Artist's Bio

John Chervinsky moved to Boston in 1984 from Niagara Falls, NY and began taking photographs with his father’s Kodak Retina as a means to capture subject matter for painting. He has since moved up to larger format cameras and gradually acquired the technique to use them. To support his photography compulsion, he runs a particle accelerator in one of Harvard University’s Applied Physics laboratories.

His past work covers three broad themes: industrial landscapes, abstractions and portraits. John writes that his industrial landscapes “are a reaction to my upbringing in an over-industrialized area. The city of Niagara Falls went through one of the country's most notorious environmental disasters (Love Canal) in history. But the images are taken with an ambivalence too; for having been steeped in the visual world of factories, scrap yards and high voltage power lines, I find beauty in them as well”.

Recent Exhibitions:
--Photographic Resource Center Members Exhibition 2003,
---PRC, Boston MA, Juror: Chris Enos
--Photography Atelier 2003, Lesley University, Cambridge MA
--International New Talent Photography Exhibition 2003,
---International Photography Gallery and Education Center,
---Milford PA, Juror: Patrick Sellitto
--Best of Giclée Archival Pigment Prints, River City Silver Gallery,
---San Antonio TX, Invitational.