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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.

Alumni Alonso Nichols and Juyon Lee were both awarded the St. Botolph Club Foundation's 2023 Emerging Artist Award. There will be a reception and presentation of work on October 25, 2023.

Professor of the Practice Riccardo Giacconi's latest film Animal will premiere April 26 at the Visions du Réel International Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.

Professor of the Practice Chantal Zakari will be participating along with Lecturer Mike Mandel in the 1st Providence Photo Book Fair on April 15 and 16, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 159 Sutton Street in Providence, RI.

Communications Coordinator Adrienne Roma Sacks was awarded a residency at Dorland Mountain Arts in Temecula, CA.

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.

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.

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