Pauline Chernichaw


Pauline Chernichaw’s Thoughts on “Beyond Water”

 Pauline Chernichaw’s minimal and pictorial photographic abstractions mirror infinitely shifting water scapes. The artist’s images evoke a sense of visual stimulation, emotive delight and spiritual meditation. By exploring the core of water’s life-force, Chernichaw illuminates and reveals her multi-layered perception and inherent connection to what is ‘beyond’ the visibly recognizable. Chernichaw’s observant eye gazes beyond the surface of the ocean, ponds, creeks and rivers visually immersing herself in fields of color, line and organic forms. Particularly notable is the artist’s detailed photograph “Water Series” #4”. The image flowingly plays with line, color and ethereal shapes of blue, red and yellow. In photographs “Water Series #12” and “Water Series #19”, the unstructured vertical and horizontal patterns delicately dissolve into otherworldly picture planes. Chernichaw’s two images “Highpoint” and “Bleaching” convey the arresting and explosive nature of water.

Pauline Chernichaw has participated in recent exhibitions including “Home” 440 Gallery, Park Slope Brooklyn NYC, “Ugly” at the Lazy Susan gallery,191 Henry St. NYC, “Beneath the Surface” at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA., “Women Under Siege” at Ceres Gallery, NYC, Galleria Ca’D’Oro, Chelsea, NYC and the Art Project, Jersey City, NJ. Chernichaw’s street photographs were included in the exhibitions “Wage On, Women, Art and Money”, the Women’s Caucus for Art and “A Womanhouse or a Roaming House” at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC. She curated the well-received exhibition “Out and Out” at Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NYC and is co-curating “Displacement: Women’s Journeys”, a group exhibition scheduled for 2018. You can see Pauline and her work online in the YouTube video “Breaking Surface” Galleria Ca’D’Oro” and “The Moment” on Vimeo.

Reviews and sighted publications include WhiteHot Magazine, The Nat’l Museum of Women Artists, Artforum, Photography Now,, Artslant Worldwide and, The NY Art Scene, The Village Voice, The Record, The New York Times and The Star Ledger.

Coming from an artistic family that included filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, Pauline Chernichaw studied painting at the University of Miami and Brooklyn College. She continued her studies at New York University and the Int’l Center of Photography where she studied with Mary Ellen Mark and Alex Webb. Her work can be found in private collections. The artist is an award-winning member of The Nat’l Assoc. of Women Artists.

Born in Germany, Pauline Chernichaw currently resides in the New York Metropolitan area.

Pauline Chernichaw
Tel: 201.503.9151
Mobile: 201.406.5455


Painting – Brooklyn College ● University of Miami ● Fairleigh Dickinson University
Photography – International Center of Photography ● New York University


