Nathan Heilman, "More Than Nothing," (2019).

Project Room No. 3:

Nathan Heilman

Project Room No. 3: Nathan Heilman


BCA Studio Resident Nathan Heilman takes over the BCA Mills Gallery Project Room space. This is the third installation of our new Project Room Exhibition Series at the BCA Mills Gallery, which features work by BCA Studio Residency Artists, artists who have studios and are part of a three-year residency in our Artist Studios Building.


Public Programs

Opening Reception

Friday, December 16 | 6–9pm

During the public reception for Project Room No. 3: Nathan Heilman, visitors will also be able to see Mimi Bai: HIDE AND SEE  in the main gallery space. The BCA Artist Studios Building will also be open for exploration. Visit any and all four floors next door and visit some BCA studio residents and their studios. Please RSVP.

Artist Statement

In my work, I explore those moments that exist in the periphery of our storytelling.  Those quiet exchanges that occur when we’re disarmed by the comfort and familiarity of our own domestic space.  Often using materials found on the battlefield, which come imbued with a specific history, in juxtaposition to those found within the everyday domestic, I create art that maintains essential truths while simultaneously questioning autobiography and authenticity.  The means are, necessarily, minimal as I seek to create a balance of physical tension while working materials that are seemingly at rest.

Born in Everett, WA, Nathan Heilman is a Boston-based artist. After serving more than a decade in the Marine Corps at the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, he pursued the arts receiving degrees in poetry, which he credits for his sculptural edits, as well as studio arts and is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MFA 2020).  Nathan is currently a Studio Resident at Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

Nathan Heilman, BCA Studio Resident