EDY FERGUSON

 

 

Education

 

Hunter College of The City of New York.   MFA, Painting and Combined Media.

Washington University in St. Louis.   BFA, Sculpture.

Art Institute of Chicago.  Early College Program: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking.

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

Fall 2021  Electric Warrior Xi’an,  OCAT Xi’an, China

2016         New Paintings and Selected Photography, House of St. Barnabas, London.

2015         Eclectic Cuts: Portraits, CCA Galleries International, Jersey.

2014         Coke Tragedy, Cortex Athletico, Paris.

2014         New Paintings and Drawings, Solo Project with Cortex Athletico, Geneva.

2013         Conspiracy Theory, Bernier-Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece.

2013         America, Faggionato Fine Art, London.

2012         Selected Works 1993 – Present, Centre D’Art Contemporain, Geneva.

2012         Selected Works 1993 – Present, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.

2008         Recent Paintings, Salon Am Hof, Vienna, Austria.

2005         New Paintings,  Sensei Gallery, New York.

2002         Rockumental, Studio 406, New York.

2000         Heavy Energy Machine 2: Imperialist Games, Momenta Art, Brooklyn New York.

1998         Fin de Siècle, New York à Nantes, Nantes Art Festival by CRDC, France.

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2020          After Decameron, Open Space Contemporary, London.

2019          International Public Arts Workshop Exhibition, Xi’an Fine Art Academy, China.

2017          The London Original Art Car Boot Sale, London.

2016          Art Thessoloniki International Art Fair, Thessoloniki, Greece.

2015          Arena, Centre of Contemporary Art, Znaki Czasu, Torun. 

2015          Original Print Fair,  The Royal Academy of Arts, London.

2015          She Devil 7, Stefania Marscetti Studio, Rome.

2015          Multiplied, Christies, Contemporary Art in Editions, London.

2012          Double Take, 2nd Biennale of Mardin, Turkey.

2012          Parnassos, Wiener Art Foundation Vienna, in Athens.

2012          Faces, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece.

2011          Remap, Athens, Greece.

2010          Watercolours, Tiroler Landes Museen, Innsbruck, Austria.

2008          5 x 5 Pluralism, Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Caracas, Venezuela.

2005          Red White and Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.

2001          Song Poems, Cohen and Leslie, New York.

1999          Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

1998          Oriental Nights, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York.

1998          Studio Program Exhibition, PS1 Institute of Contemporary Art, MOMA, New York.

1998          Exhibition Video Library, David Zwirner Gallery, New York.

 

 

Awards and Residences

 

2020           Covid Relief Grant for all projects, Arts Council England.

2019           Travel Grant, British Council, China Connections Through Culture.

2019           Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, International Public Art Workshop, China.

2018           The Petrol Station, White Noise. Studio residency located in White City, London.

2016           The V.Tassis Sculpture Award. Biennial competition for sculptors working in London.

2010-13      Athens School of Fine Art, Residency: School of Fine Arts, Hydra Island, Greece.

2010           Athens School of Fine Art, Residency: School of Fine Arts, Crete, Greece.

2009           Innsbruck, Watercolour Painting Residency: Tiroler Landes Museen.

2008-9        The Art Factory, Mykonos, Greece.

1999           Teaching Grant, Annenburg Foundation, New York.

1998           PS1 MoMA, National Studio Residency Program.

1998           Resident Artist, Long Island City High School, Queens, New York.

1993           MTV Video Music Awards, Best Video 1993, Art Direction for Jeremy by Pearl Jam.

1984-88      The Fred Conway Scholarship of Art, Washington University in St. Louis.

1982-84      Early College Program, full scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago.

 

 

Performances and Projects

 

2019           International Public Art Workshop. Proposals for Yangling Mausoleum, Xi’an.    

2018           The Petrol Station. Series of Performance collaborations with local artists, London.

2017           Maggot Brain.  Vauxhall, The Original Art Car Boot Sale, London.

2017           Good Thoughts/Bad Thoughts. Design commission for Vauxhall Motors, London.

2016           Open House. Wharton Hall Studios, Coriander Studio, London.

2016           The Story of Water. The House of St. Barnabas, London.

2015           The Pursuit of Happiness.  Music video featuring performances by students from Oak Lodge                             School for the Deaf, London.

