Charles Gniech has been teaching at various colleges and universities for more than thirty years. He earned the rank and title of Professor in 2005 at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. There, he also served a twelve-year term as Curator of Gallery 180 and the Collections Curator for the Institute’s Corporate Fine Art Collection. Gniech is a Professor of Fine Art-Graphic Design at Joliet Junior College.
Gniech has presented numerous talks and workshops. He has lectured—at length—on the evolution of his own work, as well as his curatorial process. Highlights include The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women-60th session, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and multiple presentations at various conferences of the College Art Association.
Charles Gniech holds a Master of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in painting and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in illustration, both from Northern Illinois University. While teaching, curating, and consulting, Gniech continues to paint and exhibits at the national level. His paintings focus on the meditative qualities of the stone circles found throughout Great Britain. Having explored many megalithic sites over the past twenty years, Gniech embraces the peaceful serenity of the mystical structures—a serenity that is reflected in his work. Paintings from other bodies of work may be viewed at gniech.com