• Art + Design

Julia Hechtman

Associate Teaching Professor

Julia Hechtman is a visual artist who makes works dealing with issues of agency and control, absence and presence, real-time experience in her multi-faceted studio practice. The natural world features prominently in her works, which has allowed her to travel extensively, and to contemplate the familiar in new ways. Her favorite place to go is Iceland, and for the past several years she has been taking students there for an immersive and intense video production Dialogue of Civilization. She received her MFA from University of Illinois at Chicago, and her BFA from Syracuse University. In addition to art-making, Julia is a certified yoga teacher and is working on her Masters in Applied Nutrition. She has been selected to do the Arctic Circle artist residency on a tall ship in Svalbard for 2020.


  • MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests

  • Installation
  • Photography
  • Video