Bio

My art comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with a lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.

To imagine and express this, I usually tap the lines linking religious icon art, renaissance painting and comic culture. I am particularly thrilled by the kind of spiritual terror you find expressed in the paintings of the old Flemish masters, and I’m trying to find out what happens when you apply that mood to the serene and harmless world of rural folk art.

I am based in Hamburg, Germany, but my stuff has also been shown in such diverse places as Estonia, New York, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. When not busy with art or media work, I can usually be found painting pictures with my two little sons.

1968
Born in Hamburg

2000
Diploma at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences faculty of illustration and design

Heiko Müller

2016
Heiko Müller „Uncurated by“ at Galerie Pfundt, Berlin, Germany (photos)

2014
„Glades“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

2013
„The Watching Hour“ at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (photos)
„The Daily Mood of Heiko Müller“at Alexandra Grass Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany (photosmore photos)

2012
„Furtivos“ at etHALL, Barcelona, Spain (photos)
„Hunting Night and Day“ at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA (photosJohn Casey’s blogphotos by Björn Schimmöller)

2009
„Stay Awake“ at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA (photosJohn Casey’s blog)

2004
„Legendae Aureae“ at the German Culture Institute in Tartu/Estonia

2001
“PXP-Guy presents: Black Lines” at the Gallery Hinterconti, Hamburg

1997
Foyer for young Art of the Vereinsbank in Harburg

upcoming/current:

„Art & Antik“, March 01 – 05, 2017, Messe und Congress Centrum, Münster, Germany
„Something Strange In The Neighborhood“, international group show curated by Roman Klonek, April 8, 2017, Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany
„Philias/Phobias“, Group Show, September, 2017, Plastic Murs, Valencia, Spain

past:
2016
„Don’t Wake Daddy XI“, December 3, 2016, Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„
Feinkunst Krüger: 25 Spezialitäten aus Hamburg“, Galerie Borssenanger, Chemnitz, Germany
„MENSCHTIERWIR“, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Eiko Borcherding & Heiko Müller“, Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„The Hours of Silence“, Gallery House, Toronto, Canada (photos)
„Suggestivism: Resonance“, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA, USA (photos)
„4000 and Friends (25 Jahre 4000)“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

2015
„Hieroglyphica“ at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (photos)
„Between Worlds“ at Corey Helford Gallery, LA, CA, USA (photos)
„Don’t Wake Daddy X“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Magica Sexualis“ at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (photos)
„Affordable Art Fair“ Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Lexicon Infernali“ at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (photos)
„TINY TRIFECTA“ at Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (photos)
„Millerntor Gallery #5“ at Millerntor Stadium, Hamburg, Germany (photosmore photos)
„DAS EIGENE ICH“, curated by Elmar Lause, Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Habitats: Lisa Ericson, Heiko Müller, John Casey“ at Antler Galley, Portland, OR (photos)
„Surprise VI“ – artAZ’s charity exhibition at 9 ENNEA, Athens, Greece (photos)

2014
„Group Show: Heiko Müller, Suzanne Levesque, Eiko Borcherding, Christian Jaeschke, Suraj Natarajaa“ at Herr Beinlich Contemporary Fine Art Space, Bielefeld, Germany
„Don’t Wake Daddy IX“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Mysterium Cosmographicum“ at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
„Katzen gehen immer“, at Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
„Wilderness“ at Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
„Nachtansichten“ at Herr Beinlich Contemporary Fine Art Space, Bielefeld, Germany
„Millerntor Gallery #4“ at Millerntor Stadium, Hamburg, Germany
„Little Big Web“ at Galerie Ephémère, Thuin, Belgium
„Unnatural Histories“ in miniature (curated by Antler Gallery) at Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR
„53 Portraits von Stefan Sandrock“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany

