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Julie Heffernan

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2007-08
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Julie Heffernan
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Apr 3 2008 - Apr 19 2008
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Apr 4 2008 - May 31 2008
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Julie Heffernan
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Julie Heffernan is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She received her MFA in painting and printmaking at Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1985, and her BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981. Heffernan has been exhibiting her paintings actively throughout the United States since 1988 when she had her first solo exhibition at Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery in New York City. In 2008-2009 she will be having solo exhibitions at the Megumi Ogita Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, CA; the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; and the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Heffernan shows regularly with PPOW Gallery in New York City and the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Her solo exhibition entitled “Booty” was on display in October 2007 at the PPOW Gallery. In 2007, she also participated in a number of group exhibitions including “Old School” at Hauser and Wirth in London and New York City; “Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life” at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, NY; and “More is More; Maximalist Tendencies in Recent American Painting” at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts in Talahassee, FL. In 2006, she was included in the exhibition “New Old Masters,” curated by Donald Kuspit at the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.

In 2005-2006, Heffernan’s work was the focus of a traveling museum exhibition at the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, NC; the Columbia Museum in Columbia, SC; and the Albany Art Museum in Albany, NY. She also had solo exhibitions at PPOW Gallery in New York City and Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan; and participated in group shows at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA; the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX; the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, CA; and Tucson Art Museum in Tucson, AZ. In 2004 she had solo exhibitions at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC and John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI, as well as Paul Kopeikin Gallery in LA, CA and Peter Miller Gallery in Chicago. She was also invited to participate in numerous group shows including “Enchantment” at Wave Hill in New York, NY; “About Painting” at the Tang Musem at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; the “179th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art” at the National Academy Museum in New York City and “Garden of Earthly Delights” at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. In 2003 she had solo exhibitions at PPOW Gallery and Littlejohn Contemporary in NYC and at the Herter Gallery at UMass in Amherst. Over the years Heffernan has participated in numerous group shows, including “The New VMFA: Collecting for the Future” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, “Women and Self-Representation in Contemporary Art” at the Palmer Museum of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA in 2003; the “Invitational Exhibition” at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City in 2002; and “The Figure: Another Side of Modernism,” at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at the Snug Harbor Art Center on Staten Island in 2000.

Heffernan has received a number of grants and fellowships over the years including a Thomas R. Proctor Prize from the National Academy Museum in New York City, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (NYFA), a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and a Fulbright-Hayes Grant to West Berlin.

Heffernan’s work has been published and reviewed in major newspapers and periodicals including: The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Observer, The New York Sun, Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Flash Art, Harpers, The Chicago Tribune and Art and Auction.

Works: 
Solo Shows

2006
University Art Museum, University at Albany, Everything That Rises, Albany, NY
Traveled to: Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; and Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
P•P•O•W Gallery, Heaven and Hell, New York, NY
Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003
P•P•O•W Gallery, New York, NY
Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
2002
Linda Durham Gallery, Galisteo, NM
James David Brooks Gallery, Fairmont State College, School of Fine Arts, The Divine Fruit, curated by Deanna Bland, Fairmount, WV
2001
P•P•O•W Gallery, New York, NY
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
Kwangju Biennale, Curated by Tom Finklepearl, Kwangju, Korea
1999
P•P•O•W Gallery and Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
1998
Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
Allegheny College Gallery, Meadville, PA
1996
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1994
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY; Catalogue
Inside Out, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
1993
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
1992
Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
1989
Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York, NY
Doreen Young Gallery, Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA
1988
Berlin-New York, Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York, NY


