Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Jeff Hein was born in New Windsor, New York in 1974. He began studying drawing at Ricks College in 1992 under Gerald Griffin. In 1997, after a 4 years off to serve a mission and battle cancer, Hein resumed his studies in painting and drawing at Salt Lake Community College under Rick Graham and Rob Adamson.  From 1998-2002 Jeff attended the University of Utah where he also studied painting and drawing. Hein began a full time painting career in 2002. From 2008 to late 2010 Hein took a 2.5 year sabbatical to devote to personal study and exploration of naturalist painting techniques. Hein has also taken workshops from renowned artists including Steven Assael.

Hein has been written up in numerous magazines and newspapers including “American Art collector”, “Fine Art Connoisseur”, “Arts and Antiques” and “Jetset Magazine”. His work has appeared on the covers of “American Art collector”, “Art Calendar” and two years of the annual Spring Salon Catalog of the Springville Museum of Art (SMOA). His work has also been shown in prestigious locations such as the Utah Museum of Fine Art, The SMOA and the Salmagundi Club in NY. It has been included in many prestigious collections including that of the SMOA, John Huntsman Sr., Mitt and Ann Romney, Senator Gordon Smith and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Jeff has won numerous awards including 2nd place in the National Portrait society’s portrait competition, 2nd place in the figurative category of the Art Renewal Center’s salon and first place in Springville Museum of Art's annual Spring Salon. Jeff has served as a faculty artist for the Portrait Society of America Portrait Conference from 2013-17. In 2007 Hein founded the Hein Academy of Art in Salt Lake City where he trains 12 apprentices in the naturalist tradition of Painting. Hein is known for his portraits, multi-figure narrative and scriptural paintings. His work also includes complex large scale still-life works and sculpture.

Hein strongly values handmade things, in other words, thing made without the aid of machines. He feels that art can tell a story about the life of its creator, and his subjects, especially if that artist’s process involves a pure and intimate relationship with his subject matter.  Hein works only from life or imagination in his paintings. He sees each painting as a personal record of his experience with his subject, whether that be a person, animal, landscape or just his imagination. To him a painting or sculpture should be more than just a beautiful object. It should be the product of the artist’s experience. Each piece of art should carry a piece of the artist’s, and subjects’, history by embodying the events that led to its creation. 



Education

1992-3 -- Rick College (BYU IDAHO)
1997 -- Salt Lake Community College
1998-2002 -- University of Utah
2008-2010 -- Sabbatical, personal study of master works and processes.

Teaching

-Founder and Instructor, Hein Atelier of TraditionalArt, 2007-present

-Invited Artist Faculty, 2012-16, Portrait Society of America Annual Portrait Convention

Selected Awards

2016 -- Society Award (top prize), Zions Art Society AnnualCompetition2015 -- Award of Honors, Portrait Society of AmericaInternational Portrait Competition 

2014 -- 2nd Place, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center Annual Salon
2014 -- 2nd Place, Portrait Society of America annual International PortraitCompetition 
2013 – People’s choice award, Portrait Society of America InternationalPortrait Competition face off 
2013 -- Award of Honors, Portrait Society of America International PortraitCompetition 
2012 -- Directors Award, Spiritual and Religious show, Springville Museum of Art
2010 – 1stPlace and Cover of catalog. Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salonshow, Springville, Utah
2009 – Merit Award. Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salon show, Springville,Utah
2008 -- Directors Award and Cover of catalog. Springville Museum’s AnnualSpring Salon show, Springville, Utah
2007 – Two Invited Artist Awards. Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salonshow, Springville, Utah
2006 – Merit Award. LDS Church Art Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah
2005 – Associate Directors Award. Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salonshow, Springville, Utah
2004 – Merit Award. Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salon show, Springville,Utah
2003 – Merit Award. World-wide Art LDS Competition. Salt Lake City, Utah
2002 – Merit Award. Group Show. Grittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2002 – Reuel’s Art Award – Group Show. Grittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2001 – CODA Gallery Award. Group Show. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah.
2001 – Susan Christianson Scholarship. Salt Lake City, Utah
2001 – Howard Clark Scholarship. Salt Lake City, Utah

