The School of the Museum of Fine Arts will honor Lalla Essaydi

On May 22, 2012, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will honor Lalla Essaydi with the SMFA Medal Award.

Lalla Essaydi grew up in Morocco. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999, Diploma in 2000, and Master of Fine Arts in 2003 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's joint program with Tufts University. Essaydi is represented by Schneider Gallery in Chicago, by Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston and by Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally, including Boston, Chicago, Texas, Colorado, New York, Syria, Ireland, England, France and the Netherlands, and is represented in a number of collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Williams College Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fries Museum, the Kodak Museum of Art and the Louvre.

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