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

2018

Cloudbank; 57W57 Arts, New York, NY

2017

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

2016

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

Flippity; 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY

Citron; Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

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

2014

Solo Presentation; Expo Chicago, Romer Young Gallery, Chicago

Striped Knot, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

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

2011

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

2009

Capital X; Envoy Gallery, New York

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

2008

Elise Ferguson/Arnold Kemp; Envoy Gallery, New York

2004

Elise Ferguson: Livingroom D Lyx, Malmo, Sweden

2003

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

2001

White Room; White Columns, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

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

2017

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

2016

Stone Soup Nasty; Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

2015

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

2014

Color as Structure; McKenzie Fine Art, New York

2013

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

2011

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

2010

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

Forth Estate, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon

2009

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

2007

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

2006

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

New Editions; Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn

2005

Talk to the Land; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Greater Brooklyn; CRG Gallery, New York

2004

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

2003

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)

2002

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

2001

Peaks: Kagan Martos, New York

2000

The May Show: Sculpture Center, New York

Its a Cruel World: White Columns, New York

Mental Wilderness: Gayle Gates, New York

1999

Outer Boroughs: White Columns

Five Easy Pieces: Lombard Freid, New York

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

1997

Real World: New Langton Arts, San Francisco

Best II: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago

1996

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

ARCO: Beret Intl Gallery, Madrid

1995

The Uncomfortable Show: MWMWM, Chicago

Profiles: Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago

Depends: Gallery 400, Chicago

Aesthetic Cranks: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago

1994

Flora: Chicago Botanical Garden, Chicago

The Slit Show: Layaway, Chicago

1992

Things: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago

Thats Nice Dear: Beret Intl Gallery, Chicago

1991

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

Awards and Residencies

2018  

Dieu Donne Paper Variables Artist

2017   

Barton College Artist-in-Residence

2014  

Northern Trust Purchase Prize; Expo Chicago

2006 

Artist-in-Residence: University Nevada, Las Vegas

2004 

MacDowell Colony

2003

Artist-in-Residence: Illinois State University

EAST International Exhibition Grant

Socrates Sculpture Park Residency

Dieu Donne Papermill Workspace Program Grant

1996

SIU-Carbondale, University Museum: Merit Award

Illinois Arts Council: Special Assistance Grant

1995

UIC- Teaching Assistantship

1991

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

1989

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

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