One of SMFA's strongest assets is its faculty of professional artists and educators who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Our faculty will encourage you to push your limits and engage with your work on a different level, while helping you develop an ongoing dialogue with materials, content and process that will continue long after you have finished the Pre-College Summer Studio program. Leaving with a life-long relationship to SMFA and the students, faculty and staff that you've engaged with is one of the most valuable attributes to the program.
(Sculpture) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines the territory shared by artist and artisan and the nature of cultural production outside of the city center. Often collaborative, his work provides a platform for sociability as it is concerned with the potential for artwork to explore the principles of relationships. Recently Garett has exhibited and performed at Infr'action 2010 in Sete, France, Mobius and Proof Galleries in Boston, MA and Steven F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Garett holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and bachelor's degrees in Art Education and Studio Art from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. He currently livesand works in Boston and is a Teaching Fellow at SMFA.
(Performance) is an artist/educator interested in blurring the line between the two. She is the Executive Director of Open Stories Project, a Boston-based art/literacy project focused on connecting public school students with creative adults to make collaborative books that can be shared with the community. Alaina received her BA/Teacher Certification in Visual Art/Education from Ramapo College of New Jersey (2009) and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2012). Throughout her career, she has taken an interdisciplinary approach to artmaking - exploring drawing, painting, illustration, video, performance, and social practice. Alaina is currently the Director of Steps to Success' Teen Advantage after-school program at the Devotion School in Brookline, MA and a Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow at SMFA. She currently lives and works in Greater Boston.
Andrea Sherrill Evans
(Painting) is a visual artist residing in Boston, MA, with a practice based in drawing, painting, performance, and sculpture. Her work uses the human body as a starting point from which to explore the diverse territory ranging between intimacy and isolation, longing and belonging, what is known and unknown. Evans received her BFA in painting from Arizona State University (2004), and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University (2009). She is a recipient of a 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Drawing, and 2010 Blanche E. Colman Award. In 2009, Evans attended the Homestead AK artist residency in Sunshine, Alaska. Select exhibitions and performances include land/marks at Bentley University's McGladrey Art Gallery (Waltham, MA), Declaring Independence at Phoenix College's Eric Fischl Gallery (Phoenix, AZ), Time, Body, Space, Objects at Proof Gallery (Boston, MA), AKATBA at Wellesley College's Jewett Art Gallery (Wellesley, MA), Intimacy at ARC Gallery (Chicago, IL), Beyond Purview at the New Art Center (Newton, MA), Works in Progress at Mobius (Boston, MA), and There is No Place at the Tufts University Art Gallery (Medford, MA).
(Digital Photography) received a BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver ('00) and a MFA from the Museum School/Tufts University ('03), where he was a graduate teaching fellow. He has exhibited at the Museum School's BAG Gallery and participated in the exhibitions "Le Flaneur," Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, and "Life Was Different Then," at the Tufts University Gallery/Aidekman Arts Center at Tufts University, Medford, MA. MacIntyre served as a project leader at Boston Inspires Public Art and Denver Housing Authority's Art Builds Communities and has taught Photography and the Computer at Tufts for the last three years. He is chair of the New Media department at Littleton High School where he teaches digital photography, Web design, TV studio, and digital video.
Sarah Butler Peck
's (Video) work explores notions of attachment, memory, and the complexities of communication. Peck received her BA from Hampshire College ('03), where she studied Biology and Fine Arts. She received her Post Baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts ('07) and went on to receive her MFA from SMFA/ Tufts University ('10). Peck has attended artist residencies at the Homestead AK in Talkeetna, Alaska('09) and Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium ('09). Her work has been exhibited around the U.S. and abroad at spaces including the Institute of International Education in Denver, CO ('07); the ARLIS/ NA conference at theWorld Trade Center in Boston ('10); the University of Antwerp ('09); and Edinburg College of Art ('08 and '09). Her most recent exhibitions include "State of the Art" (Chase Young Gallery, Boston MA '10) and "Bound" (309 Hancock Gallery, Dorchester MA, '11).
Juan Jose Barboza Gubo
(Drawing) is a native of Lima, Peru, who grew up playing in his father's architecture studio. He studied with Miguel Angel Cuadros, and at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, widely recognized as the best art school in Peru and one of the best in South America. He received a MFA in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Gubo has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at the Nielsen Gallery ('08), The Art Institute of Boston ('08), the Attleboro Museum ('08), and Arclinea Boston ('08). He has also been featured internationally at galleries and exhibitions in Tokyo, Athens, Peru, and Italy. He was a nominee for the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant ('08), among other grants and awards. Gubo currently teaches Visual Language I, II, and Drawing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
2012 VISITING ARTISTS
Raul Gonzalez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. In 2009 Gonzalez received an award from the Artadia Foundation for Art and Culture. He was voted Boston's best visual artist for 2010 by readers of the Boston Phoenix. His work has been exhibited widely in the Northeast including The Drawing Center in New York, the Aidekman Gallery at Tufts University in Medford, MA and The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston as well as on the West coast at SCION Installation in Los Angeles. He is currently working on his first large-scale public commission, a mural sponsored by the Boston Arts Commission to be installed in the neighborhood of East Boston in 2011. Gonzalez is committed to introducing youth to the visual arts and has taught in the education departments of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gonzalez was selected to collaborate with over 125 kids from all over the city of Boston to create a work titled "and their families" which was shown in the Linde Family Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the spring of 2011. Gonzalez lives in Somerville, MA, with his wife Elaine Bay and their infant son Raúl, IV. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston.
