Stony Brook University’s President Samuel Stanley has selected a series of six abstract landscape paintings by graduating art student Hyunjin Song for his annual Purchase Award. In addition to the President’s art acquisition, Provost Dennis Assanis and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Sacha Kopp have also each selected Purchase Awards from the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery’s Senior Show. The Provost selected paintings by Hyemin Bae and the Dean selected photographs by Courtney Brenner and Metsha A. Renois.
The student art works acquired by the President, Provost and Dean will be displayed in their campus offices. The awards were presented at the Department of Art’s Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 22 in the Zuccaire Gallery. In addition to the Purchase Awards, seven students received Staller Center Awards for Excellence for their art works in the Senior Show: Kay Denton, Dakota Jordan, Tavleen Kaur, Lindsay Sadowski, Julia Skyba, Jonathan Yea and Ashley Yevick.
The juried Senior Show 2015 includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, drawings, digital media, mixed-media installations and videos by senior art majors and minors. Faculty members of Stony Brook’s Art Department selected the art works from among the best work of this year’s graduating class.