Catherine Ferguson CV


Lives and works in London and Leeds


Selected Exhibitions 

2015                            Conference of the Birds, I’klectik, London, SE1 7LG

2015                            Group Show, Berloni Gallery, London, WC2E 7ED

2014                           Summer Saloon Show, Lion & Lamb, Hoxton then at 

                                     The Aldeburgh Beach South Lookout, Suffolk

2014                            ‘Straddle the Line’, APT Galley, London

2014                            ‘Switch’, Pulchri, den Haag, Netherlands

2012                             Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2011                            ‘Diagrams and Machines’, Gooden Gallery, London (solo)

2010                            ‘Rhythmanalysis’, APT Gallery, London (solo)

2009                            ‘Material Matters’, Gooden Gallery, London (with Andrew Graves and Daisy Richardson)

2009                            Roma Contemporary Art Fair, Rome, Italy

2007                            Galleria Trama, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2007                            John Holden Gallery, Manchester (solo)

2007                            VineSpace, London (solo)

2007                            ‘Painting Unlimited’, APT Gallery, London

2006                            Group Show, VineSpace, London



2014                            Curator: ‘Straddle the Line’, APT Gallery, London

2014                            Curator:  ‘Hidden (Cache)’ Paintings by Tim Renshaw and Bookworks by John McDowall,

                                       Wild Pansy Press exhibition Space, Leeds

2010                            Conference Organiser:  ‘Space, Time and the Image’, APT Gallery, London

2008                            Member of Selection Panel for ‘Salon 08’, VINEspace, London

2007                            Curator: ‘Painting Unlimited’, APT Gallery, London


Conference Papers

June 2016                     ‘The Diagrammatic Surface of Painting’, Surface Value: Locating Conditions, University of Reading

November 2015          ‘The Façade Inside’, The Dark Precursor, DARE conference, Ghent, Belgium

July 2015                     ‘Blocs of Space/Time’, ‘Painting in Time’ symposium, Tetley Gallery, Leeds

June 2015                    ‘The Picture Plane and the Page: Moments of Order in Painting/Writing’: 8th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts, Design,

Stockholm, Sweden

April 2015                   ‘The Bits and Pieces of Painting…’, (detail) symposium, Usher Gallery, Lincoln

June 2014                      A response to ‘Painting as Commitment (Sunil Manghani) at Paint Club East symposium on Painting and Commitment, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester

February 2012             ‘The Gaze of Discourse: Figures on the Surface, Figures of the Surface’, Changing Identities and Contexts in the Arts (CICA), University of Gothenburg, Sweden

May 2010                      ‘The Elusive Surface’, ‘Space, Time and the Image’, APT Gallery, London

September 2008         ‘Paintings’ “Surface”: Thomas Scheibitz meets Deleuze, ERI Manchester Metropolitan University

August 2008                ‘Painting at the Surface’ at The First International Deleuze Studies Conference, Cardiff University

March 2006                 ‘A Future for Formalism’ at ‘A Future for Modernism?’ Conference organised by Manchester Metropolitan University

July 2006                      ‘The Life of Forms in Painting (on the work of Juan Usle)’ at ‘The Work of Gilles Deleuze’ Conference organised by Greenwich University Philosophy Department



2017 (forthcoming)     ‘The Façade and the Picture Plane’, in Journal of Contemporary Painting, Vol.3, No. 1

2016 (forthcoming)     Review of Bernice Donszelmann at Five Years Gallery, London in Journal of Contemporary Painting, Vol. 2, No. 1

2014                                Surface and the Becoming-Body of Painting; A short essay about the recent work of Sean Penlington (Essay commissioned by International3 Gallery to accompany a solo

exhibition of Sean Penlington’s work 19th September – 31st October 2014)

2014                               ‘Hidden (Cache)’ in Pages (Wild Pansy Press)

2013                               ‘The Gaze of Discourse’ in Artists as Researchers, (Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki)

2012                               ‘Painting and the Metaphor of Discourse’ in Painting with Architecture in Mind, (Bath Spa University Press)

2007                              ‘A Future for Formalism’ in A Future for Modernism? (Manchester Metropolitan University Press)

2006                             ‘On the work of Tim Renshaw’ in TurpsBanana (2)



2008 to date    0.5 Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Leeds

2004 to date    Associate Lecturer, Chelsea College of Art & Design

2007 to 2009   Associate Lecturer in Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University



2007                PhD: Painting, Deleuze and the Art of ‘Surface Effects’, Manchester Metropolitan University

1997                MA (Distinction), Chelsea College of Art and Design

1983                BA(Hons) Fine Art (Painting), Manchester Polytechnic