The South End Knitters: Thanks to the home-grown talents of The South End Knitters, greater Boston can claim a connection to the International sensation known as Yarn Bombing (also referred to as Urban Knitting, or Graffiti Knitting). This stealth movement exists as a kind of hybrid between the worlds of guerilla/graffiti art and contemporary craft; but takes a decidedly softer approach to tagging the symbols and surfaces of our cities. Kindred spirits to such stitch-happy artists as Knit the City (London), Masquerade (Stockholm), and Olek (New York City)many of whom secretly slip their colorful hand-sewn creations on fences, statues, street signs, hydrants, bicycles, and buses under cover of darkness; The South End Knitters are part of a legacy traced to Magda Sayeg, whose works with Knitta Please (founded in Houston in 2005) are credited with bringing sewing from the domestic circle to the street.
Julie Graham is an artist based in Cambridge, MA and is on the painting faculty at SMFA. Using the formal devices of painting, sculpture, drawing and architectural design Julie builds paintings in which the process mirrors the act of construction. She draws on the multiple resources of landscape and architectural photography, media images and historical painting to create these unpopulated spaces in which the emptiness is the real construct. Julie believes that architecture imposes geometry on nature, creating and defining non-natural spaces that are inhabited, at least for a time, by individuals and/or communities. She is interested in what defines a "sense of place" and what makes a space human or hostile, inviting or inhabiting; how vernacular architecture worldwide has a certain simplicity of detail but a richness of humanity; how structural outcroppings can at once be compelling and isolating. Buildings and their surrounding designed environments carry the memory of their creation and cause us to question our cultural identities and our own locations in time. As spaces are defined, so are our relationships to them and to each other. Julie has also taught at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and in numerous international venues. She holds an MA International Art-Making Program. BA, Hood College, Frederick, MD ('69); MFA, Central School of Art, London ('73). Solo exhibitions at Harcus Gallery and Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center. Group exhibitions: Stephen Haller Gallery and Art in General, NY; Neilsen Gallery, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Rose Art Museum, and Fuller Museum, Boston; Currier Gallery of Art, NH. Grants and awards: Massachusetts Cultural Council Award, finalist; Blanche Colman Awards; MacDowell Colony Residency.
Andi Sutton is an artist whose practice explores the ways that performance art methodology can create new models for community development and social engagement. Working in a solo and collective context, her projects incorporate food, agriculture, television and street intervention, video, performance, and installation. Her works have been shown internationally at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (Los Angeles, CA, USA), The Western Front, (Vancouver, BC, Canada), the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA, USA), the Yogyajarta New Media Art Laboratory (Yogyajarta, Indonesia), the SMART Museum (Chicago, IL, USA), Universidad Nacional (Bogota, Colombia), the Anthology Film Archives (New York), the Mills Gallery (Boston, MA, USA), among others.
An avid collaborator, she is a member of The National Bitter Melon Council (www.bittermelon.org) which uses the form of a vegetable promotion board to create public projects that use the flavor and emotion of bitterness and Bitter Melon to spark dialogue about difference, foreignness, and community, and explore the boundaries between art and life. She also co-produces the public art and dialogue event series Platform2 (www.platform2.info) a performance happening and discussion series that promotes discourse about art and social engagement . Among Andi's art and community building work has also included a curatorial practice. From 2004 2006 she co-developed and co-curated the Berwick Research Institute's Public Art Incubator Program, an artist-run residency program for artists working in the public sphere. Sutton has received grants from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council for the Arts and the LEF Foundation and is the winner of the MFA Traveling Scholars Award (2010) and, along with The National Bitter Melon Council, the Artadia Art Award (2007). She graduated in 2003 from a combined degree program between Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston with a BA in Women's Studies and a BFA in interdisciplinary studies, focusing on performance art, video, and installation. She currently works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies, is a passionate cook and gardener, and can't help but incorporate each, metaphorically and literally, into her work.
Thomas Stevenson is a New England raised and educated artist, designer, and builder living in Brooklyn, NY. Thomas' work is focused on hospitality and the personal interaction that happen when people occupy the same space.