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Julia Hechtman

Julia Hechtman is a visual artist who makes works focusing on the balance of absence and presence, life and death, and real-time and memoried 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 the Arctic. In 2019, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Reykjavik at Lístaháskolí Íslands, where she pursued her research into the roles of landscape and memory in identity production. In 2024 she will be going to Svalbard on a two week residency on a tall ship.


Art + Design


  • MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BFA, Syracuse University


  • Fulbright Scholar, 2018-2019

Research Focus

  • Personal Narrative
  • Landscape
  • Experimental approaches to video and photography

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