SUNY Student Art On Display In Governor Cuomo's Office

June 13, 2013

Washington, DC — The State University of New York today announced that new art by SUNY students will be on display in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Washington, DC office for the second consecutive year.

“I can think of no more appropriate and welcoming images to greet visitors to my Washington, DC office than those imagined and created by SUNY students,” said Governor Cuomo. “In the first year of the student display, my staff and I have received many complements from visitors who were often surprised that the pieces were done by college students and not professional artists. I commend the students whose work was chosen for this year’s breathtaking exhibit and thank them for loaning me their masterpieces.”

SUNY student art from across the system is also on display each summer at the New York State Museum in Albany, and year-round at State University Plaza in Albany and the SUNY Global Center in New York City.

“SUNY is home to New York's top academic programs in the arts and the creativity of our students and faculty seems to forge new artistic breakthroughs every year,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “We are proud to display their work on each of our 64 campuses, in New York City, and in both our state and national capitals.”

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:

  • University at Albany, Ilana Zwiebel, Bridge
  • University at Albany, Borna Jafari, Untitled #53
  • Alfred University – College of Ceramics,Camille Chew, The Jaguar Warriors Prepare for Battle
  • Alfred University – College of Ceramics, Emily Greenfield, Helsinki & Rescue II (two works)
  • Binghamton University, Danielle Levin, Scandalous
  • Binghamton University, Stephanie Levonne, Deception
  • SUNY Buffalo State, Jeremiah Kirby, As the fog rolls in
  • SUNY Buffalo State, Justine Barbuto, Spider, Rose and Clock
  • SUNY Empire State College, Janet Maya, Motel
  • Finger Lakes Community College, Katherine Sheridan, Kitchen Objects
  • Finger Lakes Community College, Kylie Westlake, “create”
  • SUNY Oswego, Stephanie Hess Art, Theatre & Music
  • SUNY Oswego, Ashley Peretin, Composite Turtle
  • SUNY Postdam, Maggie Maroney, St. Lawrence County
  • Rockland Community College, Annie Filippone, Untitled A & B (two works)
  • Rockland Community College, Duong Do, Untitled A & B (two works)
  • Rockland Community College, Jean-Carlos Valme, Obstacles & The light within (two works)

SUNY displays the artwork of students statewide 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. It also regularly displays faculty art as part of the program.

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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