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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 Michelle Samour’s solo show, Mapping Borders and Boundaries at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, runs through September 2021. It delves into ideas of homeland, exile, and diaspora, specifically in regard to the dispossession of Palestine. 

Professor of the Practice Tanya Crane displayed her work in the exhibition By Hand at the Attleboro Arts Museum from April-May 2021.

Professor of the Practice Patte Loper’s solo exhibition of experimental and research-based work, Quiet Country, is running through May 31 at the Platform Gallery.

Professor of the Practice Joel Frenzer debuted his talk The Muse of Alzheimer's: Turning "Tragedy" into Art as part of the 2021 TEDxTufts conference.

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow participated in the podcast The Open Call, which tackles contemporary art in response to the pandemic landscape.

Julia Csekö, MFA ‘13, was selected as a Somerville Arts Council Fellow for 2021 and was awarded the Somerville Museum Community Curator Grant for 2021/2022.

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston awarded its 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize to Marlon Forrester, BFA ‘08, and Dell Marie Hamilton, MFA ‘12.

Monica Manoski, MFA '13 and former assistant director of development at SMFA, has published a book, sisters in this ritual

Sarah “Val” Valente, assistant director of student affairs, has work on view at Gallery X as part of the Abstract X exhibition. The show is on view through March 28.

Professor of the Practice Jane Gillooly’s Suitcase of Love and Shame will be screened at Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive, (BAMPFA) as part of Documentary Voices March 12 – April 25, with a livestream conversation on April 14 at 7 pm PST.