Julie Heffernan is Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University in New Jersey and Co-Director of the MFA in Studio Art. Her highly imaginative and thoughtfully provocative oil paintings are represented by PPOW Gallery (New York), Catharine Clark Gallery (San Francisco); and Mark Moore Gallery (Los Angeles). Heffernan writes and edits for her blog Painters on Paintings and has published reviews and articles for major magazines and publishing houses. Her current solo exhibition when the water rises is on view at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art until the 30th of December, 2018. Mayday was included in the 2018 exhibition Natural Proclivities at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (curated by Kim Power and Melanie Vote).