David Higgins

Humanities & Social Sciences
Learning Resource Center, (R203)
David Higgins

David Higgins has been teaching art at CCC since 1991. He has a Bachelors degree in art from SUNY Binghamton, and a Masters degree in painting & drawing from Louisiana State University.

Favorite Course to Teach

Drawing I (ARTS 1030)

Personal Glimpse

"If you'll pardon an old cliché, "by your pupils you are taught." Over the years, Higgins' students at CCC have proven to be endlessly creative, and virtually all of his best projects and assignments are derived from their suggestions."

Publications or Projects

David Higgins is a practicing artist, and has had his work exhibited all over the country. His work was also exhibited internationally, specifically Germany. Higgins specializes in moody oil landscapes, but he is also proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.


David Higgins has several awards. Most recently, Higgins won Best in Show in the 74th Arnot Art Museum Regional Exhibition. Higgins also won Best in Show at the 2013 Regional Art Exhibition at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. The highlight of his career (so far) was when he was one of only six artists (and the only oil painter) chosen to participate in the 2012 Biennial Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester. Higgins had his own room in the museum (one floor below Rembrandt!). A total of 7,000 visitors saw his work.