David Ferry was born in Blackpool UK and studied at the Blackpool College of Technology and the Camberwell and Slade Schools of Art in London. He is currently Head of Printmaking at the Cardiff School of Art, University of Wales. He was a Former Associate Professor of Fine Art Media at the Long Island University, New York, USA. Recent solo exhibitions have been held in Berlin, Brighton, London, New York, Seoul, and Poznan. He has represented the UK in many international printmaking exhibitions including the Krakow and Tallinn Triennials and the Senefelder Stiftung. David Ferry was awarded a Pollock/Kransner Award in New York in 2002 and won the Bronze Medal at the First International Book Arts Competition in Seoul in 2004. His work can be found in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Museum of Estonia, and the Scottish Museum of Modern Art, as well as many corporate and university collections. David Ferry was awarded a Fellowship of The Royal Society of Arts for his contribution in the foundation of the Curwen Print Study Centre in Cambridge where he became its first Artistic Director in 2003. In 2010 he was made Professor of Printmaking at the Cardiff School of Art and Design. His artist book "A History of England in Black and White" was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and he held a solo exhibition of large format prints at the Woodfinch/Simon Finch Rare Books Gallery in Mayfair, London.
BA (Hons) First Class/Commendation in Printmaking. CNNA/Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, London.
MFA Fine Art Printmaking. Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
Post Graduate Certificate in Printmaking. Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, London.
Blackpool, UK 1957
Educated at the:
Blackpool College of Technology and Arts
Camberwell School of Art and Crafts
University College London, Slade School of Fine Art.
p/t Lecturer, Camberwell School of Art &Crafts.
p/t Lecturer, East Ham College of Technology, London.
p/t Lecturer, Reigate School of Art.
Lecturer Canterbury College of Art.
Senior Lecturer, Kent Institute of Art.
Principal Lecturer, Winchester School of Art.
Head of Division of Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Winchester & Barcelona, Spain.
Associate Professor of Fine Art &Media, Long Island University, New York, USA.
Head and Professor of Printmaking, Cardiff School of Art and Design, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
Currently visiting lecturer at the Crawford School of Art, Cork, Ireland, and the Burren College of Art, Ireland.
Advisory panel member The Open University, Fine Art.
Consultant to the Sidney Nolan Trust in the field of Printmaking.
Satire in British Graphic Arts.
The graphic influence of cult British films.
Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions
Click here to view Professor Ferry’s papers and publications on Cardiff Metropolitan University’s DSpace repository.
Solo exhibitions (recent)
‘May Day in the Centre of England’ at IMPACT8, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Cooper Galleries, Dundee. UK. 28-31 August 2013.
‘Stately Aquariums of England’ + selected Artists Books. Chelsea Arts Club London. 6 May – 3 June 2013.
‘Desirable Ridge Intrusions’ Sandra Higgins Fine Art and National Print Gallery London. 24-April – 17-May 2013.
‘Stately Aquariums of England’ (with Stephen Mumberson, two-person exhibition). Wharepuke Print Centre, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. August-September, 2012.
‘Stately Aquariums of England’ (with Richard Cox, two-person exhibition) The Gallery, Montclair State University, New Jersey, New York, USA. 26-March-2 April 2012.
‘Stately Aquariums of England’ The National Print Gallery, London. November 30- Dec 14, 2011.
‘Belligerent Rock Intrusions’ Artists Books and Prints. WoodFinch Gallery, Simon Finch Rare Books, Mayfair, London. May- June 2010.
‘David Ferry: Montage Pictures 2007-2009′. Gallery Apart, Le Bourg, France. Catalog. September 2009.
National/International Art Fairs & Artists Book Fairs (recent)
London Original Print Fair 2014. Royal Academy of Arts London. 24-27 April 2014.
20/21 International Art Fair: Royal College of Art London. 9 May – 12 May 2013. Represented by Roe & Moore London. (Also 2012, 2011)
ARTS LIBRIS: Barcelona International Book Fair. 20-23 April 2013. Santa Monica Art Space, Barcelona, Spain. Selected by Peter Fillingham.
London Original Print Fair: Royal Academy of Arts London. 25 April – 28 April 2013. Represented by The Royal Society of Painter /Printmakers London.
Watercolours & Works on Paper Art Fair: Science Museum London. 31- January- 3 February 2013. Represented by Roe & Moore London.
Bristol Books Arts Event (BABE), Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. 30 April-1 May 2011. (Also 2007)
The Watercolour & Works on Paper Art Fair 2011. Science Museum, London. 3-6 February 2011. Represented by Sandra Higgins Fine Art London.
43rd Los Angles/California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Hyatt Regency Los Angles, 12 -14 February 2010. Represented by WoodFinch/Simon Finch Rare Books London.
San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair. The San Francisco Concourse. 6-8 January 2010. Represented by Woodfinch/Simon Finch Rare Books, London.
‘PARIS PHOTO 2009′ Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, France. 19-22November 2009. Represented by Woodfich/Simon Finch Rare Books, London.
London Artists Book Fair. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.25-27 September 2009. With Wood Finch Books London.
Catalogue Essays / Articles by David Ferry
Short Essay ‘ A Mobile Phone the size of a Brick’ RE Annual Exhibition London May 2013.
Short essay ‘ Fried or Boiled on The Old Wooden Press’. Print International. 2013
Short essay ‘Somewhere in the Desert’. The Education of Printmaking. ‘BITE: Artists Making Prints’ Published by Mall Galleries Publications, September 2012.
Short essay ‘Small Things’ for the catalogue of the 8th International Mini Print Exhibition. Published by Printmakers Council Great Britain. March 2012.
‘Fried or Boiled’, short essay in the publication/exhibition catalogue, Re-Make/Re-Model at The Chelsea Future Space, 19TH October 2011, January 29th 2012. Published by ‘CHELSEA space’. ISBN 978-1-906203-55-9.20 pages softcover.
‘Over the Intersection, scaffolding and Mario Dubsky’ short essay for The Life room exhibition, Chelsea Space, London. theliferoom.org
‘Stories from the workshop’ essay by David Ferry page 11, in the exhibition catalogue ‘ In Response Limited Edition ’, published by Newport Museums and Art Galleries, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9519136-6-6-6. David Ferry work reproduced page 19. 42 pages softback.
Velvet Gallery Seoul, Korea. ‘Exchange, The Sansoo and Faces and Places exhibition catalogue. ISBN 89-9526-9-9-03600, essay by David Ferry ‘The Orange Digger’. 42 pages, published by Velvet Gallery Seoul – October 2005. Full colour.
‘Artists Book Year Book’ 2007-9. Published by Impact Press, Bristol UK. 2007. ISBN 1009547025. David Ferry essay, ‘Stories For Bedtime…a true Crime of Passion’. Pages 26-27-28-29 plus illustrations. Also citation on page 164, work illustrated in black and white.
London Print Studio, Bursary Award
University of West Of England, Printmaking Award.
Highly Commended Award Second International Book Arts Competition, Seoul, Korea.
Bronze Medal, First International Book Arts Competition, Seoul, Korea.
The Pollock/Krasner Award, USA.
Derwent Drawing Award.
Enterprise Projects and/or Industrial links
USA/Korea staff and student mobility/enterprise projects
Thumb Print Editions, London
Curwen Studio and Print Study Centre, Cambridge
The Sydney Nolan Trust
St Beads Library, London
Press Name: Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University