" I have been trained in both painting and photography. I cherish the solitude of painting in my art studio, and the immediacy of shooting and printing my images...magical....
Painting allows me to create in my quiet space, while photography allows me to create out in the world.
I am fascinated by the dichotomy of shapes and forms, squares and circles, focus and out-of-focus, intense color and saturation and grey tones, light and dark, smooth as opposed to texture.
Artists have the need and passion to create. It is who we are."
- Pauline Chernichaw
Pauline Chernichaw was born in post World War II Germany, and in 1950 she and her parents emigrated to the United States. Coming from an artistic family that included her cousin Stanley Kubrick, Pauline showed a passion for art at a very early age. Growing up in New York and going through the city’s school system, Pauline was exposed to the arts. At the age of ten, she was given a Grumbacher paint set and a Brownie camera (both of which she has displayed in her art studio).
At the age of twelve, Pauline and her family moved to New Jersey. She studied painting in college and graduated with a degree in art. Pauline continued her studies in photography at New York University and at the International Center of Photography where she studied under photographers Alex Webb and Mary Ellen Mark.
Pauline moved to St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband Mark, where besides continuing her artwork, she became a docent at the St. Petersburg Museum Of Fine Arts.
Pauline is currently residing in New Jersey. Her paintings and photography have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Her works are in various private collections and permanent collections nationally and internationally including the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Ms. Chernichaw is an award-winning member of The National Association of Women Artists.