Group Shows

2006
P•P•O•W Gallery, PULSE Art Fair, Miami, FL
Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Transformative Portraits: Altered Identities in Contemporary Art, Easton, PA
Contemporary Art Galleries
University of Connecticut, Figuring the Landscape, Storrs, CT
Mike Weiss Gallery, Realm of the Spirit, New York, NY
Trierenberg Art, New Art. New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson, New York, NY
Traun, Austria
National Museum in Gdansk, New Old Masters, curated by Donald Kuspit, Gdansk, Poland
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery- The Art Students League of New York, Why the Nude?, New York, NY.
Neuberger Museum, Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, curated by Dede Young, Purchase, NY
2005
Mike Weiss Gallery, Entourage, New York, NY
Billy Shire Fine Arts, Visitors from the East, Los Angeles, CA
Catharine Clark Gallery, Social Insecurity: the future ain’t what it used to be, San Francisco, CA
DFN Gallery, DFN Animal Tales, New York, NY
Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Then as Now, Wilkes, PA
Abington Art Center, Trouble in Paradise, curated by Amy Lipton, Jenkintown, PA
Georgia Museum of Art, High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Theater of the Melancholic Sublime, curated by Michael Duncan, Athens, GA
Traveled to: McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2004
P•P•O•W, 21, New York, NY
Schmidt Center Gallery, Florica Atlantic University, Me, Myself and I, Boca Raton, FL
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, About Painting, curated by Ian Berry, Skidmore College, Saratoga Sprints, NY
Van Brunt Gallery, Trouble in Paradise, curated by Amy Lipton, New York, NY
National Academy, Museum and School of Fine Arts, The 179th Annual, New York, NY
New York Academy of Art, She’s Not There, curated by Catherine Howe, New York, NY
Massachusetts College of Art, Earthly Delights, curated by Lisa Tung; Boston, MA
2003
Palmer Museum, Penn State University, Women and Self-Representation in Contemporary Art, State College, PA
DFN Gallery, People, Places & Things, New York, NY
White Box Gallery, Woman on Woman, New York, NY
DFN Gallery, The 'Burbs, New York, NY
2002
Kohler Arts Center, Masquerade, Sheboygan, MI
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
P•P•O•W, Social Landscape, New York, NY
Auckland Art Museum, Collecting Contemporary Art: A Community Dialogue, Chapel Hill, NC
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Snapshot, Ridgefield, CT
Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, Pixerina WITCHERINA, curated by Bill Congers of Illinois State University, Normal, NC, Winston-Salem, NC; Catalogue
2001
Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Hall, Yale University School of Art Alumni Show, New Haven, CT
Carl Hammer Gallery, Of Dreams and Dreamers, Chicago, IL
P•P•O•W, I Love New York Benefit, New York, NY
First Street Gallery, Invited!, New York, NY
University Galleries, University of Illinois, PixerinaWitcherina, Normal, IL
2000
Contemporary Museum, Snapshot, Baltimore, MD
Samuel P. Harn Museum, The Swamp, On the Edge of Eden, Gainesville, FL
The Art Museum at Florida International University, American Art Today: Fantasies and Curiosities, curated by Dahlia Morgan, Miami, FL
P•P•O•W, Nude + Narrative, New York, NY
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Art Center, The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, curated by Lily Wei, Staten Island, NY
Art in General, Private Worlds, curated by Joan Semmel, New York, NY
Artemesia Gallery, Re-configuring the Heroic, Chicago, NY
Kwangju Biennale 2000, Self-Portraiture, curated by Tom Finkelpearl, Kwangju, South Korea
Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Looking Back, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Katonah Museum, What Goes Around Comes Around, curated by Barbara Bloemink, Katonah, NY
Adam Baumgold Fine Art, Quirky, New York, NY
Susquehana Art Museum, curated by Sean Mellyn, Harrisburg, PA
The Hudson River Museum, Animal Artifice, Yonkers, NY
1999
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Beyond the Millennium, Brattleboro, VT
Hidell Brooks Gallery, Food for Thought, Charlotte, NC
Rockford Art Museum, And Everything Nice, curated by Phyllis Bramson, Rockford, IL
Bard College, The Fisher Arts Center, Distilled Life, curated by Medrie MacPhee, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Food for Thought, Summit, NJ
Painting Center, Figuratively Speaking, New York, NY
DFN Gallery, Road Show, New York, NY
Mi Qui Modern Art Workshop, Shanghai University, Montclair State University Faculty Exhibition, Shangai, China
1998
Phoenix Art Museum, Heroic Painting, Phoenix, AZ, and Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
