Catherine Ferguson

about the author

Catherine Ferguson is an artist and writer based in London. She completed a fine art PhD in 2007 titled “Painting, Deleuze and the Art of ‘Surface Effects’” and is a lecturer in fine art at the University of Leeds and a visiting tutor at Chelsea College of Art. The relation of painting to its history and contemporary context is an ongoing concern together with issues raised about the relation of painting to writing. Recent research includes exhibiting work at Berloni Gallery, London (2015) and Pulchri Gallery, The Hague (2014); the curatorial project Straddle the Line, APT Gallery, London (2014); conference papers at “Daughters of Chaos,” 8th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Stockholm (2015); and the publications “The Façade and the Picture Plane” in The Journal of Contemporary Painting (forthcoming, 2016), “Painting and the Metaphor of Discourse” in Painting with Architecture in Mind, edited by Edward Whittaker and Alex Landrum (Bath Spa University Press, 2012).


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University of Leeds, UK



The Façade Within
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: Antoni Gaudí, autopoiesis, Humberto Maturana, Josef Albers