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carl heyward / GAP founder

Carl Heyward is a mixed-media artist whose recent or upcoming exhibitions include:


Curator Art Director Gallerie Renee Marie, California, USA



GAP VII SENEGAL, Sobo Bade Galleries, Dakar, Senegal

"Metamorphosis- Contemporary Transitions", Hof Van Ryhove , Ghent, Belgium

"Expo Internazionale Italy Astrattismo : Sguardi" INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACTION,  Montemurlo, Italy




"Poligious Issues" Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia and Belgium  2017-18,  


"In Dialogue Beyond Worlds " Two Person Exhibition, Syufy Gallery, Flood Mansion, San Francisco



GAP V Baupres Gallery, Mazatlan, Mexico 

GAP IV Venezia Art House @ Palazzo Ca'Zanardi, Venice, Italy

ROOM ART GALLERY, GLOBAL ART PROJECT "By Collaborative Means" Retrospective (artist /curator), Mill Valley, Ca 

SF International Arts Fest 100 Year Anniversary Dada Here and Now Cowell Theater & Gallery 308 (artist/curator), SF, Ca

SIMPATICO two person exhibition, THE FOURTH WALL GALLERY , Oakland, Ca.



GAP II Mazatlan  Carlos Buelna Gallery @ Museo de Arte Moderno de Mazatlan, Mexico

LIGHT WORKS Milano, Italy

LIVE WORMS Gallery  SF, Ca. 

GAP III Lecce   Three Sites: @ Fondo Veri Gallery @ Monna Lisa Studios @ Cittidano Gallery, Lecce, Italy 

UNLEASHED GALLERY, three-person exhibition, Redwood City, Ca.


EMERGING ARTISTS OF THE BAY AREA, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, California


THE BUS PORTRAITS ( photography) , UCCIO BIONDI GALLERY/ GARAGE 21, Ceglie Messapica, Italy

CARL HEYWARD SOLO MIXED -MEDIA, Scaramuzza Artecontemporanea, Lecce, Italy

Artist/writer in San Francisco; exhibited mixed-media paintings and artists’

books internationally; collected by institutions and individuals:The Sackner

Archives, Califia Books, The New Museum of Art (NY), SF Museum

Modern Art Library, SF Art Institute, SF Academy of Art University, Yale

University Art Library, The Australian National Gallery and Sonoma

County Museum of Modern Art ;taught History of Art Criticism, Film

/Video Production ;Thesis Writing & Presentation@SF Academy of Art

University MFA Program; Artspeak ABC TV and Viacom SF, interviews

and conversation with performance demonstrations. Artspeak distributed by

MWF Video NY@Video Data Bank Rochester School of Art. His work in

performance includes collaborative grants New Performance, National

Endowment for the Arts; Rene Yanez /Fusion Visual Theater. Arts

interviews include Diamonda Galas, Frank Zappa, Carolee Schneemann

(Interventions and Imaging Her Own Erotics/ Art Papers interviews), The

Dark Bob, Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Karen Finley, John Sex, Luis

Valdez (High Performance interview/The Citizen Artist) and John Giorno.

Work in print & electronic journalism: appearances in Rolling Stone,

Artweek, Artscribe International, SF Bayview Newspaper, Art Com, Metier.

Served on Advisory Board Artists’ Television Access, SF Art Institute’s

Artists’ Committee; alternate for the California Arts Commission and

received an NEA Arts Administration Fellowship; exhibited at Bonnafont

Gallery, SF (new mixed-media works) July 2011 and SHATTERED

exhibition at Marin MOCA curated by arts critic Kenneth Baker; exhibited

in Italy: BUS PORTRAITS April 2013 Garage 21 Ceglie Mesapica

;DOUBLE SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Mixed-Media Works at Scaramuzza

Contemporary Arts in Lecce curated by Monica Lisi; WINTER HOURS at

Glass Door Gallery San Francisco November 2013; EMERGING ARTISTS

OF THE BAY AREA juried by SF Examiner Art Critic through April 13th,

2014 at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art; Two-person exhibition with

Crane at Pambula, New South Wales in 2015: ZIMBABWE (two-step);

THE DRAWING BOX exhibitions in Mumbai, Ireland and other

international sites; travels KNEE(jerk) FRAGMENTATION Project. July -

August 2014 : GLOBAL ART PROJECT at Ca 'Zanardi Pallazo Gallery and

workshops; Salento-Lecce 3rd Biennale at Palazzo Vernazza (Italy) and

ART IN THE ROTUNDA workshops in Treviso, Italy; Marin Museum of

Modern Art mixed-media workshops August 2014. GAP II Mazatlan,

Mexico Carlos Buelna Gallery @ Museo de Arte Moderno de Mazatlan,

March 2015; LIGHT WORKS, Milano, Italy; LIVE WORMS Gallery group

show SF, Ca Feb 205; GAP III Lecce, Italy Sept-Oct 2015 @ Fondo Veri

Gallery, Monna Lisa Studio Workshops & Cittidano Gallery; UNLEASHED

Gallery, Redwood City, Ca three-person exhibition Nov 2015; ROOM ART

GALLERY, Mill Valley, Ca Global Art Project By Colaborative Means

Retrospective March 1- April 30, 2016; SF International Arts Festival 100

Years Dada Here and Now May 20- June 5, 2016 Cowell Theater and

Gallery 308, GAP IV Venezia Art House @ Palazzo Ca'Zanardi, Venice,

Italy July 27- August 21, 2016. Solo exhibition The Rellik, Benicia, Ca

Jan-April 2017, Flood Mansion January-February 2017, GAP V Mazatlan,

Mexico March 2- April 25, 2017, Ruby Livingdesign, Mill Valley, Ca,

Spring 2017, Poligious Issues Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia and Belgium

Sept 2017-18, Metamorphosis, Hof Van Ryhove, March-April 2018, GAP

VII SENEGAL exhibitions, workshops, collaborative studio work Dec 23 -

Jan 25 Dakar, Senegal (global art project)

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