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Professor David Ferry ARE FRSA

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Specialist Subject Areas

Printmaking & Book Arts


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.


Born: 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.

Teaching career: 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.

Current research

Satire in British Graphic Arts.
 The graphic influence of cult British films.

Principal Publications, Exhibitions and Awards

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. Catalogue. 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. 2013

London Original Print Fair: Royal Academy of Arts London. 25 April – 28 April 2013. Represented by The Royal Society of Painter /Printmakers London. 2013

Watercolours & Works on Paper Art Fair: Science Museum London. 31- January- 3 February 2013. Represented by Roe & Moore London. 2013

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 soft cover.

‘Over the Intersection, scaffolding and Mario Dubsky’ short essay for The Life room exhibition, Chelsea Space, London.

‘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 soft back.

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

Modules Taught

Supervision of Doctoral Research. Masters and Undergraduate modules in Fine Art.