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Ric Heitzman is a Los Angeles based artist who has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Vancouver, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Houston.

In daily studio practice Ric draws, paints and builds sculpture as well as making animated short films. Ric is Professor Emeritus of Woodbury University.

Before teaching, he directed and designed animated and live-action series for Cartoon Network, Children’s Television Workshop, CBS-TV and Fox-TV. Ric has voiced characters and performed puppetry for films and television, most notably on Peewee’s Playhouse. He has been awarded 4 EMMY awards for Co-Production Design, Art Direction and Title Design. More of Ric’s art can be viewed at