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John Ferry
Prairie Village, Kansas

Kansas City Art Institute, Assistant Professor


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I received my B.F.A. degree in illustration from KCAI and my M.F.A. in illustration form School of Visual Arts, New York. I have taught illustration, drawing and painting at KCAI and the Maryland Institute, College of Art. I also have had my work featured in national publications such as The New York Times and American Illustration.
I live and paint in Prairie Village, Kansas with my wife Amy and two daughters Katherine and Paige. I am represented locally by the Dolphin Gallery. My work can also be seen at the C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore.

"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

Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, Maryland Institute, College of Art, 2000
Executive Director's Purchase Award: Wichita Center for the Arts, 2010

selected publications

Blue Canvas Magazine, 2012
Baltimore Magazine, 2005
Kansas City Star Magazine, 1997
New York Times, 1993

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO, "Urban Industrial Themes," 2010
Kenesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, "Industrial Time-Line," 2009
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT, "Deconstruction & Resurrection," 2008
C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, "Construction", 2003

selected group shows

K Space Contemporary's juried exhibition -3rd Coast National, Corpus Christi, Texas, 2012
Chung-Cheng Gallery, St. John's University, Queens, NY "Commissioned Non Commissioned," 2004
Negro League Baseball Museum, Kansas City, MO, "Shades of Greatness", Traveling Exhibition, 2003
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, "New Faculty Exhibition", 1997


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