Cheryl Zibisky

Cheryl Zibisky

Senior Lecturer

Commercial Photography

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Cheryl Zibisky earned her MFA in Photography in January 2017 from New Hampshire Institute of Art as well as a certificate of excellence in Commercial Photography from Portfolio Center in 2001. Portfolio Center is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and specializes in educating students who wish to pursue a career in advertising. Zibisky also earned a BA in Photography from the University of North Florida. She has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Commercial Photography Program at Appalachian State University since 2012 and works as a commercial photographer in addition to her artistic practice. Her fine art work has been exhibited in numerous group shows, and one solo show.

Zibisky’s commercial work has been published in over 20 different national magazines as well as a handful of local and regional publications. In October 2016, one of her images was featured on the cover of Southern Living. Other magazine clients include:  Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Our State, Real Simple, The Local Palate and Walmart World. A partial client list of advertising clients include: Blinds to Go, Denihan Hospitality, Grey Advertising, MME Ad Agency, PACE Communications, RR Donnelley, Sony, W Hotels and Yahoo. She is represented by Wonderful Machine and is a contributor to Getty Images. Her commercial work may be viewed at and her fine art work can be found at