New Museum, Annual Art Auction and Exhibition, New York, NY
Norton Museum, Animal as Muse, West Palm Beach, FL
David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO
Tory Folliard Gallery, Mysterious Presences, Milwaukee, WI
Elise Goodheart Gallery, Flora, Sag Harbor, NY
P•P•O•W, May Day, curated by Carrie Mae Weems, New York, NY
P•P•O•W, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
Art Miami, P•P•O•W, New York, NY
1997
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, and Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century
The Rotunda Gallery, The Press of my Foot to the Earth Springs a Hundred Affections, curated by Byron Kim, New York, NY
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, In Memory of Pleasure, curated by Andrea Inselmann, Sheboygan, WI
California Center for the Arts Museum, Tabletops: Morandi to Mapplethorpe, curated by Reesey Shaw, Escondido, CA
The Art Museum, Florida International University, American Art Today: The Garden, curated by Dahlia Morgan, Miami, FL
1996
Orlando Museum of Art, Collectors Choice, Orlando, FL
Palo Alto Cultural Center, The Mythic Narrative, curated by Signe Mayfield, Palo Alto, CA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Works on Paper, Greensboro, NC
Winston-Wachter Fine Art, The Classics Revisited, New York, NY
University of New Hampshire, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Durham, NH
SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art), Heroic Painting: Bo Barlett, Vincent Desiderio, Walton Ford, Lawrence Gipe, Julie Heffernan, Komar and Melamid, Mark Tansey, curated by Susan Lubowski, Winston-Salem, NC;
Traveled to: Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1995
Art in Embassies Program, Prague, Czech Republic
Littlejohn Contemporary, Virtual Reality at the Armory, New York, NY
Leedy Voulkos Gallery, 10th Annual Summer Invitational, Kansas City, MO
David Beitzel Gallery, Insight, New York, NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Inside Out, Ridgefield, CT
1994
California Center for the Arts, Widlife, curated by Reesey Shaw (with Nauman, Butterfield, Koons, Roller-Wilson, and others), Escondido, CA
Olga Dollar Gallery, Miniatures, San Francisco, CA
Peter Miller Gallery, Paper, Chicago, IL
Littlejohn/Sternau, Opening Pandora, New York, NY
1993
Center on Contemporary Art, Urgent Nostalgia, curated by Prudence F. Roberts (with Desiderio, Gipe, Innerst, Joan Nelson), Seattle, WA
University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, Interior Outlook, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Littlejohn/Sternau, Timothy Hawkesworth and Julie Heffernan, New York, NY
1992
Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, Six Painters, New York, NY
Art in General, The Salon Show, New York, NY
The Aspen Art Museum, Pools, Aspen, CO
1991
Indiana University Art Museum, Science and Art, Bloomington, IN
Helander Gallery, New York, NY
Stuart Levy Gallery and Helander Gallery, Pools, exhibition included Barlett, Clemente, Hockney, Fischl, New York, NY
1990
Norton Museum, Pools, West Palm Beach, FL
AM Gallery, Pools, Moscow, USSR
Modus Vivendi Gallery, Pools, Zurich, Switzerland
Helander Gallery, New York, NY
1989
Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, Judith Foosaner, Julie Heffernan, Jim Morphesis, New York, NY
Helander Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, New York, NY
Arkansas Arts Center and State Museum, Works on Paper Annual Exhibition, Little Rock, AR
The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, The Figure Revisited, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
The West Publishing Company Travelling exhibition, Art & The Law, St. Paul, MN
Art in General, Visionary Landscapes, New York, NY
1988
Helander Gallery, East Side/West Side---Artists from Two Coasts, Palm Beach, FL
P.S.1/Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Special Projects Installation, Long Island City, NY
P.S.1, Baro-co-cO, New York, NY
Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, Billboards, New York, NY
1987-88
P.S.1/Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Grantees Exhibition, Long Island City, NY
Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY
DiLaurenti Gallery, Gallery Artists, New York, NY
1987
Littlejohn-Smith Gallery, New York, NY
DiLaurenti Gallery, Avant Garde, New York, NY
DiLaurenti Gallery, Works on Paper, New York, NY
1986
DiLaurenti Gallery, Fresh, New York, NY
1985
Scaf Art Gallery, Sharon, CT
Alpha Gallery, New Talent, Boston, MA
Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New Talent, New York, NY
1981
Cal State University at Sacramento Art Museum, California State Print Exhibition, Sacramento, CA
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