Curriculum Vitae

Erika Heffernan

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Exhibits and Publications

2024 398 Days – Solo Exhibition – JAG Gallery – Key West FL

Solo Exhibition 33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show presented by MartinArts -Stuart, FL

Shadow & Light – A Juried Art Exhibition -Key West Museum of Art & History – Key West, FL

The Focal Plane – Collaborative Exhibition -Florida Keys Council of the Arts – Key West FL

Finalist – Nature’s Wonder – Ten Moir Gallery – Day 165

2023 Selected Merit Award -Abstract – Upward Gallery -Last Aisle Second Shelf

Selected Finalist for The Photo Review 2023 Landscapes -Day 165

Breath -CICA Museum – Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Electric Knights -Orlando Museum of Art – FL

From a Women’s Hand- Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House

New Horizons Landscapes 2023 6th Annual Juried Exhibition-3 Square Art-Fort Collins, CO

Small Works Show – JAG Galley – Key West FL

Making Waves: Waterscapes in Art – Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

Mango Madness The Studios of Key West -FL

Kinetic- Cultural Center of Cape Cod, MA

2022-23 Art Builds Community Grant $7,500.00. “Finding Inspiration in Isolation”

2022 Members Show The Studios of Key West -FL

Jag Gallery Small Works Show -Key West -FL

Mango Madness The Studios of Key West -FL

Goulston & Storrs Law – Boston, MA DeCordova Lending

Carriage House – Lincoln, MA DeCordova Lending

2021 Light Space and Time 11th Annual “SeaScapes” Competition – Placed 9th of 590 entries

Members Show The Studios of Key West -FL

Mango Madness The Studios of Key West -FL

2020 Athens Digital Arts Festival European Heritage Days Event – Athens, Greece

Cell Phone-Juried Exhibition – JAG Gallery Key West, FL

2019  Mango Madness The Studios of Key West -FL

On the Wall Off the Wall Effusion Gallery – Key West, FL

Innosight LLC -Lexington, MA  DeCordova Lending

Rubius Therapeutics- Cambridge, MA DeCordova Lending

2018  Colliers International – Boston, MA DeCordova Lending

Crestwood Advisors Group LLC – Boston, MA 2017   Alnylam Pharmaceuticals – Cambridge, MA  DeCordova Lending

Tower Hill Botanical Garden-Boylston, MA DeCordova Lending

2016    Legends: The Next Generation University of Central Florida Gallery-Orlando FL

Human Library -Heavener School of  Business University of Florida- Gainesville FL 

2015    Gutierrez Company- Burlington MA  DeCordova Lending              

 Martignetti- Norwood, MA DeCordova Lending         

2014   Athens Video Art Festiva  International Video and New Media Festival 10th Anniversary Athens, Greece

2012   Videoholica 2012 International Video Art Festival -5th Edition Varna, Bulgari  Special Selection Finalist Juried Exhibition 

Miscommunication and the Human Condition- The Gallery at Industria Studios- Tucson, AZ

Push Pull Play – Target Gallery Torpedo Factory – Alexandria, VA

University of Virginia  Niche Exhibition

2011   Eclectic Knights III-1st Thursday Orlando Museum of Art-Orlando,FL

Re Learning to Learn- Booksmart Studios-Rochester, NY

Scientia Advisors-Cambridge MA  DeCordova Lending MA . DeCordova Lending

2010 TOUCH  Group Exhibition-WORK·DETROIT-Detroit MI

We Make Art  Group Exhibition Hungerford gallery-Rochester NY

Honors Show  Group Exhibition SPAS Gallery-Rochester NY

2009 The Gutierrez Company-Burlington MA  DeCordova Lending

Back Bay Events-Boston MA  DeCordova Lending

Converge SPAS Gallery-Rochester NY

2008 Gumpertz & Heger Inc-Boston MA  DeCordova Lending

Creative Financial Staffing-Boston MA  DeCordova Lending

2007 High Vista Strategies-Boston MA  DeCordova Lending

Post Baccalaureate Thesis Show-Boston MA

Blue Marble Gallery-Waterville ME

2006604800 Second-School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston MA 2005 Observations- Galaxy-Winter Park FL

2004 Perspectives-University of Central Florida-Orlando FL

2001 Moot Articles-University of Southern Maine-Portland ME


2010 Rochester Institute of Technology-Media Café collection-Rochester NY

2007-Present DeCordova Museum-Lending Artist-Lincoln MA

2005 University of Central Florida-Private collection-Orlando FL

Work Experience

2017-Present  Consultant Regional Manager RCS Training Key West FL

2019-2022 Box Office Manager – The Studios of Key West Key West FL 

2001-2020 Walt Disney World® VIP Guest Relations Tour Guide-Lake Buena Vista, FL

2017- 2019 Program Manger -Florida Keys Outreach Coalition

2015-2016 Engagement Specialist-Training and Recruitment – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2013-1-2015   Residence Hall Director- Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2011-2013  Residence Coordinator- Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2010-2013 Instructor of Record-Rochester Institute of Technology-Rochester, NY

2010 Gallery Assistant-Rochester Institute of Technology-Rochester, NY

2007 Teaching Assistant-School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, MA

2007 Lab Monitor-School of the Museum of Fine Art-Boston, MA


2011 Masters of Fine Art Imaging Arts-Rochester Institute of Technology-Rochester, NY Thesis Topic: “Re-Learning to Learn” Disabilities’ in the fine art how creative minds work

2007 Post Baccalaureate-The School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, MA

2004 Bachelor of Arts-University of Central Florida-Orlando, FL

Concentration in Photography and Ceramics-Minor in Film

1995-2008 Certified: First Aid and CPR Certified

Languages: French and American Sign Language Beginner Level

Leadership Activities and Accomplishments

2022 Selected for Art in Public Places

2014-2017 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – Collation for Disabilities — Directorate Chair

2010-2011  President Graduate Photo Association-Rochester Institute of Technology-Rochester, NY 2010 Imaging Arts Merit Scholarship Award-Rochester Institute of Technology-Rochester, NY 

2003-PresentTrainer -Walt Disney World ®-Lake Buena Vista, FL

2007-PresentWalt Disney World ® VoluntEARS-Lake Buena Vista, FL

1988-PresentGirl Scout Gold Award on Teaching Art-Augusta, ME