SUNY Student Art On Display In Governor Cuomo's Office

August 27, 2012

Washington, DC – The State University of New York today announced that 14 pieces of art by SUNY students will be on display in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Washington, DC office. The artwork chosen represents a sampling from students across New York State.

“As visitors from across the country and around the world enter our Washington, DC office, they will be greeted with a visual display that embodies the excellence and creativity of our state and the promise of a new generation of New Yorkers, all of whom are getting a world-class education through our renowned SUNY system,” said Governor Cuomo. “I commend these outstanding SUNY students for their hard work and am honored to display their artwork in my office.”

“The 64 campuses of SUNY are home to many talented artists, whose work has flourished among our dedicated arts faculty and top-rated academic programs in the arts,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Governor Cuomo’s decision to showcase art created by our students is a testament to its quality and we are delighted and proud to have it on display in our nation’s capital.”

A photo gallery of the art chosen to hang in the Governor’s office can be viewed online via Generation SUNY’s Facebook page. Students and works included are:

  • Madeline Bialke, SUNY Plattsburgh, Still Water
  • Stephanie Gamboa, SUNY Oswego, Washington, DC
  • Malcolm Hope, Orange County Community College, George Washington
  • Marvenia Knight, Empire State College, Baisley Park
  • Anthony Kondyra, Farmingdale State College, Babylon Docks
  • Jennifer Murphy, Rockland Community College, Untitled
  • Reid Parsekian, Rockland Community College, Montage
  • Javere Pinnock, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island Nocturne
  • Cordell Price, Empire State College, Sweet Chariot
  • Ryan Schultz, SUNY Oswego, Night Light & Graffiti (two works)
  • Heather Swenson, Purchase College, Slipping Out & Elephant Tree (two works)
  • Okamoto Takashi, Rockland Community College, Shatter

SUNY student art from across the system is currently on display in the New York State Museum in Albany through Labor Day, as part of this year’s Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, which showcases work by the top student artists from across SUNY.

In addition, student art is on display year-round at State University Plaza in Albany, as part of the system’s student art shows, which were initiated in 2002 so that the work of SUNY’s most talented student artists could be seen by a wider audience.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school, and business in the state. As of Fall 2018, more than 424,000 students were enrolled in a degree program at a SUNY campus. In total, SUNY served 1.4 million students in credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs in the 2017-18 academic year. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Its students and faculty make significant contributions to research and discovery, contributing to a $1.6 billion research portfolio. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit

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