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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.

Eva Lundsager, has work included in the exhibition David C. Driskell's Students at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts & Culture of African Americans & the African Diaspora, at the University of Maryland. Dr. Driskell was an artist and historian who pioneered the study of African American Art and its history. 

Alum Brooke Stewart, MFA '18, has created a series of prints that were on display at the Boston Distillery Gallery. Inspired by grocery displays during time spent in grocery stores since the onset of the pandemic, the series of 23 prints, titled No Potatoes, suggests metaphors to other topics, such as femininity, dating and sexuality. 

Laurel Nakadate has work included in HOW TO HUMAN, a group exhibition on view at Galerie Tanja Wagner in Berlin, Germany. HOW TO HUMAN is on view through February 13.

Jennifer Schmidt's upcoming exhibition at Trestle Gallery is the culmination of Schmidt's time as a 2020 artist-in-residence through the Gallery's visiting artist residency program. Jennifer Schmidt: Deciduous Leaves Turn is on view through February 6. 

SMFA alum Andy Pepper, PB '16, has started a podcast called Artist's Looking at Animals, an audio journal of creative people's thoughts on a changing world. Episodes one through six are now live and feature conversations with several SMFA community members including: Ethan Murrow, professor of the practice, featured in Episode 2: "Sheep", alum Allison Maria Rodriguez, PB '06, MFA '10, featured in Episode 03: "Thylacine", Kendall Reiss, professor of the practice, featured in Episode 04: "Whale", and Mima McMillan, interim director, post-baccalaureate program, featured in Episode 05: "White Stag". 

Silvia Bottinelli recently released Yet Who Is the Genius? Vol. 1, the first of two issues that she co-edited with Giorgia Gastaldon for the journal Palinsesti. The volume examine women's art and criticism in postwar Italy through the rediscovery of a variety of case studies and discourses.

Jules Rochielle Sievert has recently been appointed as a 2021-2022 Health Equity Ambassador at Policy Link. They will be hosting a special dialogue that pulls together an international cohort of legal-design innovators at the Innovating Justice Forum in the Hague, hosting a panel on game changers.