Margie Hughto

School of Art

Professor, Studio Arts (Ceramics)

Margie Hughto

139B Comstock Art Facility
1075 Comstock Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-5050


Margie Hughto’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions since the 1970s, and she has completed permanent public artworks across the country, including a monumental ceramic painting located in a subway stop in Buffalo, New York, and ceramic tile murals for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) of New York City.

The panoramic Trade, Treasure, and Travel, a series of ceramic murals spanning 30 feet and designed for the Cortlandt Street MTA subway station, was installed two levels beneath the World Trade Center in 1998. Three years later, it miraculously survived the September 11 terrorist attacks unharmed. For the 10-year anniversary remembered in September 2011, Hughto’s work of art was celebrated once again as a symbol of the city’s resilience. In January 2012, she created a major public artwork specifically for Syracuse’s new Public Transportation Common Center.

As of late, Hughto has been working on The Excavation Series; a series of ceramic wall pieces commenting on the rapid consumption of electronics and how our landfills are affected by it. Hughto has exhibited The Excavation Series in multiple group exhibitions, past and forthcoming, titled Time Changes Everything. Hughto has been labeled The Artist of the Anthropocene for this work.

Hughto's full CV [Word].


  • M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • B.S., SUNY Buffalo


Ceramics (site specific and personal artwork), 3D Design, hand-made paper, lithographs and monoprints, curating, and writing.

Courses taught

  • Intro to Hand building
  • Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics
  • 3D Freshman Rotation
  • First Year Studio
  • Graduate Studio