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Our SMFA community includes faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are accomplished working artists, scholars, researchers, and activists. Below is a running listing of some of their many recent exhibitions, awards, publications, and other notable accomplishments.

Monica Manoski, MFA '13 and former assistant director of development at SMFA, has published a book, sisters in this ritual

Sarah “Val” Valente, assistant director of student affairs, has work on view at Gallery X as part of the Abstract X exhibition. The show is on view through March 28.

Professor of the Practice Jane Gillooly’s Suitcase of Love and Shame will be screened at Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive, (BAMPFA) as part of Documentary Voices March 12 – April 25, with a livestream conversation on April 14 at 7 pm PST.

'sindikit Gallery in Baltimore, MD presented Lincoln Gave Us a Beach, written and performed by Danielle Abrams, professor of the practice and directed by Mary Ellen Strom, professor of the practice. The screening was followed by Q&A with the curators and artists.

The Center for Italian Modern Art in New York hosted a virtual presentation of Senior Lecturer Silvia Bottinelli's new book, Double-Edged Comforts: Domestic Life in Modern Italian Art and Visual Culture (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021).

Jules Rochielle Sievert, Part-time Lecturer, has been invited to give a keynote lecture at the art and academia event Aboagora, which will take place in Turku, Finland on August 18-20, 2021. The keynote will be centered on their work related to art, advocacy, activism, and social justice. 

Jules Rochielle Sievert, Part-time Lecturer, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Advisory Committee at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council for their Creative COVID-19 Communications Project. MAPC’s Arts & Culture and Public Health teams are partnering with local artists and designers to produce creative, culturally resonant communications about COVID-19 and vaccinations.

Julia Kwon, MFA '16, will be exhibiting and presenting an artist talk on her project, Unapologetically Asian at the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, DC, April 2 – May 14.  Julia also recently shared her studio practice through the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery blog