Erik Madigan Heck is one of the youngest and most promising American fashion photographers of the contemporary art scene. Born in Excelsior, Minnesota in 1983, Erik began photographing at the age of 14, after receiving his first camera as a gift from his mother. After graduating from Salve Regina University with a degree in political science, he earned his MFA in photography from Parsons the New School for Design.
NATALIE PORTMAN for VANITY FAIR, Dec. 18
DEPARTURES Magazine, Oct. 2016
VALENTINO F/W 18, HARPER'S BAZAAR UK
HARPER'S BAZAAR UK, March 18
Erik Madigan Heck moved to New York City where he founded the semi-yearly publication Nomenus Quarterly in 2007. The project was conceived as a collaborative platform working with artists of all mediums within the worlds of fine art and fashion. Nomenus Quarterly featured the work of artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Rodarte, Ann Demeulemeester, and Heck himself.
MARY KATRANTZOU, Nature Vs Nurture, 2012
MARY KATRANTZOU, Surreal Planes, 2011
HARPER'S BAZAAR UK, 2015
DRIES VAN NOTEN, S/S 2013
Erik identifies himself as a “painter who uses photography,” and cites the 19th century painter Edouard Vuillard as one of his major influences. Due to his interest in both modern technologies and obsolete medium, his reoccurring use of nature as a theme, as well as his focus on beauty as the ultimate ideal, his work has often been described as a contemporary extension of Romantism.
HARPER'S BAZAAR UK, March 19
KATIE LEDECKY for NEW YORK TIMES Magazine, Olympic issue 2016
ART OF FASHION -NEIMAN MARCUS, 2012
Erik Madigan Heck's otherworldy imagery is mostly created in-camera, with only minor modifications done in post-production, and all of his photographs are naturally lit.
HARPER'S BAZAAR UK, Cover, Feb. 19
MELISSA McCARTHY for THE NEW YORK TIMES Magazine, Cover, Oct. 18
AUDREY MARNAY for HARPER'S BAZAAR UK, April 18
JAMES HARDEN for GQ, Cover, May 18
Erik Madigan Heck is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, TIME, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar UK.
His advertising clients include Sotheby's, Clinique, Nike, Neiman Marcus, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The New York City Ballet, The GAP, VH1, Gentle Monster, amongst others.
SANDI MORRIS for NIKE, 2017
HARPER'S BAZAAR UK, Sep. 18
THE GARDEN, ongoing intimate photographs series
In 2011, Erik Madigan Heck was awarded with the renowned "30 Under 30" award by Forbes Magazine. He also received the prestigious ICP Infinity Award in 2013, the Art Directors Club’s Gold Medal in 2015 and the AI-IP American Photography award for his Old Masters Portfolio, published by The New York Times Magazine.
MAHERSHALA ALI for GQ
NUMERO Magazine, 2014
THE ENEMY, NEW YORK Magazine, 2015
THE NEW YORK TIMES Magazine, Cover, Oct.2015
The artist is represented by The Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, Christophe Guye Gallery in Zurich,Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, and N. Metivier Gallery in Toronto.
In 2017, he published his first monograph with Thames & Hudson and Abrams Books titled 'Old Future'.
His exhibition 'Old Future', is running from February 21 to March 30 at The Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow.
His upcoming solo exhibition will open on March 14th at the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York.