josh heilaman

Josh Heilaman

Josh Heilaman

april 11 // cycles - new works by josh heilaman

We are pleased to announce what will probably be a final showing of one of our all time favorite local artists, Josh Heilaman. Josh has a distinctly experimental quality to his works that blend fantasy characters with illustrative storytelling. Josh has built a reputable following with his work and has inspired many of us to look at life and art as one and not just something separate we do as as a weekend hobby. In his aptly titled show “Cycles” you will see the creative beginnings of his physical relocation to Japan this summer.

Come show you support for this influential local artist as he embarks on his next life chapter.

Artist Questions

What is your medium/process? The works for this show are all mixed media drawings.  I used ink, watercolor, and assorted markers on rice paper to create the drawings.  The drawings were then affixed to wood panels.

Where are you from? I am from Oklahoma City, OK.

How would you describe your latest body of work? My latest body of work is primarily abstract with a heavy emphasis on line and space. Many of the pieces began as ambient watercolor works and evolved into their final forms through the addition of line.  The works in this show are the result of a subconscious free form process, focused on experimentation.

What inspires you? This series is mostly inspired by the process of experimentation, itself.

How did you get started? I simply found art supplies and started experimenting.

What are your goals for the future? My immediate goals for the future involve relocating to Japan so I can reunite with my wonderful fiance, Akane.  After that, I plan to obtain an MFA and begin teaching art.

josh heilaman october 14th

josh heilaman

josh heilaman: october 14th

We are ecstatic to show one of our favorite artists and good friends! Josh Heilaman is known for his fantastical asian inspired characters and colorful furry creatures. His newest series includes some mixed media 3 dimensional reconstructions modeled from his paintings. We will also have handmade costumes from 3 of our local designers Shift 7, Borderline Designs, and Lumpy Bits. Stay tuned for our next post about our 3 year anniversary group show!

Josh Heilaman April 10th 2009


friday april 10th, 2009 - josh heilaman w/ dj garistotle 

This is going to be a great show and one of our biggest this year! DNA will be hosting the work of one of our favorite artists and close friend, Josh Heilaman. The opening will be from 7-11pm and  feature the funky musical stylings of DJ Garistotle along with a limited edition tshirt release.

We will also have new prints by resident artist Dylan Bradway. All proceeds from the purchase of these prints will go to raise money for his trip to Germany in September. He he has been invited to have a solo exhibit at Nice/Nice in Hannover, Germany, but he needs your help to get there.