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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 David Antonio Cruz’s work is featured in an upcoming exhibit at the ICA entitled A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now through September 5. Colorful, surprising, and full of life, A Place for Me is a testament to the vitality of contemporary figurative art, reflecting a multitude of styles and approaches to painting through a cross-section of contemporary painting today. 

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow's solo show Magic Bridge at Winston Wachter Fine Art in New York City runs through April 30. Continuing a love affair with plants, gardens, the surreal, and the absurd, the exhibition will also feature a new site specific 14 x 22 foot mural.

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.

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 for more information or view a virtual tour of the show.