Timeline

1953–1957
Fighter Pilot, U.S. Marine Corps
1960
MFA, University of California at Los Angeles
1971–1972
Chair, Society for Photographic Education
1976
Recipient, Guggenheim Fellowship in Art
1977
Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
1981
Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
1986
Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
1992
Honored Educator, Society for Photographic Education

Exhibitions

2012
60 from the 60s - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
2012
Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
2012
L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945 - 1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy - Pasadena Museum of California Art- PMCA, Pasadena, CA
2011
Robert Heinecken - Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City, NY
2011
Object Matter - Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Robert Heinecken - Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Robert Heinecken - Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Robert Heinecken: "Dream/Circles/Cycles, Vintage Works 1964-1973" - Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007
Image as Object. - Andrew Roth Gallery, New York City, NY
2007
Robert Heinecken - MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
2006
Robert Heinecken - Magazines - Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
2002
‘Robert Heinecken, Robert Rauscheneberg,’ Pace Macgill Gallery, New York, NY
2000
‘Media Amnesia, Robert Heinecken,’ Les Rencontres, Arles, France
2000
‘Making Light: Photography and Humor,’ The Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
1999
‘Robert Heinecken Photographist: A 35 Year Retrospective,’ Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Traveled to: Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
1999
‘Robert Heinecken: Editions. Suites, Portfolios, Artist Books, Magazines,’ Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999
‘The Big G stands for Goodness: Corida Kent 1960s Pop,’ Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
1998
‘John Baldessori, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha,’ Pace Macgill Gallery, NY, NY

Literature

1999
“Robert Heinecken Photographist: A 35 Year Retrospective,” Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1999
“American Photography: A Century of Images,” p. 176, 217.
1999
“Photography from 1839 to Today,” George Eastman House, p. 41.
1999
“Seizing the Light: A History of Photography,” pp.385, 397, 388-389.
1999
“Rattling the Frame: The Photographic Space 1974-1999,” Exhibition Catalogue, Camerawork, San Francisco, reproduction on p. 27 (78-13).
1999
“Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul 1850-2000,” Exhibition Catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reproduction on p. 41 (65-23).