EDUCATION
Cornell University, NY, MFA
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, BFA 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Acts of Looking, Stockton University Art Gallery, Galloway, NJ

2018
Photographs, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts. Millville, NJ

2017
The Mystery of the Visible, Abe Zucca Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2016
Almost Seeing, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Surfaces: Joseph Podlesnik, Bokeh Gallery the MonOrchid, Phoenix, AZ

2015   
Surfaces, City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phoenix: Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts.
Millville, NJ
Phoenix: Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, Bokeh Gallery the MonOrchid, Phoenix, AZ

2011    
Drawings - One-person show. University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac Art Gallery - WI

1996   
Paintings – Stockton University Art Gallery, Pomona, NJ 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Observation & Imagination, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
Abstraction/Obstruction, William Matthews Gallery, Denver, Colorado  

2018   
The Art of the Figure, GalleryNorth, Setauket, NY
Dirt & Sole Exhibition, Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts

2017   
Alternative Reality Exhibition, FLOAT Photo Magazine. Group exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Space Exhibition, FLOAT Photo Magazine. Group exhibition (juried), Brooklyn, NY
Space Exhibition (juried), FLOAT Photo Magazine. Online exhibition.
The Art Collectors II (juried), GalleryNorth, Setauket, NY          
Art of Eating, GalleryNorth, Setauket, NY
The Journey: Photographs Along the Way (juried), Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

2016  
Deck the Halls Exhibition, GalleryNorth, Setauket, NY
Curated online exhibition, Relation - SnappedAway.com
TINY WORKS II, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Art at Kings Oaks (exhibit by invitation), Newtown, PA
Two-person exhibition at Ribbingsberg Galleri - Simrishamn, Sweden
STILL LIFE Exhibition (juried), GalleryNorth, Setauket, NY
Associates Body of Work Juried Exhibition, Arizona Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ
Juried Show, Focus: Light and Shadow, Blackbox Gallery, Portland, OR (3 photographs)
Three-person exhibition at Ribbingsberg Galleri - Simrishamn, Sweden
Plymouth Center for the Arts The Fine Art of Photography Juried Exhibition
Arizona Artists Guild Open Statewide Juried Exhibition (2 works), Phoenix, AZ
Stockton Univ. Art Department Exhibition, LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences, LBI, NJ
Snapshot in Time: A Contemporary View of Still Life, Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA
New Year Online Exhibition. FLOAT Photo Magazine. (non-juried)

2015   
Favorite Photograph Exhibition, Part VII. Lenscratch.com (non-juried)
TINY WORKS, {9} The Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Artists Guild Winter Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
Juried Show, Photo Shoot (Open-Theme), Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Small Works Exhibition: Paintings. Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC
Exposure Photography Award digital display, Louvre Museum, Paris
InFocus Member Photographic Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ

2014   
Finalist Show, 2014 Hot Springs Photography Competition, Hot Springs, AR
Juried Show, Black and White: (2 photographs), Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Faculty Summer Show - Stockton University Art Gallery, Pomona, NJ
Juried Show, Grayscale, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Juried Show, Landscape: Looking at Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
ArtLink, Art Detour 26 Group Show (“Michael Submerged”), Phoenix, AZ

2013   
Juried Show, Holy Daze show at the MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Juried Show Camera Work: Contemporary Portraiture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
Faculty Show - Stockton University Art Gallery, Pomona, NJ

2012   
Drawings. Saskia Jorda & Joseph Podlesnik - Paradise Valley Comm. College, Phx, AZ

2008  
Studio Artists Show, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ

2005  
Faculty Show – Stockton University - Long Beach Island, NJ

2004  
The Self-Portrait - High Street Gallery, Millville, NJ

1997   
Department of Art Faculty Show - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 


TEACHING

1993-present  
Stockton University, Adjunct Instructor of Art
- campus: Taught drawing, intermediate drawing, painting, figure drawing and design fundamentals
- online: Teaching an upper-level online seminar course, titled “The Image and the Eye”, which I created

