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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.

Lecturer Kata Hull has work in the Arts Connect at Catamount Arts Juried Show on view at the Rankin-Fried Galleries through April 10 at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Visit catamountarts.org for more information or view a virtual tour of the show.

Professor of the Practice Jane Gillooly's film, Where the Pavement Ends, is being broadcast on February 8 at 8 pm on America Reframed, World Channel and is streaming now here. Where The Pavement Ends transports viewers to the Missouri towns of Kinloch and Ferguson, examining the shared histories and deep racial divides affecting both. The film looks at the lasting wounds of segregation and reminds viewers of the countless American neighborhoods, separated by mere blocks, whose residents live worlds apart.

Professor of the Practice Tanya Crane has been awarded a one-month Artist Residency at Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland, Maine. This year's cohort represents the commitment to supporting the artistic practices of Black women from across the African Diaspora, celebrating their voices and vision as integral to the Global Art Canon.

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.

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.