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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 Anthony Romero co-authored a book entitled Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic, which includes contributions from Professor of the Practice Kelli Morgan and Lecturer Erin Genia. Lastgaspism is a collaborative effort to attempt to make sense of the present moment by engaging with the ecological, political, public health, and spiritual crises of our time in terms of breath, both literal and allegorical. A related exhibition, also entitled Lastgaspism, will be on view at Drexel University's Pearlstein Gallery from March 31 – May 25. This book grew out of a previous collaborative project, Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self Determination Movements, the catalog for which was edited by Anthony Romero.

Professor of the Practice Chantal Zakari is featured in an exhibition entitled The Bookshop is open at the Kingston Gallery in Boston through January 16. Many of Professor Zakari's pieces were created in collaboration with Lecturer Mike Mandel.

Lecturer Emily Gephart's essay Picture Ecology: Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective appears in a newly released anthology of contributions to the expanding field of ecocritical studies, published by Princeton University Press.

Lecturer Eva Lundsager's painting As Beginning, made in the year 2000, was recently acquired by the permanent collection of the Dallas Art Museum.
 

Professor of the Practice Kendall Reiss is one of two artists from the U.S. included in the Tincal Lab Challenge 2021: Jewelry & Nature. The exhibition runs through December 31 at Tincal Lab, a contemporary jewelry gallery located in Porto, Portugal. It includes the work of 79 jewelers from 29 countries. Works created specifically for the exhibition address nature as a central theme.

Minnie Xie, CD '24, is featured in a University of the Arts London (UAL) article describing her experience studying at UAL through the Tufts University study abroad exchange program.

A new profile describes the life and work of Professor of the Practice Guadalupe Maravilla who is the second artist to receive the Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award, presented biannually and intended to mark a significant milestone in an artist's career. Read more here.
 

Interim Associate Director of Graduate Programs Kenson Truong, MFA '18, has a solo exhibition Bespoke on view at the Boston Sculptors Gallery through January 23. The First Friday Reception is scheduled for January 7.