Cheryle St. Onge grew up in rural New England, the daughter of a painter and physics professor. Riding horses as a child shaped her curiosity of nature. I received my M.F.A., from Mass Art and has been on the photography faculty of Clark University, Maine College of Art and Univ of New Hampshire. St. Onge is the recipient of a Polaroid Artist Support Grant, Guggenheim Fellowship, Mass Exhibition Award, New Hampshire Charitible Arts Grant . Her work is widely collected, privately and publicly more notably, the Polaroid Corp, the Univ. New Mexico Art Museum, the MFA Houston and the Guggenheim Foundation.