Hernease earned her M.F.A from the International Center of Photography - Bard College. Her current body of work uses photograms, cyanotypes, performance and craft to emphasize self-care through the artistic process. The solo exhibition of her series, A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development) opened at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY in May, 2018. Her work was selected for Photography Now 2016 at the Center of Photography at Woodstock and was included in The Surface of Things at the Houston Center for Photography, an exhibition featuring photographers working with camera-less techniques. She has also exhibited with the International Center of Photography, Foley Gallery, Rush Arts, Java Project and Spaceworks as an Nfinit Foundation Artist-In-Residence. Hernease is on faculty at the Visual Studies Workshop and has served as a Visiting Lecturer at ICP-Bard where she lead a course exploring empathy through art practice. She is currently a 2019-2020 SHIFT Artist-In-Residence at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City.