2013
„Don’t Wake Daddy VIII“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany
„Low Brow“ at German-American Institute Freiburg e.V., Freiburg, Germany
„Art Dorks“ at space:eight, St. Augustine, FL
„Unnatural Histories II“ at Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
„Millerntor Gallery – Overtime“ at Heliumcowboy Artspace, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Suggestivism – The New Horizon“ at Galleria Provinciale Santa Chiara, Cosenza, Italy (photos)
„What the Mouth Sees“ at Alter Space, San Francisco, CA (photosmore photos)
„In the Process“ at the Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR (photos)
„Suggestivism Rome“ at MondoPOP Gallery, Rome, Italy
„Me, Myself & I“ at Schau Fenster– Schauraum für Kunst, Berlin, Germany
„Millerntor Gallery #3“ at the Millerntor Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2012
„Resumen“ at etHALL, Barcelona, Spain
„La Cruda“ at Galería Víctor Saavedra, Barcelona, Spain
„Don’t Wake Daddy VII“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„End of the Summer“ at MOHS exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark (photos)
„Spectrum“ at Technopolis, Athens, Greece (video)
„Index 12“ at Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Give Your Daily Mood a Chance“ at Alexandra Grass Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany (photos)
„Unnatural Natural History“ at Royal West of England Academy (photosphotos)
„Suggestivism NYC“ at Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY (photos)
„Hold the Line“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)

2011
„Don’t Wake Daddy VI“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„DEAD_Lines“ at Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
„Shades of Ray“ Color Ink Book’s 3rd anniversary custom show at WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA
„Totholz“ curated by Till Gerhard at Loyal, Malmö, Sweden (photos)
„Bologna Art Fair“, Bologna, Italy (photos)

2010
„Don’t Wake Daddy V“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Christmas Rodeo“ at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy
„Avalon Rising“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Fantasilandia“ at Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy (photos)
„Things To Come…“ at Bold Hype Gallery in New York, NY (photos)
„Neo Fabulists“ together with Atak, Femke Hiemstra, Fred Stonehouse and Ryan Heshka at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„City Slickers – Poster Art Show“ at Wessel Snyman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
“A Cry For Help” – a special benefit show for the endangered species of the world Presented by Born Free USA at Thinkspace Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (photos)

2009
„Mixed Palette“ at the Recoat Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
„Superschool“ (curated by Lola) at Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
„OCHO número atómico“ at ROJO Artspace Barcelona, Spain
„Boarding Gate“ (curated by Alexandra Kollaros) at K-art, Athens
„Kunst im Tresor“, Munich, Germany
„Urban Art“ at Galleri Jan|Zen, Aalborg, Denmark
„Wanderlust 333“, at Wanderlust Gallery and Studio, Northampton, UK
„This is the End of the World as we know it“ at MOHS exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark (photos)
„Don’t Wake Daddy IV“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photosmore photos)

2008
„Deep Pop“ at the Kenneth Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
„Pop Subversion“ at Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY
„A Cabinet Of Natural Curiosities“ at the Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA
„The World of Urban Contemporary“ Art at Intoxicated Demons, Berlin, Germany
„Enjoy it while it lasts“ at the DVA Gallery, Chicago, IL
„4 Faces of Foofaraw“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„10 Jahre Feinkunst Krüger“ at the Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„The Inaugural Show“ at T & P Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA (photos)
„Don’t Wake Daddy III“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„X-MAS 08“ at Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
„The Wurstminster Dog Show“, Portland, OR
„Charity by Numbers“, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA ( Vox11 News Clip)
„Happily Ever After?“ Seattle, WA
„Art Dorks Collective“ at Thinkspace Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (photosmore photos)
„Art Dorks Squared“ at The McCaig-Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (photos)
„Rome is Burning/The New School“ at The Foster Gallery – Haas Fine Arts Center in Eau Claire, WI
„Don’t Wake Daddy II“ at Feinkunst Krüger & RAUM 21, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„Wishful Thinking“ at The Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (photos)
„Fountain New York“, NYC
„Scope Basel“, Switzerland
„Red Dot Fair“, Miami, FL
„Fountain Art Fair“, Miami, FL

2006
„Visual Residue“ at CB’s 313 Gallery, New York
„Winged Doom vs. Reeperbahn Rumble“ with Marcus Schäfer at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg
„Haare“ at Galeria Pequena, Frankfurt am Main
„That New Dork Smell“ at Toyroom, Sacramento
„Beasts“ at Belle & Wissell, Seattle
„Don’t Wake Daddy“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany (photos)
„NeighborWOOD“ at Compound Gallery, Portland, OR

