American painter Julie Heffernan is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She received a B.F.A., at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art. Heffernan is a Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She is represented by PPOW Gallery in New York City, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, CA; and Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. She is married to Jonathan Kalb, chair of the Theater Department at Hunter College and theater critic, author of "Great Lengths". Heffernan is the mother of two sons: Oliver, the eldest, and Sam.
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.