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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.

Alum Steve Snider received First Place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a Gold Medal from the New York Art Directors Club, and First Place from the New York Book Show and New England Book Show over the course of his career.

Alum Erica H. Adams (MFA '87) opened a solo show, Spirit in the Dark, in the lobby galleries at Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston alongside a fellow SMFA alum with a concurrent solo show. 

Alum Theodore Cantrell (BFA '84) had their doctoral thesis published by the China Academy of Art in the collection, Selected Essays of International Students of China Academy of Art.

Alum Gianna Stewart ('14) recently completed seven custom artworks for reception desks located throughout the new Hale Building at Boston Children's Hospital.

Vivian Tran, BFA + BS '25 was recently accepted Yale Norfolk School of Art, an intensive six week undergraduate summer residency program for rising seniors.

SMFA Professor of the Practice in Sculpture, Megan McMillan, together with her partner and collaborator Murray McMillan, have a new video installation at the Providence Children’s Museum, What Is Possible Is Here Now.

Alumn JooLee Kang’s Rock Scissors Paper, Slug Frog Snake exhibition will make its California premiere at Cuesta College’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery from February 2 through March 10.

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow will be in Paris this February for the inaugural opening of Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire's second exhibition space in the Marais. Ethan and other artists represented by Les Filles du Calvaire are part of the show Persona.

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow, along with his co-author Vita Murrow, will be recognized by legislators at the State House on January 18 as part of the Massachusetts Book Awards. Their mostly wordless book for young readers, Zero Local, with Candlewick Press was chosen as an Honor Book for this award program.