Michael Ferris Jr.  (American, 1969) 

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Michael Ferris Jr. Biography
1969   Born in Chicago, IL
1990   Brighton Polytechnic, England
1991   B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1996   M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1997   Chicago Department on Cultural Affairs, Community Arts Assistant Program, Project Grant, Chicago, IL
1999   Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, Chicago, IL
2002   American Craft Council Emerging Artist Grant, New York, NY
2002 - 2003   Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program, Roswell, NM
2003 - 2004   Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, New York, NY
2004 - 2005   Henry Street Settlement Artist-In-Residence Program, New York, NY
2005   George Sugarman Foundation Grant, Novato, CA
2009   New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, New York, NY
2009   BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Award, Bronx, NY
  Lives in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Group Show: Size Matters: Large-Scale and Small-Scale Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2011   iImage: The Uncommon Portrait, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH
2010   Michael Ferris, Jr.: New Wood Sculpture and Drawings, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010   Michael Ferris Jr.: Sculpture and Process Drawing, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2010   StAGEs of Transition, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2010   Summer Group Show: New and Classic, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2010   The Figure Five Ways, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, NY
2010   REAL(ists), Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2009   Summer Group Show, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2009   The Poetic Dialogue Project, Sidney Yates Gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; traveling to Indiana State University and to Bowling Greene State University
2009   Michael Ferris: Recent Sculpture and Drawings, DePree Gallery, Hope College, Holland, MI; traveling to Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI; Bruce Gallery, Edinborough University, PA (solo)
2008   Michael Ferris Jr.: New Sculpture, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007   Figure This, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
2007   Dialogues: Arneson, Dill and Ferris, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2006   2006 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2006   Group Show, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
2006   ATM Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY (solo)
2005   Monsters and Immortals, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2005   Reconfigure, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA (solo)
2005   Art Chicago, Aron Packer Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2005   Face Paint: A Portrait Show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005   Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2004   Queens International, Queens Museum, Flushing, NY
2004   Frisbee Art Fair, Aron Packer Gallery, Miami, FL
2004   Irrational Exuberance, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Not of Iron, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
2003   About Face: Contemporary Portraits, University of Southern Indiana, New Harmony, IN
2003   Transition, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2003   The Artist's Studio Revisited, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2003   Michael Ferris, Jr., Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM (solo)
2003   Paintings Sculpture and Graphic Work, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL (solo)
2002   The Artist's Studio, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (solo)
2002   Preparatory Graphics, The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
2002   The Ongoing Narrative, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (solo)
2002   Not of Iron, Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL
2002   SOFA, Aron Packer Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2002   Ferris: A Family of Artists, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2001   Skin Deep, The Islip Museum of Art, Islip, New York, NY
2001   Narrative Sampler, Lyonsweir Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001   Heads: New Sculpture, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2001   New Work, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS (solo)
2000   Area 2000, Aurora University, Aurora, IL
2000   Mirror on the Millennium: Self-Portraits, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
1999   18th Annual Hoyt National, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
1999   ANA 28, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
1999   Portraits, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1998   Small Packages, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998   Sculptural Narrative, The Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
1997   New Work: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1996   MFA Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Anderson Contemporary Art Museum, Roswell, NM
  De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
  Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL
  Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
  Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL