CJ Heyliger is a photo-based artist whose work assesses the veracity of the photographic image in relation to human perception and experience. His work has been exhibited internationally including The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, The Portland Museum of Art in Portland, OR, The Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, OH, The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Geste in Paris, France. CJ received a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015 and a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2006. He is represented by Gallery Luisotti in Los Angeles.


University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA. MFA Fine Art, 2015.
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Boston, MA. BFA Photography, 2006.

Awards and Exhibitions: 

You Are Here: California Photography Now - curated by Eve Schillo. Millard Sheets Art Center. Pomona, CA

                  Ansel Adams In Our Time. de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA

                 Crossing the Line - curated by Guusje Sanders and Alexandro Segade. University Art Gallery at San Diego State University. San Diego, CA

                 Five Southern California Landscapes: John Divola, Christina Fernandez, CJ Heyliger, Ron Jude, and Mark Ruwedel. Gallery Luisotti. Los Angeles, CA

VVVVVVVVVVVVV. Gallery Luisotti. Los Angeles, CA

                 Under the Sun and the Moon. Humble Arts Foundation. New York, NY

                 Golden Hour: California Photography from LACMA. Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

VVVVVVVVVVVVViewing Room. Gallery Luisotti. Los Angeles CA

                Golden Hour: California Photography from LACMA. Museum of Art and History. Lancaster, CA

                Golden Hour: California Photography from LACMA. Riverside Art Museum. Riverside, CA

                Ansel Adams in Our Time. Portland Museum of Art. Portland, OR

Ansel Adams In Our Time.  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, AR

                reCONNECTION.  Lunder Arts Center. Cambridge, MA

Ansel Adams In Our Time. Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA

                 In Case You Missed It. Gallery Luisotti. Los Angeles, CA

                 Binary / Non-Binary. GESTE. Paris, France

                 SWAMP THING. Space Gallery. Portland, ME

Nomination, Prix Pictet          

               Boundless: A California Invitational. San Diego Museum of Photography. San Diego, CA.

                The Sun Placed in the Abyss - Curated by Drew Sawyer. Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, OH

                LUX: The Radiant Sea. Yancey Richardson Gallery. New York, NY

    Dead West, Gallery Luisotti.  Los Angeles, CA

                Other Stars.  Norton Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

                Winner of Young California Photographer Award. Paris Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA

                INTRODUCING!  Paris Photo LA. Los Angeles, CA

                El Mirage.  New Wight Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

MFA Preview Exhibition. New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

All Visual Boston. Spectacle. Boston, MA

30 under 30. Arsenal Center for the Arts. Watertown, MA

                SWAMP THING. Bodega. Philadelphia, PA

Chain Letter. Samsøn Projects. Boston, MA


VVVVVVVVVVVVV V.2 - Sun System Press - 2022

VVVVVVVVVVVVV - Sun System Press - 2021

27 L.A. Photographers - LACMA Collator - 2018

The Sun Placed in the Abyss - Columbus Museum of Art - 2016

Boundless - Museum of Photographic Arts - 2016

Phases Magazine - August 2015

Hell Mirage - June 2015

Esquire Magazine - May 2015

Self Publish, Be Happy - April 2015

Unless You Will - Issue 30 - May 2014

Phases Magazine - August 2013

Ain’t Bad Magazine - July 2013

CANOPY - Sun System Press - Spring 2013

Pyramid Geometry - Sun System Press - Summer 2012

Dream of Pines - Sun System Press - Spring 2011


Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Capital Group Corporate Collection

JP Morgan Corporate Collection