Three pieces of artwork by SUNY Oswego students are among the 14 works of art by students from the 64-campus SUNY system that will hang in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Washington, D.C., office, Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher recently announced.
Two photographic prints by Ryan Schultz of Greene, a senior broadcasting major and graphic design minor at SUNY Oswego, were among those chosen, as was a silkscreen on watercolor monotype by Stephanie Gamboa of Bay Shore, a graduate student and May fine arts graduate of the college. Schultz’s prints are titled “Night Light” and “Graffiti.” Gamboa’s work is titled “Washington, D.C.”
“I am very honored to not only have my work selected to be displayed in Governor Cuomo’s office, but to have two works displayed,” Schultz said. “I would also like to congratulate the other students whose artworks were chosen.”
Gamboa, now pursuing a master’s degree in studio art at SUNY Oswego, agreed. “I am proud to hear that three of the 14 works chosen from various SUNY schools were from SUNY Oswego,” she said. “It shows how hard our students work and how dedicated we are to the program.”
Cuomo pointed to the welcoming nature of the display. “As visitors from across the country and around the world enter our Washington, D.C., office,” he said, “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. I commend these outstanding SUNY students for their hard work and am honored to display their artwork in my office.”
Zimpher praised artists around the State University system. “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,” she said. “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 artwork is available via Generation SUNY’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/generationsuny.