Photo by Dina Savage
Edy Ferguson was born in Chicago, where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She then moved to New York and art directed music videos, culminating in MTV Award for Best Video for the song Jeremy, by Pearl Jam in 1993. Afterwards, she enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts combined media program from at Hunter College, City of New York. In 2007 she travelled to Vienna and then to Athens where she worked between residencies in Europe and New York. Edy Ferguson’s comprehensive installation articulates different areas of of her oeuvre, a multi-layered view of her work in using various techniques - drawing, installation, performance, video, and painting - in the form of a Gesamkunstwerk, - or ‘Total Artwork’.
Ferguson has exhibited in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Jersey, Paris, Nantes, Rome, Geneva, Athens, Thessaloniki, Caracas, Mardin, Torun, Vienna, and Innsbruck. Her work is represented internationally in several high profile collections such as The George Economou Collection, Monique Barbier-Mueller, Mercedes Vilardell, and the Baroness Marion Lampert Collection (LAC). Most recently she received a response grant to Covid by Arts Council England (2020). In 2019 she was invited to propose a public art work for the Yangling Mausoleum and Museum site in China, and lecture in participation with the Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts International Public Art Workshop (2019). She also received a British Council travel grant (2019). She has exhibited at The London Original Print Fair (2016), Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair (2016), Eclectic Cuts a solo exhibition at CCA Galleries in Jersey (2015), Arena at Torun Center of Contemporary Art - film program curated by Katarina Gregos (2015), Christie’s Multiplied Contemporary Art in Editions Fair in London (2015), Coke Tragedy a solo exhibition at Cortex Athletico Gallery, Paris (2014), ArtGeneve Solo Project (2014), Conspiracy Theory a solo exhibition at Bernier Eliades Gallery in Athens (2013), America a solo exhibition at Faggionato Fine Arts in London (2013), Faces at the Onassis Cultural Centre--, Athens (2012) Double Take: The 2nd Biennale in Mardin Turkey (2012), a mid-career retrospective Edy Ferguson Selected Works 1992 - 2012 at The Benaki Museum–Pireos Annex, Athens (commissioned by George Economou) which travelled to the Centre d’Arte Contemporain in Geneva (2012-2013). Fin De Siecle, Nantes Arts Festival (1998-1999), Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (1998), Oriental Nights, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (1998), MOMA PS. 1 International Studio Exhibition, New York (1998), Video Library, David Zwirner Gallery, New York (1998). Edy Ferguson lives and works in London.