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John Ferry
Prairie Village, Kansas

Kansas City Art Institute, Assistant Professor


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John Ferry received his B.F.A. degree from KCAI and his M.F.A. from School of Visual Arts, New York. He has taught illustration, drawing and painting at KCAI and the Maryland Institute, College of Art. John lives and paints in Prairie Village, Kansas with his wife Amy and two daughters, Katherine and Paige. "Ferry's works reveal the aesthetic beauty of the overlooked and forgotten urban environment and brilliantly portrays the cycle of change in our cities," said Will Hipps, Art Museum and Gallery director at Kennesaw State University.





born: 1969, Decatur, Illinois



School of Visual Arts, MFA, 1994

Kansas City Art Institute, BFA, 1992


selected awards/honors

Executive Director's Purchase Award: Wichita Center for the Arts, 2010

Maryland Institute, College of Art, Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999


selected publications

Spaces Magazine, 2013

Kansas City Star, 2013

KC Magazine, 2013

New York Times, 1993


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Urban Industrial Themes, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2010

Industrial Time-Line, Kenesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, 2009

Roam, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2009

Deconstruction & Resurrection, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2008


selected group shows

K Space Contemporary's juried exhibition -3rd Coast National, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2012

Place, Lawrence Arts Center Exhibit, Lawrence, Kansas, 2010

'Group Show,' Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, Califorina, 2004-2005

Commissioned Non Commissioned, Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John's University, Queens, New York, 2004



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