2016-2019 
Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division, Associate Professor/Lead Faculty, Art Foundations
- managed and evaluated 30+ adjunct Art Foundations instructors
- assisted faculty on online art instruction delivery methods
- scheduled faculty, reviewed faculty credentials
- served on curriculum committees; served as subject matter expert for various Art Foundations courses,
for which I developed drawing instructional videos
- assisted with annual Institutional Effectiveness reports

2007-2016 
Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division, Associate Professor, Art Foundations
- taught drawing, figure drawing, perspective, design fundamentals, color theory
- took part in course revisions

2018          
Observational Drawing Workshop, Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ
Photography Workshop, Scottsdale Artists' School, Scottsdale, AZ

2010-17     
Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ, Adjunct Instructor
- taught 2D design, drawing and web design

2006-09    
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, Adjunct Instructor
- taught Design Fundamentals
Cumberland Community College, Vineland, NJ, Adjunct Instructor
- taught intro drawing

2001-02      
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, Lecturer
- taught Beginning and intermediate drawing

1997-98     
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Visiting Assistant Professor
- taught Beginning and intermediate painting
- took part in bi-monthly studio critiques
- advised and critiqued graduate students

1993-98     
Atlantic Community College, Adjunct Instructor
- taught art fundamentals, drawing, figure drawing, art history (prehistory to modern)

1992-93    
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Lecturer 
- taught Intermediate painting


AWARDS

2019
Third Prize, Mastersof.Photography.com Summer Photo Competition

2017  
One of the best entries for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

2016  
Inez Hall Outstanding Faculty Award, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Best in Show, Arizona Artists Guild’s Associates Body of Work Juried Exhibition

2015  
3-month sabbatical, applied toward writing textbook, Observational Drawing.

2012  
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Monthly Faculty Spotlight 


PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/TALKS

2019   
The Case for Joseph Podlesnik as a Contemporary Master (subject of History of Photography I paper, written
by MFA candidate Jacob Jaynes, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania)
Instagram Takeover (10 images) on Burn My Eye, by Zisis Kardianos
Faces, Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, Blurb Self-Publishing
Contact with Things Seen, Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, Blurb Self-Publishing
The Trees, Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, Blurb Self-Publishing

2018  
Meet Joseph Podlesnik in Northwest Phoenix - VoyagePhoenix.com
Featured in the August Edition of "Ain't Bad" (Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art)
Review of Acts of Looking: Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik by Kelsey Sucena, FLOAT Magazine
Artist Spotlight: Joseph Podlesnik, SNJToday News art feature
Visiting Artist Talk, Arizona State University, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Acts of Looking: Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, Blurb Self-Publishing

2017  
Cited in James Elkins’ book What Heaven Looks Like: Comments on a Strange Wordless Book, p. 118
Interview with Joseph Podlesnik, by Christina Foard
Photographic work mentioned in Roy R. Behrens’ essay in the book CAMO MANIA
Observational Drawing, drawing textbook, published by TempeDigital
Phoenix Downtown Journal /Arts and Culture - The Mystery of the Visible
Phoenix New Times /Arts and Culture - The Mystery of the Visible, August
Selected as one of the best entries for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
Featured, April Newsletter, Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division
Interview with Joseph Podlesnik, SNAPPED AWAY.com
Featured in the academic journal, The Finch.net
Podcast interview with StudioBreak.com
Featured on Arizona Artist a Day
Snappedaway.com photo blog. Part 1 of a 3 part in-depth series

2016   
The Poetry of Sight blog
Almost Seeing: Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, photobook (64 pages, b&w/color)
Hyperallergic author Jennifer Samet ‘s review of the Still Life exhibition at GalleryNorth
The SandPaper, Arts in Parts, Stockton University Art Exhibition, LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences
Plymouth Center for the Arts The Fine Art of Photography - Juried Exhibition catalog
Photograph published (p. 68) in 2nd Edition of Foundations of Design, by Jeff Davis
Surfaces Photography Exhibition, Phoenix Uptown Magazine
Surfaces, Joseph Podlesnik, The Arts Beacon