2013“Threads Of Color – Three Person Exhibition – Hob’art Gallery, Hoboken NJ
“Four Word Progress” – City Hall, Curator Roland Ramos – Jersey City NJ
Photo-Surrealism – SMI Gallery, curator Jan Kounitz – Montclair NJ
“Sight Specific” – Ceres Gallery, New York NY
“On The Right Track’ – TRYVE LIE Gallery, Curator, Irene Christensen – New York NY
“Art Connections 9” – George Segal Gallery, Curator, Victor Davson – Montclair NJ
“State of the Art,- Studio Montclair, curator, Paterson Sims, Academy Square- Montclair NJ
“PechaKucha” at Montclair Art Museum – Curators, Martha Kelshaw & Patricia Selden-Montclair NJ
Half Cooked – Hob’art Gallery, Curator Ibou Ndoye – Hoboken NJ
2012“Interconnected” – Hob’Art Gallery – Three Person Show – Hoboken NJ
“Exposure” – Ceres Gallery – New York, NY
“Decadence” – Brennan Gallery, Curator, Willie Baez, Jersey City NJ
“On The Right Track” – Schaeffersgate 5 Gallery, Curator, Irene Christenson – Oslo Norway
“Rejoice” – Twentieth Annual Friends Exhibition – Ceres Gallery – New York, NY
“Spring Fling” – Williamsburg Art & Historical Center – Curator, Yuko Nii – Williamsburg, Bklyn NY
“Spring” – Midday Gallery – Curator, Anat Klebanov and N.A.W.A – Englewood NJ
“Atmosphere” – Lana Santorelli Gallery – Curator, Bess Sobota – Hoboken NJ
“The Female Eye” – Women Photographers of NJ – Brennan Gallery – Curators, Meredith Lippman and
Eileen Gaughan – Jersey City NJ
“Markings”– Watchung Art Center – Curators, Tom Egan and Liz Cohen – Watchung NJ
123rd N.A.W.A. Exhibition – Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery – New York NY – E.K. Gayner Award*
2011Bergen Community College – Painting Affiliates – Hackensack NJ
122nd N.A.W.A. Exhibition – Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery – New York NY – E. K. Gayner Award*
Bayer Health Care – Gallery Exhibition – Curator, Mariana Maldonado – Montville NJ
“Far and Wide”– The Third Annual Woodstock Regional – Curator, Patterson Sims – Woodstock NY
“Looking at the Costs of War through the Arts” – Puffin Foundation – Teaneck NJ
2010“Haitian Relief” – Tabla Rasa Gallery – SPArC, Sunset Park, Brooklyn NY
“Art Connections 6” – George Segal Gallery – Curator, Jerelle Krauss – Montclair NJ
24th Annual International Juried Show – Curator, Susan Kismaric, Visual Art Center of NJ – Summit NJ
2009Küf /Mold Exhibition – Invitational – Curator, Susan Batu – Rotterdam Netherlands
“Furthermore” – 8th Biennial Exhibition –Curator, Lilly Wei – A.I.R. Gallery – Brooklyn NY
“Art Connections 5” – George Segal Gallery – Curator, Patricia G. Selden – Montclair NJ
2008Küf /Mold Exhibition – Invitational – Curator, Susan Batu – Gallery Jan Colle, Gent Belgium
“Between Heaven & Earth 2008” – Curator, Eleanor Heartney – The College of New Jersey – Ewing NJ
2007“2007 New Jersey Arts Annual” – Curator, Jeffrey Wechsler – The Noyes Museum – Oceanville NJ
2006“Visual Literacy”- Invitational – 2006 European Council of International Studies – Nice France
“Works on Paper” –Weiner Library – FDU – Teaneck NJ – BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY*
”Small Impressions” – Printmaking Council of NJ – Somerville NJ
“Art Connects” – Fort Lee Museum , Fort Lee NJ – BEST IN SHOW*
“Redefining the Figure” – Belskie Museum – Closter NJ
“Small Works” – Old Church Cultural Center – Demarest NJ – AWARD OF EXCELLENCE*
“Anything Goes” – Artists Unlimited – Tampa FL
“Art for Art’s Sake” – Jersey City Museum – Jersey City NJ
“Selections 2000: Women’s History Month” – Ramapo College – Ramapo NJ
“New Jersey Arts Annual” – The Noyes Museum – Oceanville NJ

“Newark Biennial” – Newark Museum – Newark NJ
The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts Exhibition – Summit NJ – AWARD*
The Camera Club of New York – New York NY
“Photographic Styles” – The Interchurch Center – New York NY
“Realism: A Woman’s Perspective” – Paterson Museum – Paterson NJ
Perkins Center for the Arts – Moorestown NJ – AWARD*
“Small Impressions” – Sixth Annual National Exhibition Project – NJ
“Transformation” – NJ Women’s Caucus for Art – Senate Building – Washington DC
“Reflections of Self” – National Women’s Caucus for Art – Fordham University – NY
“National Annual Art Exhibition” – Galerie Triangle – Washington DC
The Atrium Gallery – New York NY
The Puchong Gallery – Solo Show – New York NY
Fotoforum Gallery – New York NY
SoHo Photo Gallery – Solo Show – New York NY


The Bergen Record Sachi Fujimori
The Jersey Journal
The New York Times William Zimmer
The New York Times Vivien Raynor
The Village Voice K. O’Reilly
The Village Voice F. Mcdarrah
The Record John Zeaman
The Star Ledger Mitchell Seidel
The Gold Coast Reiko Matzuo
The Daily Record Marion Filler
Courier-Post Robert Baxter


St. Petersburg Museum of Art – St. Petersburg FL

Studied With:

Mary Ellen Mark, Photographer. Vincent Capraro, Painter.
Alex Webb, Photographer. Lois Lane, Painter.
Ruth Bernhard, Photographer.
Robert Blake, Photographer.


Ceres Gallery – 547 W. 27th Street, NY >
National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.), NY >
Hob’art – Hoboken Artists’ Cooperative, NJ >
Salute to Women in the Arts, NJ >
Painting Affiliates, NJ >
Studio Montclair, Inc. NJ >
“It’s good to see an artist with a real feel for color.” Alex Webb, Photographer
*My work is framed with archival matting and UV glass.
Larger prints of my photographs are available.