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© 2019 Jim Ferguson

Jim Ferguson Insight LLC                                      

Bio

Born cross-eyed, corrective surgery left me with no depth perception.  I developed a different way of seeing things, and measuring spaces, layers and distances that I use in my photography.  I’ve taken my handicap and turned it into an advantage.

 

I studied photography and received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  After getting my BFA, I started exhibiting and selling my work.  I landed three galleries representing my work.  As a result my work is in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Museo Nacional de Antropologia- Mexico, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and numerous private collections.  The Amon Carter Museum of American Art included me in the exhibition Exploring Sight: Young Photographers in the 1970s.    I was also included in the Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists & Innovators.  

 

I took an extended leave of absence from exhibiting but not photographing.  Now I’m bringing the years of images and recent work back into the fine art photography world.

Jim, on right, after corrective eye surgery

 

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CV 

Represented in the Catherine Edelman Gallery Chicago Project

 

Recent Accolades

  • All-About-Photo.com - Featured as a "Rising Photographer" 2019

  • Float magazine - Featured Portfolio 2019

  • Critical Mass Finalist 2018

Permanent Collections

  • Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL

  • Dallas Museum of Art - Dallas, TX

  • Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, WA

  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Ft. Worth, TX

  • MTSU Photographic Gallery - Murfreesboro, TN

  • Museo Nacional de Antropologia- Mexico City, Mexico

 

One Person Shows

  • Workspace Gallery - Lincoln, NE, 2018

  • The Photograph Gallery, Tarrant County Junior College - Hurst, TX, 1985

  • Bellocqu Gallery - Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 1982

  • Middle Tennessee State University Photographic Gallery - Murfreesboro, TN, 1981

  • University of Denver - Denver, CO, 1979

  • The Darkroom - Denver, CO,1979

  • Sun Valley Art Center - Sun Valley, ID, 1978

  • Sioux City Art Center - Sioux City, lO, 1977

  • University of California, Extension Gallery - San Francisco, CA, 1971

  • Sun Photo Gallery - Hanover, NH, 1977

  • Quivira Photograph Gallery - Albuquerque, NM, 1977

  • Cambridge Photo Co-op - Cambridge, MA, 1977

 

Two Person Shows

  • Columbia Gallery of Photography - Columbia, MO, 1979

  • Foto Gallery - New York, NY, 1978

  • New England School of Photography - with Fredrick Sommer - Boston, MA, 1977

  • Blue Sky Gallery - with Tom Patton - Portland, OR, 1977

  • Quivira Photograph Gallery - Albuquerque, NM, 1976

  

Group Shows

  • Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago Project VII - Chicago, IL, 2018

  • Center for Fine Art Photography- Abstract- Ft. Collins, CO, 2018

    • Elizabeth Houston, Curator

  • Co|So, Elevated - Boston, MA, 2018

    • Robert Klein, Curator

  • Filter Space, Context 2018- Chicago, IL, 2018

    • April Watson, Curator

  • PhotoPlace, Open Call 2018- Middlebury, VT​

    • Douglas Beasley, Curator​

  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art - Ft. Worth, TX, 2006

    • Exploring Sight: Young Photographers in the 1970s

  • Peter M. David Gallery - Minneapolis, MN, 1986

  • Coyote Gallery, Invitational Show - Oroville, CA, 1985

  • Cal Arts Photo Competition/Exhibition - Valencia, CA, 1982

  • Westwood Center of the Arts, Competition - Los Angeles, CA, 1982

  • The Woods Hall Photograph Gallery, Invitational Show - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL, 1981

  • The Art Institute of Chicago -  Chicago, IL, 1979 

    • God Man Beast Show

  • Galerie Licht, Invitational Show - Borupvej, Denmark, 1978

  • ASA Gallery, Invitational Show - Albuquerque, NM, 1978

  • Santa Fe Gallery of Photography, Invitational Show - Santa Fe, NM, 1977, 1978

  • Silver Image Gallery, Invitational Show - Tacoma, WA, 1977

  • Infinite Image Gallery, Invitational Show - Milwaukee, WI, 1976

  • Gallery f22,lnvitational Show - Santa Fe, NM, 1976

  • Friends of Photography - Carmel, CA, 1976

 

Publications

  • All-About-Photo.com - Featured as a "Rising Photographer" 2019

  • F-STOP, A Photography Magazine, Issue #91, Portfolio 2018

  • Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists & Innovators, ©1983

  • Vision, February 1981 - Tokyo, Japan

  • Lightyear 1981, MTSU Photographic Gallery - Murfreesboro, TN

  • Picture Paper #5, 1979 - Santa Fe, NM

  • Village Voice, February 6,1978 - New York, NY

  • Artweek, November 19, 1977 Volume 8, Number 39 - San Francisco, CA

Reviews

  • Filter Photo Review 2019- Chicago, IL

  • PhotoNola 2019- New Orleans, LA

  • Filter Photo Review 2018- Chicago, IL

  • Review Santa Fe 2017 - Santa Fe, NM

  • Filter Photo Review 2017- Chicago, IL

Education

  • San Francisco Art Institute, BFA

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA