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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 Laurel Nakadate's exhibition Laurel Nakadate: Mother Line is on view at Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art in Virginia through May 29. She delivered an artist talk and was in conversation with curators Don Russell and Lily Siegel at the show's opening. 

Minoo Emami, BFA '19, is having a solo exhibition entitled An Invitation to My Garden at Gallery Kayafas in Boston from March 11 to April 15. 

Professor of the Practice Laurel Nakadate will deliver an artist talk at George Mason University on February 24 in advance of the opening of MOTHER, a group show she co-curated at the university's gallery, alongside a solo show of her photo series, The Kingdom.

Lecturer Tina Wasserman has recently published an essay entitled "Still Lives: Tableaux Vivants, Moving Images and the Digital Uncanny" in the journal Quarterly Review of Film and Video. E-print copies are available here.

Lecturer Vin Caponigro is a recipient of IPCNY's Artists in Residence grant. During their remote residency, Caponigro will create a new body of work based around the non-consensual extraction of natural materials in Northeastern Pennsylvania and their return to the earth.

Ellen Gallagher, MFA '92, will be featured in the 2022 Whitney Biennial from April 6 through September 5.

Professor of Art History at Texas State University Dr. Erina Duganne has co-curated an exhibition for the Tufts University Arts Galleries with TUAG Curator & Head of Public Engagement Abigail Satinsky. Entitled Art for Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities, the exhibit is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue and runs through April 24. Dr. Duganne has also been named a recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. 

Lecturer Maya Erdelyi-Perez is showing her film Pareidolia as part of the Reviewing The Past exhibit at the Schlosberg Gallery at the Montserrat College of Art through March 19. 

Former SMFA faculty member Abigail Child's film Origin of the Species is showing as part of the Boston Sci Fi Festival on Friday, February 18 at 5 pm at the Somerville Theater. Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies faculty member Jennifer Burton produced the film and Professor of Computer Science Matthias Scheutz is also featured in the film. View the trailer here. The film is available virtually through the Boston Sci Fi Festival.

Lecturer Mima McMillan and Eli Brown, MFA '18, have been awarded Public Art Accelerator grants through Now and There to bring their public art projects to a Boston neighborhood this summer. Their projects will be designed to unlock curiosity and evoke new ways of being while holding space for community care, equitable living, and collective uplifting.