Bruce Checefsky, born in Jessup, PA, 1957, received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He also studied at the International Center of Photography in NewYork City. He is currently the Director of Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH.
In 2009, Checefsky was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. He is also the recipient of a BakerNord Center for the Humanities Fellowship. In 2007, he received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence Award. A four-time recipient of CEC Artslink International Fellowships to: Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; The Baltic Center of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia; Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; and Hungarian Union of Photographers, Budapest, Hungary. In 2005, Checefsky was artist-in-residence at the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, where he directed a film written by Polish experimental filmmaker Andrzej Pawlowski in 1954.
Checefsky's works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Cleveland Museum of Art; among others.