2005
„Territory #4“ exhibition & release party, OFR Publications, Paris
„14 Illustratoren“ at Galeria Pequena, Frankfurt am Main
„Spezialitäten“ at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

2003
“Tag der Toten” 3 man show together with Henning Kles and Till Gerhard at Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg

2001
„S.K.A.M.finale“ at the S.K.A.M. Studio in Hamburg
“Kopfankopf in AUGENHÖHE” at the Kunststück, Hamburg

1997
„Junge Hamburger“ 3 man show together with Henning Kles and Till Gerhard at the Studio Gallery, Hamburg
„Experiment Bilderbuch“ at the City Museum Oldenburg

2016
Heiko Müller – Never Ever Land monograph (Germany)
Heiko Müller – Undisclosed Encounters monograph (Germany)

2015
Don’t Wake Daddy X catalog (Germany)
Affordable Art Fair – Hamburg Section catalog (Germany)
Millerntor Gallery #5 catalog (Germany)
Symbiosis by Sefora Pons (Italy)

2014
X1 Editions – Don’t Wake Daddy IX (Germany)
Popper Magazine (Latvia)
Lodown (Germany)
Hi-Fructose (USA)
Lowbrow Cats (UK)
Dare // Hamburg (Germany)
A5 Magazine – Animal Issue (Israel)
Millerntor Gallery #4 catalog (Germany)
53 Portraits von Stefan Sandrock catalog(Germany)

2013
X1 Editions – Don’t Wake Daddy VIII (Germany)
Catapult Art Mag 0913.v25 (USA)
Semi-Permanent 2013 (Australia)
Dodos (South Korea)
Millerntor Gallery #3 catalog (Germany)
X1 Editions – Heiko Müller Solo Zine (Germany)
Cover artwork for Moji Moji (Argentina)
Empty Magazine #22 – The Final Issue (Australia)

2012
INDEX 12 catalog (Germany)
Open Frame Festival Book (Australia)
Francoise #2 – Summer issue (Serbia)
Cover artwork for Falomir!: „Too young to be old“ (USA)
Cover artwork for Luc Miles: „Rugiada“ (Germany)
Dark Stories by Dark Artists (China)
Offf Barcelona 2012 catalog (Spain)
La Cruda #6 (Spain)
Heiko Müller – ECHOES (South Korea) (preview)
Cover artwork for Falomir!: „Asere“ (Germany)
mojo Literary Journal #1 (digital, USA)
Graisse Animale #8 (France)
T-shirt design for moodberry (Germany)

2011
Cover artwork for Wigbert: „L’ocean D’amour“ (Germany)
Dead Lines Catalog (Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern)
Cover artwork for The Upbeats (New Zealand)
SSE-Project / 3 (Korea)
Cover artwork for milkmachine (USA)
La Cruda #5 (Barcelona, Spain)
Das Kartell (Verlag Gudberg , Germany)
Our Little Sea (Finland)
Totholz Catalog/Loyal Magazine #12 (Loyal, Sweden)
Candy Magazine (PDF-Magazine, Ireland)
Neuroblasto Magazine #0.2 (Mexico)

2010
Newsflash #4 (Institute of Design, Hamburg)
Cover artwork for Refree (Spain)
T-shirt design for Volcom (Australia)
Bichos, Monstruos Y Mascotas, Bestiario De La Cruda (Spain)
Gangland – Good vs. Evil Solo Zine (UK)
The End of the World (Korea)
Dark Inspiration (Hong Kong)
Semi Permanent 2010 2nd Edition (Sydney, Australia)
Fantasilandia Catalog (Milan, Italy)
Arte Mondadori #445 (Milan, Italy)
LOW Magazine #6 (Germany)
T-shirt design for ‚eveil (Cologne, Germany)
Nostalgia for a Past Future – Offf Paris 2010 Catalogue (Paris, France)
Göoo Magazine #9 (Argentina)
Pandemia Fanzine #13 (E-Zine)
Mental Shoes #14 (E-Zine)
GRIMM #1 (Hamburg/Berlin, Germany)
Paper Spaceship – April Issue (New York, USA)
Rainbow Birds by Foi Jimenez Jurado and Charles Glaubitz (Tijuana, Mexico)

