Heesco

www.heesco.com

Heesco is a celebrated muralist and fine artist recognised for his stylistically diverse and prolific work on the streets, his experimental, emotive and genre defying artwork crosses effortlessly between fine art, street art, comics, and illustration. With a lengthy resume spanning a decade of gallery exhibitions, private and public commissions, various publications and projects under his belt, Heesco is a highly skilled craftsman with a unique concept driven vision all of his own.

Career highlights include murals for internationally renowned Attica restaurant, The Art Series Hotels Group, Longview Winery, St. George Bank, Toby's Estate, and The Reformatory Caffeine Lab, and Ground Central Cafe in Manhattan, New York.

Heesco is the winner of 2011 Secret Wars competition, and a finalist of 2013 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

 

Heesco: CURRICULUM VITAE
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2014

    LIMINAL, The Tate Gallery, Sydney

  • 2012

    Manifest, Rtist Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Mongo Hustle, At Large Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2009

    Souls End, Somedays Gallery, Sydney

  • 2008

    Six Feet Over, Hellen Rose Schauersberger LabOratorium, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2013

    Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Finalists Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Sydney

  • 2013

    One, Just Another Project Space, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Paperape, Egg Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Surface Tension, aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney

  • 2011

    Board, NGV Studio Fed Sq, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Outpost Project, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

  • 2011

    Paper Thin, Colour by Numbers gallery, Lo-Fi Collective, Sydney

  • 2011

    High Definition: The State of Australian Painting in a Neo-Digital Age, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2011

    ArtBoy Vs Fanboy, ArtBoy Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Up Close, Colour By Numbers Gallery, Lo-Fi Collective, Sydney

  • 2011

    Urban Art ThrowUp, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2011

    High Definition: The State of Australian Painting in a Neo-Digital Age, Paradise Hills Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Get Trucked, No Vacancy Project Space, Melbourne

  • 2011

    00 Fires, Rites of Passage Tattoo convention, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne

  • 2010

    Blender Studios Christmas Exhibition, Michael Koro Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2010

    Fit to Print, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2010

    A3 - Small Art Show, For Walls Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2010

    Sweet Streets Festival of Urban and Street Art, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Outpost Project, Cockatoo Island, Sydney

  • 2009

    Koast Launch, Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery, Sydney

  • 2009

    Parasol (Matthys Gerber), Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

  • 2009

    Arch is Balding, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2009

    Wet Patch, World Bar, Sydney

  • 2009

    Action V Action, Gallery 4A, Sydney

  • 2008

    11th Annual Members' Exhibition, Gallery 4A, Sydney

  • 2005

    Art Under the Hammer, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney

  • 2003

    Young Beautiful Wife, Newspace Gallery, Sydney

  • 2003

    I Never Promised to Make Any Sense, Space 3 Gallery, Sydney

Awards
  • 2013

    Finalist - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

  • 2011

    Secret Wars Australia, Series 3 Champion.

Selected Projects
  • 2014

    Ink Festival, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (by invitation)

  • 2014

    StreetWORKS, Maribyrnong Council project

  • 2014

    Ground Central 2, Manhattan, NYC

  • 2014

    The Piece Project, Longview Winery, Adelaide (by invitation)

  • 2014

    St. George Bank Lunar New Year Billboards, Sydney

  • 2013

    The Reformatory Caffeine Lab, Sydney

  • 2013

    Dolomiti Electric Bicycles shop interior murals, Melbourne

  • 2013

    Ground Central Cafe, Manhattan, NYC

  • 2013

    The Croft Alley Productions, Croft Lane, Melbourne

  • 2013

    Mural for Kees Van Der Westen and Toby's Estate, MICE, Melbourne

  • 2012

    Aerosol Alley Project, Windsor, Melbourne

  • 2012

    Mural Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Australia-Mongolia Diplomatic Relations, School of Cultural Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

  • 2012

    The Cullen Hotel, Carbon Festival, Melbourne

  • 2011

    Outpost Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney (by invitation)

Publications
  • Street Art Now - Melbourne, Australia and Beyond, Dean Sunshine, 2014
  • “6 Years Later” Magazine, Issue #3, Melbourne, 2014
  • “Kinfolk” Magazine, Portland, USA, 2013
  • “Street Art Melbourne”, Lou Chamberlain, Melbourne, 2013
  • “Going Down Swinging” Magazine, Issue #34, Sydney, 2013
  • “Land of Sunshine, A Snapshot of Melbourne Street Art 2010-2012”, Dean Sunshine, Melbourne, 2013
  • ”The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories”, Sydney, 2011
  • Vice Magazine Australia, March 2011
  • Feature artist, Invurt.com, January 2011
  • Vice Magazine Australia, December 2010
  • We Are The Image Makers (www.watim.com), issue 23, 2010
  • Feature Artist, Design Federation (designfederation.net), 2010
  • Feature Artist, Koast Kollektive (koastkollektive.com), 2009
  • Beef Knuckles, issue 3-4, 2010
  • 976 Magazine, 2010
  • The Locksmith Project Publication vol. 2, 2008
  • Razorback, Cult Fiction Comics Australia, Sydney, 2003
  • Dark Animus Magazine, Katoomba, 2003 - 2004
  • Featured Artist, Epitaph online magazine, 2002
  • Kaffeinii Dutagdal (Caffeine Deficiency), 1999
Education
  • 2002–2005

    BFA, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, NSW

  • 1999

    School of Foreign Relation, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia