Alumni: 73,000 Students: 20,000
March 5, 2015:
- Alumnus Donald Geer '04 involved in migraine study
Migraine sufferers treated with a painkiller delivered directly to the nerves in the back of the nasal cavity reported significant relief, according to the early findings of a study conducted by resea
- Career Fairs & Events Open to Students & Alumni
SUNY Empire State College students and alumni are invited to attend some of the upcoming career fairs and career events around New York state. Attendees do not need to preregister for the career fairs
- Czech Republic Students Win Competition
A team of five UNYP students won the prestigious CFA Research Challenge 2015 for the third year in a row.
- Alumni Spotlight:
Ellen Gruber Garvey '84 Publishes "Writing with Scissors" Exploring American Scrapbooks; Won 4 Prizes.
Adjunct Professor and Professional Artist
Linda Bigness is an internationally exhibited artist who maintains a gallery/studio in Syracuse, New York. Her work has been exhibited in several prestigious solo and group shows that have involved notable jurors such as art critic Clement Greenberg, Ivan Karp, director of OK Harris Gallery in NYC, and Tom Piche, director of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, Bigness’ large scale paintings are often selected and commissioned for corporate and residential clients, including the Turning Stone Resort, Merrill Lynch Corporation, Haylor, Freyer and Coon, and Bausch and Lomb. She continues to exhibit professionally at several venues with artwork featured frequently at the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, NY.
Presently she is working on her latest book and exhibition about abstract art and the contemporary processes used by working artists today. Part of the research for this book is taken from the workshops she teaches and her oil painting and mixed media collage experience. For over 30 years Bigness has used her expertise to share with others the unique beauty and processes of her chosen medium through writing, teaching and professional exhibits.
Her first book “Paint It, Tear It, Create It” offered the reader insight into visual abstract thinking through the process of collage into painting. She continues to explore the abstract through surface manipulation using encaustics and oil and is currently working on a new series, the “Journey Stones Revisited,” that reflects her extensive travels through the United States and Europe.
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