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Irene Ferguson, born 1970, Hokitika, New Zealand

Education

2003 – 2005 – Master of Fine Arts degree, cum laude,
New York Academy of Art, New York City, USA

1989 – 1993 – Diploma of Fine Arts, Honors,
Otago School of Fine Art, Dunedin, New Zealand
 
 

Solo exhibitions

2019 – Vista, Pataka, Porirua, New Zealand

2015 – Untitled, The Henley Club, Melbourne, Australia
2012 – Colossal, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2011 – Torrid Grey, Aratoi Public Art Gallery, Masterton, New Zealand
2010 – Pine, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2010 – Electric Water, Suite Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2008 – Wayward, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2003 – Sample; flesh and blood, Janne Land Gallery,

             Wellington, New Zealand
2003 – Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Invercargill, New Zealand

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

2019 – Flesh, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2019 – Maslow’s Dream, Austrian Embassy, Beijing, China
2019 – Dancing Corner, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
2018 – Paper, Neon Parlour, Melbourne, Australia
2018 – Exquisite Palette, Tacit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017 – Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York City, USA
2017 – Single Fare4, Highline Stages, New York City, USA
2016 – Picturing the Unprintable, NYAAA, Flux Gallery,
             Queens, New York City, USA
2014 – The Parkin Drawing Prize, The New Zealand Academy of Art,
             Wellington, New Zealand
2013 – The 7th International Drawing Biennale,
             The Polish Art Foundation, Melbourne, Australia
2013 – The Parkin Drawing Prize, The New Zealand Academy of Art,      
             Wellington, New Zealand
2013 – Seen Recently, NorthArt, Auckland, New Zealand
2012 – Witness, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, New Zealand
2011 – Game On, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, New Zealand
2011 – Single Fare 2, Sloan Fine Art, New York City, USA
2010 – Single Fare, 224 Grand Street, Brooklyn, USA
2008 – The Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington, New Zealand
2008 – Strive Towards Your Destiny, City Gallery,
             Wellington, New Zealand
2008 – The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award,
             Hamilton, New Zealand
2008 – Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, Whakatane, New Zealand
2007 – Group Show, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2007 – Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
2007 – Norsewear Art Awards, Hastings, New Zealand
2006 – A-mart the Art Supermarket, Ale and Porter Arts,
             Bradford on Avon, UK
2006 – BP Portrait Award, the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2006 – Eye Candy, Bath Fringe Arts Festival, United Kingdom
2005 – New York Academy Graduate Show, New York City, USA

Fellowships, residencies and awards

2019 – Red Gate Artist in Residence, Beijing, China

2013 – Runner up, The 7th International Drawing Biennale,

             The Polish Art Foundation, Melbourne, Australia
2008 – Wellington Star Mercedes-Benz Artist in Residence,

             Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington, New Zealand
2008 – Winner, The Adam Portraiture Award, New Zealand
2008 – Winner, Portrait Award, Molly Morpeth Canaday,

             Whakatane, New Zealand
2002 – The William Hodges Fellowship, Invercargill, New Zealand

 

Work held in collections

 

The James Wallace Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
The Royal Society, Wellington, New Zealand
Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Invercargill, New Zealand

Reviews

The Dominion Post, Thursday, April 1, 2010. Arts and Entertainment page 15. Review Mark Amery
The Dominion Post, Wednesday February 6 2008, D2. Review Mark Amery
The New Zealand Herald, Arts Guide, Thursday May 1, 2008, B4. Review T.J McNamara
The Listener, March 22 2008, pg 36. Review Abby Cunnane
Art New Zealand, Number 106/Spring 2003, Review Aaron Lister

Essays

Witness exhibition essay, ‘Giving a First Hand Account’ by Dr. Warren Feeney, 2012
Colossal exhibition essay by Kirsty Lillico, 2012
Strive Towards Your Destiny exhibition essay by Jessica Scott, 2008
Wayward exhibition essay by Abby Cunnane, 2008
Sample; flesh and blood exhibition essay by Linda Tyler, 2003