, Heyman emphatically returns to images without words.
Daniel Heyman received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (1991) and his AB from Dartmouth College (1985). In 2010 Heyman was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts. In 2009, Heyman received the Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Heyman's work is in over 50 collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; Hood Museum of Art and Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; The New York Public Library, New York, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ; RISD Museum, Providence, RI; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO; and Yale University Art Gallery and Beinecke Library, New Haven, CT; among others.