Jason J Ferguson is an installation and performance artist originally from Washington D.C.
He spent his formative years in Baltimore, where he received his BFA from Towson University, and continued his studies at the University of Delaware, where he completed his MFA in 2006.
“I use humor and an absurdist voice to survey challenging topics such as family dynamics, mortality, and religion.”
Ferguson’s “artifact” series captures the poetic moments from life’s sheltered and repetitive routine during a global pandemic.
Each fragment was created by taking hundreds of photographs of seemingly mundane compositions in his home.
“I usually work very large, so I have a studio near my home, but my work in the Sharing Space exhibition represents explorations of a more intimate scale.”
The process became an act of seeing rather than looking, paying closer attention to the quiet, often overlooked, arrangements of objects in space. The ruptured, incomplete forms highlight software limitations and speak of focus, memory, and loss.
“I have begun to loosen up and allow intuition to play a role in my practice.”
“However, for the last 15 years, my work has been deeply reliant on research and collaboration.”
Ferguson currently resides in Grass Lake, Michigan, with his wife and two children, and is a Professor in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University.
He has a few exhibitions planned for late 2022 and a new body of work in development.
- Also, to learn more about the Sharing Space exhibition and its artists visit our Sharing Space Page!