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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.

Professor of the Practice Laurel Nakadate launched Thesis Shows 2022, a listing website for BA, BFA, and MFA thesis shows across the United States and Canada. The project was made as a collaboration between SMFA at Tufts and Yale College students. 

Professor of the Practice Laurel Nakadate launched MOTHER a group show at George Mason University, which runs through May 29. The show features the work of twenty-two contemporary artists exploring the subjects of mothers and motherhood and was co-curated along with Don Russell and Lily Siegel.  

Lecturer Maya Erdelyi-Perez will be a featured artist at the ICA Boston Art Lab this spring and summer 2022. There will be a special art-making event with the artist taking place on Saturday, May 28 from 10 am – 4 pm. 

Professors of the Practice Mary Ellen Strom and Patte Loper created an installation entitled Bright Ecologies that was on view at the Tisch Library from November 12 - May 4. The work was completed as part of the Tufts NeuroArt Lab, a collaboration between Urban and Environmental Planning, Tufts Engineering, and SMFA. The work will be presented as part of MA candidate Lindsay Naughton's final thesis, "The Walkable Neighborhood and Public Art: Testing a Method for Objectively Measuring a Perceptual Urban Design Quality."

Professor of the Practice Rachelle Mozman Solano’s film All These Things I Carry with Me was selected by the Toronto International Women Festival and the Berlin International Art Festival.

Two of Director of Art Education Susan Barahal's stone sculptures were selected to be included in the juried exhibition Natural Visions, a celebration of Earth Day, at The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society in Lexington, MA. The exhibition runs through May 15 and relates to nature, the environment, and conservation. 

Professor of the Practice Rachelle Mozman Solano is featured in the exhibition MOTHER at Mason Exhibitions in Fairfax, Virginia through May 29. The exhibit is curated by Professor of the Practice Laurel Nakadate, Don Russell, and Lily Siegel.

Professor of the Practice Guadalupe Maravilla has an exhibition on view at the Brooklyn Museum through September 18. Entitled Guadalupe Maravilla: Tierra Blanca Joven, the exhibition draws on the artist's personal story of migration, illness, and recovery, and centers the need for care and healing, particularly for the undocumented and cancer communities of which Maravilla is a part.

Professor of the Practice Guadalupe Maravilla has work on view at MoMA as part of their Collections 1970s-Present Galleries through September 30. This gallery entitled Luz y fuerza features works inspired by Mesoamerican myths and Salvadoran traditions. The sculptures are made from natural materials and ready-made objects selected for their therapeutic, historical, symbolic, and aesthetic properties.