Image: JULIE HEFFERNAN, Self Portrait as Luminous Body, 2004
Check out the essay on the work of Julie Heffernan titled “A Call to Action” by Kelli Scott Kelly on ARTSY at:
Kelli Scott Kelley is a professor of painting at Louisiana State University. Kelley received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She authored a book featuring her narrative artwork, entitled Accalia and the Swamp Monster, in 2014. Her work as been exhibited both nationally and internationally is featured in the permanent collections of the LSU Museum of Art, Tyler Museum of Art, and the Eugenia Summer Gallery.
This essay appears in the exhibition catalogue, When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan, to accompany a exhibition of Heffernan’s work organized by the LSU Museum of Art with LSU School of Art and LSU College of Art + Design. When the Water Rises will travel to several venues through early 2019. More information can be found at: http://www.lsumoa.org/julie-heffernan/
Julie Heffernan (b. 1956, Illinois) received her MFA from Yale School of Art (CT), and has been exhibiting widely for the past two decades. Selected exhibitions include those at The Korean Biennial (Korea), Weatherspoon Art Gallery (NC), Tampa Museum Of Art (FL), Knoxville Museum Of Art (TN), Columbia Museum Of Art (SC), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), The New Museum (NY), The Norton Museum (FL), The American Academy Of Arts And Letters (NY), Kohler Arts Center (WI), The Palmer Museum Of Art (PA), National Academy Of Art (NY), Mcnay Art Museum (TX), Herter Art Gallery (MA), Mint Museum (NC) and Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VA), Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK) among numerous others. Her work has also been acquired by many of the institutions listed above.