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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 Triton Mobley's solo exhibition, COLOURED.AESTHETICA., at Chazan Gallery in Providence, will conclude on March 6.

SMFA Alumni Juyon Lee will showcase her Wet Photographs photo sculpture series for her two-person exhibition Lucent Refractions with artist Maya Pollack at Putty's Coronation in Brooklyn, New York. The show opens on Saturday, March 9 5-9 pm and is on view until Sunday, April 7. Press info is here.

SMFA Alumni Juyon Lee is exhibiting her works for Embodied Futures and the Ecology of Care exhibition at BioBAT Art Space. See Art Spiel article on the exhibition here.

This summer, SMFA Alumni Juyon Lee will participate in a 2-month artist residency at Stove Works in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Check out the 2024 artists-in-residence here.

SMFA Alumni Juyon Lee is participating in the Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship program in 2024. 

Meet the 2024 Bronx Museum AIM Fellows here.

Professor of the Practice Kendall Reiss presented her ongoing research project BEING [with] TREES on Wednesday, February 14 for the College Art Association, Annual Conference. Chaired by Dr. Martina Tanga, the panel is on "Learning from Trees: Artists & Climate Solutions".

Katherine McCaffrey and Professor of the Practice Bonnie Donohue will host a discussion on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm about their current exhibition at Kingston Gallery: Killing Mapepe: Sex and Death in Cold War Vieques. This will be a hybrid event, where people can attend in-person at the gallery, while the event will also be available on Zoom. Register here to attend.


Alpha Massaquoi, a second-year MFA student at SMFA, will also give a gallery talk at Kingston Gallery—in person only—on Friday, February 16 at 6:30 pm.

Professor of the Practice Neda Moridpour's interactive installation titled Seven Conquests of Story II is exhibited as part of the ART IRAN: Falling into Language Exhibition at the Craft Contemporary Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition opened on January 28 and concludes on May 5. 

Professor of the Practice Tanya Crane was recently announced as one of the 2024 USA Fellows. Join us in celebrating Tanya alongside this year’s 50 awardees, a group of artists and collectives working across the disciplines of Architecture & Design, Craft, Dance, Film, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts, Visual Art, and Writing. 

Checks Cashed Here opens at the Lowercase Gallery on January 30. Curated by Print & Paper Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, Hannah Jacoby-Brooks, the exhibition features pieces from the Intro to Digital Fabrication students of Fall 2023, as well as risograph works. The show explores the concept of value through the materiality of fabricated objects. Join us for a mini reception on February 12 from 4 pm until 5 pm, featuring small foods and beverages. View flyer here

MFA 2023 alum Felipe Lopez will be part of the annual group show Lenguajes en Papel at El Museo Gallery in Bogotá Colombia this year. The show opened on January 20.

New York Times art writer Roberta Smith reviewed the group show I Was Only Dreaming at Club Rhubarb in New York City, featuring the ceramic work of Professor of the Practice Jennie Jieun Lee. The show is open through January 28.