Professor Connie J. Frisch-Cherniak received her B.S. degree in Visual Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981; studied at New York University in the MA program in Painting from 1981-1982 and received a M.F.A. from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in Painting, Drawing and Photography in 1983. She joined the faculty of the Art Department in 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Art on the Staten Island Campus. She was promoted in 1989 to an Adjunct Associate Professor and in 2012 to Adjunct Professor. She teaches studio art, Honors 2530C and Art 1000C in the Core program as well as art appreciation and art history.
Her work consists of traditional and manipulated photography, mixed media drawings and paintings, and installations. She is a founding member of the Creative Photographers Guild-- CPG Gallery in Staten Island. She has shown, in galleries and museums in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as France and New Zealand. She has served as a co-curator for the Loretto Memorial Gallery at the Loretto Memorial Library on the Staten Island campus since its inception in 2011. She is a committee member for the Artist in Residency program at the Alice Austen House Museum since 2011. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online, teaching drawing and painting online and an Instructor at the Art Lab School of the Arts, Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island, NY in studio arts.