I believe the purpose of a visual arts education is to explore formal strategies and develop an aesthetic and conceptual voice in the shifting context of different media. I strive to transform the studio into a laboratory where students can experiment with how they want to convey the observable world.


Assistant Professor Meredith Starr began teaching visual arts at Suffolk County Community College in 2011 as an adjunct instructor at the Ammerman Campus and joined the Eastern Campus full time in the fall of 2013. She holds a BS from New York University and an MFA from Long Island University.

Some of the courses Professor Starr teaches are Drawing I, Drawing II, 2D Design, 3D Design, Developing Creativity and Imagination in the Arts, and Modern Art History. She is also the advisor to the Studio Art Club and was the recipient of the Advisor of the Year award in 2017 for this role. She is also the NY regional coordinator for the FATE (Foundations in Art Theory and Education) organization and is the 2019 recipient of their Emerging Educator Award.

Outside of school, Starr has an active studio practice and creates multi-sensory installations. She is a member of the Wayfarers Gallery in Bushwick Brooklyn. Her drawings have been published in Space Out: Memory and Tool Book. She has shown internationally in the Hague, Hong Kong, and Seoul, and nationally in Chicago, DC, Pasadena, and New York.


  • B.S., New York University
  • M.S., Dowling College
  • M.F.A., Long Island University: C.W. Post Campus

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