Jane Heyman has been painting for many years. Beginning at an early age, Jane began her formal studies at the Art Students’ League. She completed her studies at Pratt Institute and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree at age 23. Heyman has gone through many stages. Studying not only art, but the art of film-making with the director of “Rebel Without a Cause”, Nicholas Ray, and the underground gourmet of the cinema, Jonas Mekas. Heyman has had a wide range of multi-media experiences which influence her work.
Form and structure are a focal point of Heyman’s work. Her strength is in color and the use of her wit. Jane feels that art is a celebration of life. There was a period in New York during her classical training where the paintings depict pain and struggle, both personal and global, depicting the victimization of war victims and the victimization of oneself. Heyman moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and the California environment lightened up Heyman’s work. Her work is pop and stresses American icon worship.
Heyman has been acknowledged by museums, juried art shows, one-woman gallery exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles and is collected internationally.
In Los Angeles, Heyman’s works have been displayed at Spago’s, Nicky Blair’s, A. Beck Gallery, Art Source, Classic Artforms, the Century Plaza Hotel and the Gallery Rodeo. Some work is also featured in Madonna’s office on Sunset Boulevard and at Artworks Gallery in Santa Barbara, California. Her portrait of President Clinton hangs in The White House.
Jane Heyman and her work have been featured internationally and domestically in publications including THE NEW YORK TIMES, LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE ROBB REPORT and on GOOD MORNING AMERICA.