2015  
Surfaces Exhibit at Bokeh Gallery, AZCulture Magazine, Phoenix AZ
Poets and Artists Magazine, Devotion issue (2 photographs)
AiConnections Artist Interview Series: Joseph Podlesnik. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Surfaces - City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Photo Shoot (Open-Theme) Black Box Gallery show catalog, Portland, OR
SURFACES book review on LensCulture.com online magazine
SURFACES: Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, photobook (70 pages, b&w/color)
Exposure Photography Award book - Documentary Collection
Drawings in Prof. Anthony Lombardi’s Introduction: Drawing en Plein Air, Rome Art Program
- Portfolio of the Day, Capture 12 (May 8)
Feature in Portfolio section of FLOAT Photo Magazine
Artist Spotlight on Joseph Podlesnik, AZ Foothills Magazine

2014   
PHOENIX the Solo Photography Show of Joseph Podlesnik (press release)
PHOENIX: Photographs by Joseph Podlesnik, photobook (86 pages, b&w/color)
Work chosen for Dream Me Up Tumblr Photographic Weblog
Grayscale. Black Box Gallery show catalog, Portland, OR
Making Art and Thinking about Art, Daniel Maidman, “The Architectonics of the Head”
Landscape: Looking at Photography. Black Box Gallery show catalog, Portland, OR

2013  
Holy Daze invades Shade Gallery at MonOrchid, Localrevibe.com. Phoenix, AZ
Run to the RoundHouse, Nellie: An Online Journal about Memoir. Feature: Self-portraits
Camera Work: Contemporary Portraiture Show. Black Box Gallery catalog, Portland, OR
Press of Atlantic City, June 19, 2013, Exhibit Features Works of Stockton Visual Arts Faculty

2012  
The Poetry of Sight Joseph Podlesnik: Marksman Par Excellence
Paradise Valley Community College: Reception for Saskia Jorda & Joseph Podlesnik
Drawing published (p. 15) in Foundations of Design, by Jeff Davis (Wadsworth: Cengage Learning)

2007 
The North American Review. Cedar Falls, IA – illustration

2005  
Ballast Quarterly Review. Cedar Falls, IA – illustration

2000  
America Magazine. New York, NY – illustration

1992
Q: A Journal of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Talking ‘Funk Factor’ with Adolph Rosenblatt,
Interview with Adolph Rosenblatt

1991
Q: A Journal of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Jack Levine: Nothing New, Nothing Old, Just Good 
   and Bad - Interview with Jack Levine

1989  
Milwaukee Sentinel, Saturday, July 22, Painter pays tribute to world’s greatest artists 


ORGANIZATIONS

Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ) Member
INFOCUS Photography Organization of the Phoenix Art Museum - Phoenix, AZ
FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) 


COLLECTIONS

Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey
University of Wisconsin- Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts
Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, Arizona
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Portland, Oregon
Phoenix, Arizona
Brooklyn, New York
Baltimore, Maryland
Silver Spring, Maryland
St. Louis, Missouri
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dunedin, Florida
Tampa Bay, Florida
Linwood, New Jersey
Tom’s River, New Jersey
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Simrishamn, Sweden
Concord, New Hampshire
Monmouth, Oregon
Sayville, New York
GalleryNorth - Setauket, New York
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Bohemia, New York
Oakland, California
West Concord, Massachusetts
Valley Cottage, New York
Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Arizona
Westminster, Colorado
Morro Bay, California
Box Elder, South Dakota
Pomona, New Jersey
Upper West Side - Manhattan, NY
Denver, Colorado
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Petaluma, California
Aurora, Ohio