FAB - 317
M.F.A. (Painting) Miami University, Oxford, OH 1975
B.A. (Printmaking) California State University, Stanislaus,Turlock, CA 1973
John Fronczak moved to Nebraska with his family in August 2001 when his wife, Janice, was hired to be the new acting teacher in the theater program at UNK. Prior to this move, the Fronczak’s had resided in Chesterfield County, Virginia (just south of Richmond). During the seventeen years spent in Virginia, Fronczak established a meaningful reputation as the creator of hyper-realistic paintings – landscapes and architectural scenes – and managed to earn significant portions of his yearly income through sales of his work. During these years in Virginia Fronczak also worked as a corporate and custom picture-framer. Between 2002 and 2006 in Nebraska, Fronczak divided his time between the Museum of Nebraska Art, where he worked as preparator, and the Art Department at UNK, where he was an adjunct instructor. In fall 2006 Fronczak joined the Art Department faculty full time in the position of lecturer and Director of the Walker Art Gallery. Fronczak was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011. Fronczak still keeps close ties with the Museum of Nebraska Art, making himself available on an occasional basis for consultation, preparatory, and framing assignments.
Courses: Drawing I, Color & Design, Art Appreciation, Independent Problems Painting, Senior Project, BA Studio, Senior Project, BA Art Education, Senior Project, BFA Studio, Painting.
“Image making for me is not only a means of negotiating life so that it is made coherent and intelligible, but also a refuge. Painting is an act of faith insofar as it is an exploration of my own sense of fascination and compulsion in the hope that meaningful provocations result.”
Art department faculty and staff