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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 Rachelle Mozman Solano is featured in a solo exhibition entitled All These Things I Carry with Me through January 2 at the South Bend Museum in South Bend, Indiana.

Lecturer Mara Metcalf, MFA '87, is exhibiting works on paper in a three-person show entitled Enigmatic Space at the Chazan Gallery in the Wheeler School in Providence, RI. The exhibition opens on October 21 and runs through November 11. 

Professor of the Practice Guadalupe Maravilla is the 2021 recipient of The Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award, which is awarded to a distinguished artist whose work will inspire and motivate future generations to active participation and social responsibility.
 

Lecturer Eva Lundsager has work included in the Works on Paper exhibition at the Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis, MO. The show is on view until October 30.

Lecturer Ria Brodell, MFA '06, is exhibiting work from their Butch Heroes series at The Freedman Gallery at Albright College from October 7 through December 5. The show brings together new work as well as Butch Heroes from the collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, and the Cornel Fine Arts Museum. 

Professor of the Practice Mags Harries and Interim Associate Director of Graduate Programs Kenson Truong, MFA '18, will be a part of the Boston Sculptors Gallery's ALight on MARS exhibition. The exhibition's opening reception is Saturday, October 2 from 6-8:30 pm at the Manship Query in Gloucester. More information can be found here and more information on the artists can be found here.

Lecturer Maya Erdelyi's new mural Pareidolia Series was recently unveiled on the eight floor of Boston’s City Hall. The Pareidolia Series is simultaneously an intricate 3D collage piece, a stop-motion puppet, and an animated film project. 

Lecturer Michael MacMahon, MFA '14, is having a solo exhibition entitled Wrack Line at the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA. It runs from September 23 - October 31. The closing reception will be held on Saturday, October 30 from 6-8 pm.

Marlon Forrester, BFA ‘08, is one of two 2021 recipients of the Cantabrigia Award which provides editorial and design support to realize proposed publication projects. Forrester's proposed publication If Black Saints Could Fly 23 explores ideas of transformation and ritual as it continues Forrester's ongoing artistic interventions around the meditation of the Black male figure in the Americas.

Marla McLeod, MFA '20, is featured in We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through), a solo exhibition at the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University that touches on the diversity of McLeod’s practice, juxtaposing larger-than-life portrait painting with handmade textiles and garments.