Los Angeles native, Drew Heitzler’s practice explores the identifying zeitgeist of an era; that is, the moment when the sixties lapsed into the seventies and experimental filmmaking was at a precipice.
Heitzler’s films and film related projects have been exhibited widely internationally in venues such as the Sculpture Center, New York; PS 1, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Project, New York; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Bruxelles, Belgium; LAX Art, Los Angeles; Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France; and Artists Space, New York. Heitzler was included in the 2010 California Biennial and his collaborative work with artist Amy Granat was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Heitzler studied at Fordham University, New York, Slade School, London, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, and he received his M.A from Hunter College. Heitzler was born in Charleston, South Carolina and lives and works in Los Angeles.