Gerald Ferguson › CV

1937 - 2009 

Born Cincinnati, Ohio


Teaching Positions

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

Selected Principle Collections 

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto , Ontario

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa , Ontario . 

Confederation Art Centre, PEI

Dalhousie University Art Gallery , Halifax , Nova Scotia 

Department of External Affairs, Ottawa , Ontario .

Fulcrum North Inc., The Randall/Norris Collection, Peterborough , Ontario

Guardian International Currency Corp., Toronto , Ontario 

Glenbow Museum , Calgary , Alberta 

McCarthy Tetrault, Toronto , Ontario 

McMillan Binch, Toronto , Ontario 

Museum of Modern Art , N.Y. 

Museum Struzki, Lodz , Poland 

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa , Ontario 

NOVA Corporation, Calgary , Alberta 

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Toronto , Ontario 

Tory, Tory, Deslauriers and Binnington, Toronto , Ontario 

University of Lethbridge Art Gallery , Lethbridge , Alberta 

Vancouver Art Gallery , Vancouver , B.C. 

Xerox Financial Services Inc., Toronto , Ontario

Selected Visiting Artist/Lecturer/Symposia

Drop Cloth Paintings, St Mary1s University Art Gallery , Halifax , NS

A Survey of my Work from 1968 to Present, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Gerald Ferguson Works: 1968-1999, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa , Ontario Southern California Art Institute, October

Florida State University, Tallahasse, March

"Terra Firma", Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, artists' panel, October

Visiting Artist-State University of New York, at Purchase, April.
 "Still Lifes", Mt. St. Vincent University Art Gallery

Banff School of Fine Art, Alberta, Artist in Residence, February
 Curator, Susanna Heller "Nova Scotia Paintings"

Art Gallery, Halifax Oct/Nov '87. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Jan/Feb '88.
 Curator, "Marsden Hartley and Nova Scotia"

Mount St.Vincent University
 Symposium - Marsden Hartley and Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Oct.30, (chair) with Townsend Ludington, Roald Nasgaard, Ronald Paulson, Gail R.Scott.

University of Victoria, British Columbia, January, Visiting Artist
 Emily Carr College of Art and Design, January, Visiting artist

"Landscape Works", Mendel Art Gallery, lecture, September.
 Alberta College of Art, Calgary Visiting artist Feb.3

"The Famous Frank Slide", Gallery Presentation, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge Feb.1

"From the Heart", National Museum of Man touring exhibition, group talk at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, August

"Gerald Ferguson: Works 1978-1984", Gallery Talk Dalhousie University
Halifax, N.S. Nov.16

"Folk Art of Nova Scotia", Art Gallery of Nova Scotia advisory committee for national touring exhibition

"Post Secondary Art Education-An International Perspective", organizer and chair, College Art Association annual meeting, Toronto Feb.23

Symposium on Painting (Chair) with D.Salle, R.Tomkins, R.Shuebrook, S.Funnell & D.Sigurson, Halifax, Nova Scotia January

"An Expurgated Survey of the Work of Gerald Ferguson", lecture at the Glenbow Museum Calgary, Alberta March 7

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Visiting artist March 2-4

Symposium on Painting Nov 28-30, Halifax, NS

Participants: R.Shuebrook, P.Monk, M.Jewell, F.Barth, J.Clark & G.Ferguson
 St.Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin, Visiting artist Nov 7-9

N.Y. Institute of Technology, Long Island Campus, Visiting artist Oct.23

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Visiting artist Oct.18

UAAC Panel, organizer and participant, "Canadian Folk Art", Halifax, N.S.

University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Visiting artist Feb.

York University, Toronto, Visiting artist Nov.

"Gerald Ferguson - Work", lecture at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Nov.6 sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Culture June

Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Visiting artist Oct.
Galerie Foksal, lecture, Warsaw, Poland

Selection Committee "Folk Art of N.S.", a national touring exhibition organized by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.

UAAC Panel Chairman, "The Material Basis of Painting", Montreal Feb.
 Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, Visiting artist Oct.

Claremont College, Los Angeles, "The Aesthetics of Ideas", a panel with Allan Kaprow, David Antin & Gerald Ferguson May 4
 University of Guelph, Ontario

California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, Visiting artist Jan.
 School of Visual Arts, N.Y., Visiting artist Nov.

Awards and Honors


Selected Publications

"1,000,000 Grapes" MSVU University

"The Initial Alphabet", text for catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery.

"Rockwell Kent: The Newfoundland Years", Vanguard.April/May, reprinted in The Kent Collector, Jackson Heights, New York. Vanguard Dec/Jan, pp. 33-34.

"Landscapes", critical text in catalogue, Mendel Art Gallery.

"Alan Barkley/Linda Holway - York University", a review of a sculptural installation,
 Decoys of Nova Scotia, essay for exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
 Hartley, Marsden. Cleophas And His Own, A North Atlantic Tragedy, a typed manuscript by Hartley of his experience in Nova Scotia 1935-36, Gerald Ferguson, editor/publisher.

"The David Bellman Gallery Piece", review, exhibition Garry Kennedy's, Vanguard, April. Halifax City Hall, A Post card published and distributed by The Book Room, Halifax, N.S. in cooperation with Gerald Ferguson. The Standard Corpus of Present Day English Language Usage, arranged by word length and alphabetized within word length, 2nd edition, NSCAD Press, Halifax.
 Axioms & Generalities, a book of writings published by the author.

Selected Bibliography