About Julie Heffernan
Julie Heffernan’s oil-on-canvas compositions recall Pieter Brueghel and Hieronymous Bosch in their intricate detail and allegorical overtone. Richly pigmented and realistically rendered, her imagery is fantastical—cratered meteors, tiny decapitated heads, vine-tangled trees, creatures with glittering white teeth—combining to create bizarre worlds that look like illustrations of an imaginary cosmology. A professor of fine arts at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Heffernan has paintings in museums across the country and has exhibited everywhere from Tokyo to Paris to Kalamazoo.
American, b. 1956, Peoria, Illinois, based in Brooklyn, New York