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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.

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.

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow's solo show Pollen Song opened at Galerie les Filles du Calvaire in Paris on September 4. It includes 16 new drawings exploring agricultural fragility and fantasies. Arts in the City Magazine (Paris) described the show as "spicy like a rosebush, invigorating like photosynthesis."

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow's solo show The Riparian Lovers opens at the Winston Wachter gallery in Seattle on October 4. The show includes new drawings as well as a massive wall drawing.

Lecturer Anthony Hamboussi is participating in the Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives exhibition through October 16 at the SUNY Stony Brook University Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives features twelve artists that center stories at the fringe of public attention.

Professor of the Practice Ethan Murrow's solo museum show The Greenhouse is up through September 18 at the Cahoon Museum in Cotuit, MA. It features a panoramic wall drawing inspired by old growth forests that once existed on Cape Cod. A WGBH interview with Ethan Murrow discussing The Greenhouse is available here.