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artist , educator , writer

Nadine Verdan Heller, American artist, writer, educator. Recipient Jakobson award for fiction Wesleyan University/Wesleyan Writers Conference, 1995; Elizabeth Foundation for Arts grantee, 1994-1995; Artists' Fellowship fellow, 1995.


Heller, Nadine Verdan was born on February 26, 1959 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Irving and Vera (Resnikoff) Heller.


Bachelor in Comparative Literature, Brooklyn College, 1984. Masters Diploma, New York Academy Art, 1987. Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1989.


Adjunct Professor fine arts and English,, Boricua College, New York City, 1993-1995; Adjunct Professor fine arts and English,, Touro College, New York City, 1994-1998; instructor, arts coordinator, Touro College, New York City, since 1998. Member of advisory board Discoveries, New York City, 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited works at 450 Gallery, New York City, New York Academy Art, Grace Harkin Gallery, New York, Fourth World/A.W.O.W., New York City, 1996, Gallery 313, New York City, numerous others. Artist-curator New York Soho Biennial '95. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Involved in campaign for a pilot crisis center to serve people affected by episodic forms of mental illness. Member New York Artists Equity, National Aliance for the Mentally Ill, Friends of Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Lambda.


Married Scott Pellnat. 1 child, Saskia Vera Heller Pellnat.

Irving Heller

Vera (Resnikoff) Heller

Scott Pellnat

Saskia Vera Heller Pellnat Heller