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born 1964 Richmond, VA

lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

MFA University of Illinois at Chicago; 1995

BFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; 1988

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions


Cloudbank; 57W57 Arts, New York, NY


Mount of Venus, Elise Ferguson and Caris Reid; Monya Rowe Gallery, St Augustine, FL

Corral; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Shutter; Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, NY

Ripple Drift; Barton Art Galleries, Barton College, Wilson NC


Solo Presentation; NADA NY with Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Flippity; 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY

Citron; Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA


This Way That; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Solo Presentation; Expo Chicago, Romer Young Gallery, Chicago

Striped Knot, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Elise Ferguson & David Kennedy Cutler; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Elise Ferguson; Halsey McKay Gallery/Poject Space, East Hampton, NY


Capital X; Envoy Gallery, New York

Newport News Moon; June 25, 2009; Envoy Gallery, New York


Elise Ferguson/Arnold Kemp; Envoy Gallery, New York


Elise Ferguson: Livingroom D Lyx, Malmo, Sweden


Floor/Wall; University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL


White Room; White Columns, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions


Geometric Behavior; Ikast Kunstpakhuset, Ikast, Denmark

Hard Edges; Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss; Pablo’s Birthday, New York

Superposition; Joshua Liner Gallery, New York


New York New Work; Albada Jelgersma, Amsterdam

In the Steps of Folly Cove; Russell Janis, Brooklyn, NY

Summer in the City; Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport, MA

Delineation; Joshua Liner Gallery, New York


Stone Soup Nasty; Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY


January Show; Mixed Greens, New York

Suddenly Last Summer, Longhouse Projects, New York

Architectural Impulse, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York

Summer Mixer, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York


Color as Structure; McKenzie Fine Art, New York


Paint On Paint Off; Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Rich-oo-uh'l, Richoo-uh'l; Jolie Laide, Philadelphia

Domestic Goods; Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY (curated by Ryan Wallace)

Entaglement; Regina Rex, Queens, NY

Entaglement; Art Blog Art Blog, New York

Printer's Proof; Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York


Default State Network, Raid Projects, Los Angeles and Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York (catalog)

Forth Estate, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon


New Prints: Spring, International Print Center New York, New York


Workspace Program 2001-7; Dieu Donne Papermill, New York


Bunch Alliance and Dissolve, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

New Editions; Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn


Talk to the Land; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Greater Brooklyn; CRG Gallery, New York


Sleight of Hand, Lemon Sky Projects (curated by Hudson Clearing); Miami

Spacemakers, Lothringer Dreizen, Munich

hung, drawn, and quartered, Team, New York

New Projects; Dieu Donne Papermill, New York

The Invisible Revealed; Surrealist Drawings from the Drukier Collection; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

Multistorey, Pump House Gallery, London


New Slang; Luring Augustine, New York (curated by Claudia Altman-Siegel)

Yard; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (curated by Robyn Donohue and Alyson Baker)

EAST International; Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England (selectors Toby Webster/Eva Rothschild), catalog

Slimvolume; Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England (curated by Andrew Hunt)


Accelerated Grimace; Silverstein Gallery, New York (curated by David Hunt)


Peaks: Kagan Martos, New York


The May Show: Sculpture Center, New York

Its a Cruel World: White Columns, New York

Mental Wilderness: Gayle Gates, New York


Outer Boroughs: White Columns

Five Easy Pieces: Lombard Freid, New York

As if the world ended on the 5th floor: Blohard, Philadelphia


Real World: New Langton Arts, San Francisco

Best II: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago


Arts in Celebration Regional Biennial: University Museum, SIU-Carbondale- (brochure)

ARCO: Beret Intl Gallery, Madrid


The Uncomfortable Show: MWMWM, Chicago

Profiles: Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

Depends: Gallery 400, Chicago

Aesthetic Cranks: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago


Flora: Chicago Botanical Garden, Chicago

The Slit Show: Layaway, Chicago


Things: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago

Thats Nice Dear: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago


Strange Video: N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago

Awards and Residencies


Dieu Donne Paper Variables Artist


Barton College Artist-in-Residence


Northern Trust Purchase Prize; Expo Chicago


Artist-in-Residence: University Nevada, Las Vegas


MacDowell Colony


Artist-in-Residence: Illinois State University

EAST International Exhibition Grant

Socrates Sculpture Park Residency

Dieu Donne Papermill Workspace Program Grant


SIU-Carbondale, University Museum: Merit Award

Illinois Arts Council: Special Assistance Grant


UIC- Teaching Assistantship


C.A.A.P. Grant, Chicago Office of Fine Arts


C.A.A.P. Grant, Chicago Office of Fine Arts


Artner, Alan. "Floating World of Art", Chicago Tribune, August 7, 1992

Brake, Alan G. "Message in a Bottle", Interior Design, June 2003

Cotter, Holland. "For Hikers Seeking Art"", New York Times, December 15, 2000

Church, Amanda. Review, Art on Paper, September/October 2004

Eng, Monica. "Floating Exhibit at the New Pier", Chicago Tribune, August 5, 1993

Franklin, Melanie. "Curators Picks", New Website, May 2003

Hart, Hugh. "Rolling Down the River", Chicago Tribune, August 5, 1992

Hawkins, Margaret. "High Concept Flights", Chicago Sun-Times, April 26, 1996

Hitzges, Jennifer. "Enchanted Evening", New York Magazine, August 25, 2003

Gerber, Eric. Review, Sculpture, March 2004

Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide", New York Times, July 12, 2002

Keegan, Matt. SUMMER KIT, published by Northway Press, 2003

Kellogg, Craig. Mansion in the Sky, Interior Design, September 1, 2009

Newhall, Edith. "Suburban Subversions", New York Magazine, June 23, 2003

Porges, Timothy. "In With the Out Crowd", Dialog, May 1996

Pratt, Kevin. Review, Artforum, September 2003

Smith, Dan. Review, Art Monthly, September 2003

Smith, Roberta. "Impressions of the Yard", New York Times, June 27, 2003

Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, July 13, 2004

Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, November 11, 2005

Spiegler, Marc. "Loop Corporate Culture", New City, March 2, 1994

Steadman, Ryan E. Review, Modern Painters, December 2012

Takahashi, Corey. "Burbs Barbs", Newsday, May 4, 2003

Valente, Judy. "Urban Waterways", The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 1992

Vander Weg, Kara. Review, Contemporary Magazine, Issue 57 2003

Voedisch, Lynn. Review, Chicago Sun-Times, August 7, 1992

Wallace, Ryan, Default State Network Catalog, 2010

Weber, Christine. "Our Own Backyard", The Queens Courier, May 21, 2003

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