Erika Heffernan was born in Augusta, Maine, USA 1981 and currently lives and works in Stony Brook University in NY. She received her BA at University of Central Florida, earned her Post Baccalaureate from School of the Museum Fine Arts Boston and graduated with her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work explores the conceptual side of learning and new understandings. Erika is an international shown artist as a Special Selection Finalist of the 2012 Videoholica Festival in Bulgaria. She is a DeCordova Museum Lending Artist and her work has been exhibited widely throughout the Boston area in addition to WORK•DETROIT, Booksmart Studios, the University of Virginia, and 1st Thursdays Orlando Museum of Art.