Donald Ferguson Biography

Donald Ferguson




Printmaker Donald Ferguson was born in Oklahoma and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas with a focus on Humanities and began working as a teacher in the Houston area before moving to Southern California. Frequent trips to Mexico City, likely in the 1970s and '80s, put him in the company of artists such as Nehum Zenil, and by the early 1990s he was inspired to pursue art himself. 

Ferguson took courses in printmaking at the Los Angeles Community College in 2001, and from there began focusing almost exclusively on monotypes printed with oil paints. While often described as an Abstract Expressionist or non-objective artist, Ferguson does not classify his art in one category or another. He continues to work and exhibit throughout California and beyond.

Ferguson's art is included in the permanent collection of the High Art Museum of Huntsville, Alabama, as well as in private collections in France, the Czech Republic, Argentine, El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States.

Selected Solo Exhibiitons:
2002: "Abstractions: Variations", Transamerica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; "Non-Objective Monotypes", Sante La Brea, Los Angeles, CA
2001: "Mandalas for the New Millenium", Roark, Los Angeles, CA
1998: "Collage Memories", Occidental College Library Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2004: "The Devil is in the Details", La Mano Press Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; "Open Call L.A.", Barnsdall Art Park, Municiple Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003: "Icon-O-Clash", juried exhibition, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA;
2003, '02, '01, '99: "Centered on the Center", Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
"Pacifically Designed", Gallery 825
2001: "Seven Contemporary Los Angeles Artists", Gallery 825 and Digital Symphony, Burbank, CA; "The 50/50 Show", Gallery 825

2000: "New Members Group Show", Gallery 825; "Paint", juried exhibition, Gallery 825; "Re-Inauguration Exhibit", Boathouse Gallery, Lincoln Heights, CA; "New Work", Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999: "Discovering Darkness Beyond Light", juried exhibition, Gallery 825; "Warehouse Exhibit", Art Share Los Angeles, CA
1998: "Second Thursdays", Art Share Los Angeles; "Hearts and Flowers", Folk Tree Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1997: "Saints & Sinners", Folk Tree Gallery
1996: "About Face", Municiple Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995: "I Beg 2 Differ", Witness Gallery, Los Angeles, CA