Joseph Podlesnik holds a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MFA in drawing and painting from Cornell University. He has taught at the University of the Arts-Philadelphia, Cornell University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Rowan University. He serves currently as Associate Professor, Lead Faculty of Art Foundations for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Instructor of Art at Stockton University. Podlesnik has exhibited his photographs, singly and in group shows, nationally and internationally. He has self-published 3 photo books: Phoenix, Surfaces and Almost Seeing. Podlesnik resides in Northwest Phoenix, AZ with his wife Ami and son Michael.