2014           The Man Who Sold the World. UK Tour Photographer.  With Tony Visconti and Woody

                   Woodmansy of David Bowie’s original band, The Spiders from Mars.

2013           Conspiracy Theory. Exhibition for The Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens.  

2013           Sympathy. Centre d’Art Contemporain, for Art Night, Geneva.

2011           Now + Here. MIR Dance Festival, Athens.

2006           The Magician and the Exorcist. Monkey Town, New York.

2002           Rockumental. Suite 106 Gallery, New York.

2000           Heavy Energy Machine 2: Imperialist Games, Momenta New York.

1999           Heavy Energy Machine. Judson Memorial Hall. New York.

 

Public Collections

 

The George Economou Collection, Athens, Greece.

Anthea Art Investments, Switzerland

LAC Geneva, Switzerland

The Colin De Land, American Fine Arts, and Pat Hearn Gallery Archives 

Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela.

 

 

Bibliography

 

 

She Devil, Group Exhibition Catalogue, Cura Books, 2020.

China Central Television, interview for International Public Art Workshop, Xi’an, 2019.

White Noise, 

BBC Jersey, Live Radio Interview, October 20, 2015.

Blouin Art and Auction, Review, October 2015.

Elle Magazine Hong Kong, October 2015.

Sloan Square Magazine, October 2015.

The Telegraph London, Review, October 12, 2015.

 

Arena, Center of Contemporary Art Torun, Exhibition Catalogue 2014.

News Art Today TV Paris, Interview, April 2014.

Le Monde, Paris, Review, April 17, 2014.

Sport and Style, Paris, Review, May 16, 2014.

Visite Deco, Paris, April 10, 2014.

Plume Voyage, Paris, Review, April 2014.

 

Art Forum, Review, October 2013.

Lifo Magazine Athens, Review, June 2013.

Elephant Magazine Issue 13 Winter 2012/13, Review, page 8.

KunstForum International Bd. 219, Review, pgs 240 – 242, Januar-Februar 2013.

Kunst-Bulletin Zurich, Review, January 12, 2013. 

Agma Issue #13, Review, New York.

Kunstbulletin 1-2/2013, Review, pages 78 and 79.

 

Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Agra Publications, Conspiracy Theory, Exhibition Catalogue, 2013.

Herald International Tribune, July 3, 2013.

Athinorama Athens, Review, May 30, 2013.

Mosaiko Greece, May 23, 2013.

Lifo Athina, Review, May 24, 2013.

Culture Now, Athens, Review, May 28, 2013.

Passe Par Tout. Athens, Review, May 25, 2013.

Protothema, Athens, Review, May 14, 2013.

Artic Athens, Review, May 28, 2013.

 

 

Wall Street International Magazine, Review, May 28, 2013.

The Greek Tomorrow, (Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΑΥΡΙΟ) Review, May 29, 2013, Page 36. 

Annabelle, Germany, Review, November 21, 2012.

Onassis Cultural Center, Faces Exhibition Catalogue, pgs 78 – 81.

Art Daily, Review, December 26, 2012.

 

Le Courrier Genéve, Review, December 1, 2012, page 22.

Le Temps, Genéve, Review, December 15, 2012.

Helvetic Arts, Genéve, Review, November 26, 2012.

Ron Orp, Genéve, Review, November 22, 2012.

Le Temps - Sortir, Revew, December 12, 2012.

Le Temps – Sortir, Review, November 22, 2012.

CH-ARTS Swiss Platform for Contemporary Art, Review, November 22, 2012.

CCA News Today, Exhibition Review, Benaki Museum, Athens, August 14, 2012.

Athens Insider, Interview, May 2010.

Athens Katamerini, BH Magazine, Interview, June 20, 2010.

The Art Newspaper, Review, September 2002.

Voice Choices, New York, October 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

All images and video © Edy Ferguson 2021