Christopher Synicky

Christopher Synicky
Position
Faculty Art/Studio
Biography: 
 
Christopher Synicky is an artist and educator born & raised in Southern California. He has taught for over 10 years at several different southern California institutions, has curatorial experience, and displays his artwork in galleries throughout the nation.  His artwork can be classified as contemporary realism focusing mainly on portraiture, the figure, still life, and landscape. He has exhibited his artwork in many different galleries & institutions including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Occidental College, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, Egan Gallery, Mt. San Antonio College, Huntley Gallery and Kellogg Gallery @ California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, and Santa Ana College Art Gallery.  
 
Christopher believes that at its core, teaching art is equally as much about instilling a sense of curiosity in students as it is about the subject matter being taught. A strong emphasis on technical skills is necessary but needs to be complimented with a broad view of the art world, past and present, and how it intersects with other disciplines and the world at large. Christopher shares his time between teaching, traveling & hiking, playing sports and painting in his private art studio.

Education & Academic Experience:  

Christopher received his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and earned his BFA from California State University, Fullerton, with emphasis in drawing & painting.  Christopher has taught courses in all levels of drawing and painting, two-dimensional design, life drawing and painting, animation, art appreciation & art history.  
 
Office Hours:
 
Monday & Wednesday - 8:00am - 9:00am Petaluma Campus, John M. Jacob's Hall, Room 129
                                         12:30pm - 1:00pm Petaluma Campus, Carole E. Ellis Auditorium, Room 321
 
Tuesday & Thursday - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Petaluma Campus, Carole E. Ellis Auditorium, Room 321