Lynn Schwarzer

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Lynn Schwarzer

Professor of Art and Film & Media Studies; Director of the Division of the Arts & Humanities

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Art, Film and Media Studies
316 Little Hall

BA, Kirkland College, 1977; BFA (1977), MFA (1979), Syracuse University

Syracuse University: Lithography, Serigraphy, Figure Drawing

Colgate University: Drawing I and II; Printmaking I and II; Senior Projects in Studio Art; Issues in Recent Art; Mass Media, Mass Society and the Individual; CORE 152

Printmaking, drawing, digital art, film and media studies

Printmaking, drawing, digital art, film and media studies

Work cited in:

2010  Stone Canoe #5, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York. Publication includes images from the Field Notes series

1999    The Fence and the River: Culture and Politics at the U.S.- Mexico Border, Claire F. Fox, University of Minnesota Press, pp.32-24 (including illustrations).  A discussion of the Images of Labor series.

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:


  • Images of Labor, AREA Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.
  • Images of Labor, Gallery 1199, New York, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:


  • TONY 2012, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York,  Juried exhibition
  • Mohawk Regional Invitational 2012, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York. One of three artists selected from 2011 Regional


  • 2011 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York. Juror Holly Hughs
  • Stone Canoe #5 Exhibition, XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse, New York.  Invitational exhibition, curated by Lynette Stephenson


  • 61st Exhibition of Central New York Artists, Munson Williams Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York. Juror Susan Stoop


  • Working in the 90’s, College of the Mainland, Texas


  • Labor and Leisure, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Grants and Awards:


  • Major Research Grant, Colgate University


  • Picker Fellowship Grant, Colgate University


  • New York State Foundation for the Arts Artist's Fellowship, printmaking.


  • Major Research Grant, 2010
  • Picker Fellowship 1995-96;
  • Chair, Museum of Art Advisory Committee, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute
  • New York State Foundation for the Arts Artist's Fellowship 1989
  • Visiting Artist: Hobart William Smith 1991, Hartwick College 1990, Hunter College 1989, Light Work Gallery 1989
  • Outstanding Young Women of America 1989