“Both a multi-faceted spin on the pervasive selfie and an erudite capsule of feminist history” - Riot Material
The level of detail and her use of color is enough for any art lover to be drawn to Julie Heffernan's works. But the fact her paintings pack so much cultural significance and a feminist viewpoint makes them even more special.
“In Hunter Gatherer Herffernan unmasks misogynistic power struggles, offering a path for reexamination and an opportunity to honor women who have been misrepresented or excluded from this visual history.” - P.P.O.W Press Release
“The fictional galleries almost exclusively hang portraits of iconic women, including the likes of Gloria Steinem, Virginia Wolf, Rosa Parks, Nina Simone, Meryl Streep, Carolee Schneemann, and Joni Mitchell, while the scrolls primarily present details from Old-Master paintings as well as journalistic and cinematic images.” - The Art Critical
“Recent movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have re-invigorated the feminist critique of the heterosexual male gaze in western art history.” - The Art Critical
Notable Exhibition Press
She's represented by the following galleries:
P.P.O.W. Gallery New York, NY
Catharine Clark Gallery San Francisco, CA
Mark Moore Gallery Culver City, CA
Heffernan currently lives and works in New York, New York and is a professor of art and design at Montclaire University.