Beginning November 1, 1996, Ferguson-Huntington will have a year-long, online virtual show at The Gallery of Storytelling Through Visual Images at Hyperbole Studios in Seattle. The works themselves will be exhibited at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the month of March, 1997.
The Angels Gate Art Center in Los Angeles and the Sun Cities Museum both gave Ferguson-Huntington one-person shows in the 90's. In the 80's her shows were numerous and include one-woman shows at: J.B. Speed Louisville, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Winston-Salem, and the High Museum in Atlanta. Lady Kathleen's exhibition history goes back to a 1969 group show at the University of Wisconsin.
Press and media coverage has over the years been plentiful: The New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal and Constitution to name some. Major art periodicals have reviewed the works as well and are as follows: Art in America, Art News, Arts Magazine and New Art Examiner.
Ferguson-Huntington's last commission was for the Honeywell Corporation in Minneapolis. She has received a number of grants and awards over the years, the most recent of which was a fellowship from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. This fellowship prompted the move from southeastern U.S. to the southwest.
Kathleen holds an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and a B.F.A. from Layton School of Art after starting out in the fashion department of Stephens College. "I took my first sculpture class and that was it for fashion illustration," said Kathleen.
One's place in the physical world has always been important to Ferguson-Huntington. Her childhood experiences in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin have had a profound influence on all her creative endeavors. She has said that her kindergarten teacher was the first ecologist she ever knew. Great reverence for the physical world was and still is one of the most important influences in her art works.
An underlying theme present in all my works is paradox and contradiction. Materials range from rubber to bronze, clay, aluminum, plaster and brass. Periods of explicit representation alternate with periods of abstraction; whimsy and humor have supplanted the macabre and horrific.
I feel dismayed looking around at what contemporary art looks like these days. For me much of it is empty, meaningless, and without joy or humor.
Joy and humor should be a part of all of our lives. Sadly for some it is not. I have chosen in the last year to give what I am able to Adopt-a-Grandparent ("AGP"), a non-profit organization. This organization assists elderly Native Americans in South Dakota. AGP will receive 5% of all my sales made through the Internet. If interested you may learn more about them on the Internet at web site: http://www.soulzone.com/commzone/nonprofi/agp/
The works have been reviewed in the following newspapers and periodicals: Art in America, Arts Magazine, Art News, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, The Long Island Press, Courier-Journal (Louisville), The New York Times, Soho Weekly News, Village Voice, Washington Post, and Washington Star to name some.
To inquire about art purchases, or anything else, Lady Kathleen may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org