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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.

Artist and educator James R. Chisholm, DIP '72, has works included in the collections at the Harvard Extension School, Endicott College, North Shore Community College and many private collections.

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

China Academy of Art has included alum Theodore Cantrell's Doctoral Thesis in their collection of papers. Collection title: “中国美术学院留学生优秀论文选编。” Selected Essays of International Students of China Academy of Art." 感谢高昕丹,主编.

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow was invited by D+S Fine Art Editions (Paris, La Force, NY) to build work for a new limited edition lithograph. It was supported in part by the Tufts University Faculty Research Awards.

Beth Krensky, BFA '88 has a solo retrospective on view at Yale University titled Between Spirit and Matter, on view September 21 - December 10. The exhibition features installations of performance pieces and ritual artifacts "inviting viewers to inhabit the space Krensky does herself: the in-between of matter and spirit, the profane and the sacred".

Beth is also one of five performance art finalists for the 16th Arte Laguna Prize for the piece Dispatch from Solitude #1: Walking the Unknown Path and will perform a piece in Venice in March 2023.

Professor of the Practice Mags Harries is featured in a new profile by ecoartspace, which describes her ecological-themed work.

Lisa Russell, MFA, has an exhibition of new work called Intonation on view at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco through August 27.

Professor of the Practice Mags Harries is exhibiting five sculptures as part of the exhibition Undercurrentson view at Concord Arts through August 16 which focuses on water and human impact. An artists reception will be held on June 16 and an artists panel will be held on June 29.

Lecturer Kata Hull has a new exhibition entitled Thin Ice on view at the Rankin Gallery at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, Vermont through June 11.

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.