Selected Exhibitions

2016 --"PaintGuide", Group show, London

2016 -- Portrait Society of Americas Annual Portrait Competition Exhibition,Atlanta2014 -- Utah Museum of Fine Art, painting while being interviewed byDoug Fabrizio of KUER.
2014 -- Portrait Society of America, Portrait competition exhibit, DC
2013 -- Portrait Society of America, Portrait competition exhibit, Atlanta
2012 -- Annual Figurative Invitational, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2012 -- Spiritual and Religious Show, Springville Museum of Art, UT
2010 – “Hard Times” Group show, Springville Museum, Ut , The Butler, NYC
2010 – Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salon show, Springville, Utah
2009 – Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salon show, Springville, Utah
2008 – Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salon show, Springville, Utah
2008 – Monet to Picasso, Featured Living Artist Invitational. June 21-31, 2008,Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
2008 – Art Hamptons, New York. July 11-14, 2008 International Juried ArtExhibition, Bridgehampton, New York.
2007 – Springville Museum’s Annual Spring Salon show, Springville, Utah
2007 – Solo Show. Williams Fine Art. Salt Lake City, Utah
2007 – Solo Show. Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
2007 – Solo Show. Oct. 1-31, 2007, Springville Museum of Art, Salt Lake City,Utah
2007 – The Bridge Fair, London. Oct. 11-14, 2007 International Juried ArtExhibition. New York, New York.
2006 – Martin and Willey Handcart Company. Lee Groberg production Exhibit,Museum of Utah Art and History. Salt Lake City Utah
2006 – US Artists. American fine art show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2006 -- Springville Museum Annual Religions Show, Salt Lake City, Utah
2006 – International LDS Church Art Exhibition. Museum of Church Art and ArtHistory. Salt Lake City, Utah
2005 – Solo Show. Williams Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
2005 – Spiritual Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
2005 – Solo Show. Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
2005 – Emerging Artists 05 National Exhibition. Showcasing tomorrow’s Masters,Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona.
2004 – Holiday Group Show. Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2004 – Group Modern Art Show. Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
2004 -- Spring Salon. Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
2003 – Floor to Ceiling. Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2003 – Collector’s Show and Sale. Williams Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
2003 – Product of Emotion. Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2003 – World-wide Art Exhibition, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, Utah
2002 – In and Out Group Show. MJW Fine Art, Newport Beach, California
2002 – Snapshots Group Show. MJW Fine Art, Newport Beach, California
2002 – Three Young Artists. Utah Arts Counsel, Rio Grande Gallery, Salt LakeCity, Utah
2002 – Two Artists Show. Williams Fine Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
2002 – Group Show, Animals. Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2001 – Group Show. Magpies Nest Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2001 – University of Utah student show. Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2001 – Portrait Unveiling. Salt Lake City’s Assistant Attorney General. SaltLake City Capital Building, Utah
2001 – Magpies Nest Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2001 – Group Show, Furniture and Paintings. Artisan Gallery, Salt Lake City,Utah

Selected Collections

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Senator Mitt and Ann Romney
John Huntsman Sr,
Senator Gordan Smith
Springville Museum of Art

Selected publications/press

--  Sept. 2016- American portrait Society of America blog-  "Three Other Reasons to Put Away Your Camera,     

Spirit, Growth and Fulfillment" Read Full Article
--   Aug/Sept 2016- Western Art and Architecture Magazine, "Beyond Skin Deep" (page 157)
--  (Book) "Lessons in Classical Painting" by Juliette Aristides, Published 2016 
--  (Book/Catalog) "Paint Guide" Published 2016
--  (Book) "The Heart Of Vanitas" by Rodney O'dell Davis. Published 2016
--  May 2014- International Artist Magazine, "Art of the Portrait, Face to Face", (page 30-31)
--  Jetset Magazine, "An Inspired Artist" 2013 READ HERE
--  International Artist Magazine, "15th Annual Award Winners Showcase", Oct/Nov, 2013 
--  International Artist Magazine, "An Annual Celebration of the Arts" Sept/Oct, 2013
--  Nashville Arts Magazine, "Jeff Hein: Classical to Contemporary" October 8, 2013
--  Ensign Magazine, Inside cover image, October 2012--  LDS world wide televised general conference, painting displayed, October 2012
--  Fine Art Connoisseur, "When Artists Paint Hard Times, Tracy M. Fieldsted, 2010
--  Micah Christensen Review of "Consumed" 2010
--  86rd Annual Spring Salon Catalog, Cover Image,  Springville Museum of Art, 2010
--  Salt Lake Tribune, Sunday,  By Ben Fulton, November 22, 2009
--  Art Calender , "Jeffrey Hein's Twist on the Classical  Atelier, 2009
--  Art Calender , cover image, 2009
--  83rd Annual Spring Salon Catalog, cover Image,  Springville Museum of Art, 2007
--  Ensign Magazine, Inside cover image, January 2007
--  Ensign Magazine, cover image, June 2007 
--  Springville Museum review of Solo Show, Sept. 2007 
--  American Art Collector "Revealing Design Through the Figure"June 2007
--  American Art Collector, Cover image, November 2007
--  Deseret News, "Finding his Way" by Devon Jackson, October 2006
--  Salt Lake Trubune, "Drawn to the Essence", 2006
--  American Art Collector, "Life Sized Paintings Provide a Contemporary Twist to   Traditional Portraiture" October 2005
--  Deseret Morning News, "Raising of Lazarus, Artist finds personal inspiration in Bible stories", Sara Elizabeth Payne, December 30 2005
--  LDS Church News, Glorify God in Art, By Jason Swensen, Jan 29,2005
--  Southwest Art, "Artists to Watch", by Bonnie Gangelhoff, Oct. 2005
--  Ensign Magazine, cover image, Aug. 2005
--  Art and Antiques, "Closer Look, Traveling with the Stars: Jeffrey Hein Packs for the Journey" By John T. Spike, 2005
--  Salt Lake Tribune "A Fresh Face Makes a Splash", by Brandon Griggs, Oct. 16, 2005
--  Ensign Magazine, Inside cover image, May 2004
--  Ensign Magazine, cover image, October 2004
--  Deseret News, "Next Michelangelo?, Two Artists Show Promise" by Dave Gagon, 2002
--  15 bytes, "Jeff Hein, Portrait of a Man as a Young Artist" Interview with Sean Rossiter, 2002

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