Pauline Chernichaw


Pauline Chernichaw’s most recent body of work titled “Rapport” is her second solo exhibition at Ceres Gallery. Her textural paintings and works on paper draw upon her life experience, examining and referencing a personal narrative. Chernichaw’s work engages and invites the viewer to share in an openly extemporaneous yet introspective visual exchange of ideas and perceptions.  An ardent and forceful painter, her emotionally charged compositions are executed and applied with bold color, line and active brushstroke. Chernichaw’s notable use of titles such as “The Glass Ceiling”, “Face the Storm” and “45 and His Swamp” indicates her belief that titles generate an inner dialogue between painter and spectator.  Through her art, Pauline Chernichaw renders an insightful  and recognizable narrative.  

Pauline Chernichaw was born in post WWII Germany, Pauline Chernichaw is a mixed media artist living and working in the New York 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


2021“Magical Thinking”, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum  NY
“Rapport”, solo exhibition, Ceres Gallery NY
“Don’t Shut Up”, multimedia exhibition of 47 women artists, Snug Harbor, NY
20202020 “Re/Location”, curator Jill Conner NY
 “Climbing the Walls” and Hudson Valley MOCA, curator Mara Mills,  Peekskill NY  
“Metamorphosis”, Carter Burden Gallery NY 
“Don’t Shut Up”, The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Curators Susan Grabel and Stefany Benson, Snug Harbor NY
2019“Somewhere We Landed”, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
“I Can Dream Can’t I” Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art, Anyone Can Fly Fdn, NY
“ViewPoints” – Studio Montclair, Curator Jeanne Brasile, Montclair NJ 
“Raising Women’s Voices”, Group Show, Ceres Gallery, NY NY
2018“Looking for America” New Britain Museum of American Art, curator Lisa Williams,  New Britain CT
“Contemporary Photography 2008-2018 Int’l Juried Exhibition, Site Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY
“Terra InFerma” Dr. Bernard Heller Museum Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, Curator Laura Kruger, NY
“The Art of Healing” Englewood Hospital 2018-2019 – Englewood NJ
“Anyone can Fly Foundation”, Annual Exhibition, Faith Ringgold, Affirmation Arts Studio NY  
“Sea and Sky” Beamesderfer Gallery NAWA curator Jeffrey Wechsler, Highland Park NJ
2017“Home” 440 Gallery curator Joan Bankemper, Brooklyn, NY  
“Ugly” Lazy Susan Gallery curated by Stefany Benson, NY 
“Wage On! Women, Art and Money” Women’s Caucus for Art Ceres Gallery curator Helga Christoffersen,.New Museum, NY                         “Women Under Siege” Ceres Gallery curator Susan Grabel, NY
“128th N.A.W.A. Exhibition Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery NY – Award
2016“Beneath the Surface” Sohn Fine Art Gallery, curator Cassandra Sohn, Lenox MA   
The Art Project, curator Jim Pusterino of Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City NJ
“Art Connections #12” George Segal Gallery, Curator Willie Cole, Montclair State Univ. NJ
“Ripples and Flow” Solo Exhibition Van Vleck House and Gardens  
Curator Deborah Zafman, Montclair NJ
2015“Crossings” – Solo Exhibition Ceres Gallery, NY
126th N.A.W.A. Exhibition Sylvia Wald/Po Kim Gallery NY – Award
“Breaking Surface”- Galleria Ca’ d’Oro NY 
ASMP Exhibition – 70 South Gallery Curator Ellen Denuto, Morristown NJ                    
 “Out and Out” Ceres Gallery Curator Pauline Chernichaw, NY                                       
“The Big Small Painting” Drawing Rooms Curator Anne Trauben Jersey City, NJ
“RAW” Portraits of New Jersey The Noyes Museum Gallery Curator Bill Horin, Hammonton NJ           
2014“I Live Here” SIPMA Contemporary H. Lemmerman Gallery NJCU. Curator, Tania Sen, Jersey City NJ                 
“SEVEN X SEVEN” PO7/11 Arts Collective – Atrium Art Gallery, Dr. L. L. Siebert, Morristown N                        
“NEXUS” AGNJ’S International Juried Exhibition  Curator Dorrie Papademetriou  Rahway NJ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
“Narratives” Seton Hall School of Law CWOW Newark NJ 
“Stories We Tell” 73 See Gallery Curator Marilyn Deitchman Montclair NJ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
“Breaking through Tradition” Pierro Gallery Curators A. Simakowicz, M. Harrison S. Orange NJ                                                                                                                       
“Art Hump” Gallery58 Curators John Crittenden, Steven Gold Jersey City NJ                                                                                 
“A Womanhouse” or a Roaming House? “A Room of One’s Own” Biennial Exhibition A.I.R. Gallery 
curator Mira Schor Brooklyn NY  
 “Alternate Vision” N.A.W.A.  125th Anniv. Morris Museum, Curator Jeffrey Wechsle rMorristown NJ
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

Reviews Publications U-Tube Videos:

White Hot magazine, Jonathan Goodman / ARTslant New York/ ARTslant Worldwide/ NY Photo Review / NYAB Event / NY Art Scene/ ArtForum / 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 Bergen Record, John Zeaman / The Star Ledger, Mitchell Seidel/ The Gold Coast, Reiko Matzua  /The Daily Record, Marion Filler / Courier- Post, Robert Baxter – “Breaking Surface” Galleria Ca’D’Oro” and “The Moment” on Vimeo  


St. Petersburg Museum of Art – St. Petersburg FL

Studied With:

Photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Alex Webb, Robert Blake, Ruth Bernhard and Painters Lois Lane, Vincent Capraro, Jill Barrata 


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National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.), NY >
“It’s good to see an artist with a real feel for color.” Alex Webb, Photographer