2009
VIZIOmag #3 (E-Zine)
a5 Magazine – Childhood issue (Israel)
La Cruda #2 (Barcelona, Spain)
Juxtapoz #98 (San Francisco, USA)
6M1P #11 (Toulouse, France)
BG Magazine #41 Animal issue (Ecuador)
ROJO, Project OCHO, Número Atómico (Barcelona, Spain)
Boarding Gate Catalog, (Athens, Greece)
Jitter Magazin (Berlin, Germany)
Semi Permanent 2009 (Sydney, Australia)
DODOS (Seoul, Korea)
Almost Art #2 (Nürnberg, Germany)
La Cruda #3 (Barcelona, Spain)
W Korea – Green issue (Korea)
Fat Chunk #2 (London, UK)
100% O2 Magazine #1 (Beijing, China)
Good vs. Evil #3 (London, UK)
a5 Magazine – Hero issue (Israel)
The Upbeats – Ghost Radio/1968 12″ cover art (New Zealand)
The Ark (by DGPH, Argentina)
EPOS VISA Card (Japan)
A (dos puntos) #10 (Santiago, Chile)
Daydreaming Magazine #11 Year 3 (E-Zine)
Graisse Animale #3 (France)
Pandemia Fanzine #7 (E-Zine)
OCI Magazine #33 (Valencia)
TrustMeMag (Florence, Italy)
Los Colores del Underground by Joan S. Luna (Barcelona)

2008
Stirato (Rome)
Underground Culture from all Parts of the World (Shoeisha, Japan)
NOVUM (Munich)
Heiko Müller – Stay Awake (ROJO, Barcelona)
Pep! (Hungary)
Good vs Evil #1 (London)
AURORA Artzine #1 (Germany)
Color-Ink-Book Comic-Con Edition by The Brothers Washburn (Oceanside, CA)
Proteus Mag #5 (PDF magazine)
Spooky Calendar 2009 by Die Gestalten Verlag (Berlin)
Pocketful #1 (Istanbul)
The Upset: Young Contemporary Art by Die Gestalten Verlag (Berlin)
Color-Ink-Book #1 APE Edtion by The Brothers Washburn (Oceanside, CA)
Good vs. Evil #2 (London)

2007
dpi Magazine (Taiwan)
LOW Magazine (Germany)
a5 Magazine – Fantasy issue (Israel)
LetGo Magazine (Los Angeles, CA)
Paper Tiger Comix #4 (Paper Tiger, UK)
Empty Magazine (Australia)
Castle Magazine #11 (Germany)
ISM Autumn Issue v. 04 i. 03 (Los Angeles, CA)
ARGH! (Valencia, Spain)
Jitter Magazin (Berlin)
Cimaise – Ceci est un magazine d’ars (Paris)
Belio Magazine (Madrid)
D/Zines (LANDA Designer, Münster)

2006
The Darkening Garden (Pacer & Schmidt, Seattle)
Beasts! (Fantagraphics, Seattle)

2005
Freistil 2 – Best of European Commercial Illustration
Defrag #7 (Italy)

2003
Elegy #12/03 (Paris)
Freewave (Booth Clibborn Editions, London)

2004
1×1 Pixel-Based Illustration & Design (Barcelona)
Territory #4 – The Mood of Gothic (BigBrosWorkshop, Malaysia)

2002
Lodown #34 (Berlin)

since 2015
Assistant Professor in Drawing, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Design, Media & Information

2013 – 2014
Lecturer in Painting, International Summer Academy Pentiment of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

2011 – 2012
Assistant Professor in Painting, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Design, Media & Information

2010 – 2011
Lecturer in Interface Design, IN.D Institute of Design, Hamburg