About

Biography

A self-taught artist, Heinze won various art awards throughout his middle school and high school years. During college, he interned at Pittard Sullivan, where he helped design set pieces for TNT and NBC and storyboarded commercials for large corporate clients. After that, Heinze was the illustrator for York Publishing before earning an MBA from California State University, Chico, and a PhD from Florida Atlantic University. He went on to work on projects for Disney, the NBA, Oracle, Simon & Schuster, Cosmos-Maya Studios, Applewood Books, Arcadia Publishing, and more, but pivoted to fine art in 2021, because "it's always where I always wanted to be."

Heinze is focused on creating paintings that capture a feeling of mystery, beauty, and melancholy - "to reach the unreachable, to discover the undiscoverable, to touch the divine."

 

Group Shows

2023 "Unreal Surreal" - Five Deuces Galleria, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2023 "ArtPHL" - Featured Artist, ArtPHL, Palm Harbor, Florida

2023 "Sweet Death" - House of Shadows, Tampa, Florida

2023 "Drawn" - House of Shadows, Tampa, Florida

2023 "Big" - Five Deuces Galleria, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2022 "Nightmare on Kennedy" - House of Shadows, Tampa, Florida

2022 "Black and White" - Five Deuces Galleria, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2022 "Dia de los Muertos 3" - Atelier de SoSi, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2022 "POP!" - Art Center Sarasota, curated by Danny Olda, Sarasota, Florida

2022 "Happy" - Five Deuces Galleria, Saint Petersburg, Florida

2022 "ArtPHL" - ArtPHL, Palm Harbor, Florida

 

Solo Shows

2021 Nathan Heinze - "Emerging Artist" - John Brock Art Alcove, Palm Harbor, Florida

 

Awards

2023 Second Place, "LOL: Funny Papers" - Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida

2022 Best of Show, "Music to my Eyes" - Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida

2022 Honorable Mention, "POP!" -  Art Center Sarasota, curated by Danny Olda, Sarasota, Florida

2011 First Place, "Mystery" - Suntan Art Center, Saint Petersburg, Florida

 

Press

"Dreaming of Christmas" Book review, Osprey Observer

ArtPHL 2023 Promo Video