A painting of the Brooklyn Bridge by Jen Ferguson in atmospheric mist

Jen Ferguson, in Between Dreams (2024). Oil on Paper. 22 x 30 in.

Jen Ferguson is an oil painter whose primary subject is architecture and place. Working in DUMBO is an inspiration and many of her paintings are based on her photographs and daily walks in the neighborhood. Originally from rural upstate NY, she graduated from Bard College before moving to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute for graduate studies. Her work has been shown in NYC, Hudson NY, Rhinebeck NY, Paris, and Los Angeles as well as seen on HBO's "Bored To Death. Her work is in the collection of NYU’s School of Law, and she has attended residencies and created educational programs for the National Park Service in Manassas Virginia and Fire Island National Seashore. She has done large-scale artwork for the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Red Rocks Casino in Las Vegas, and recently created artwork for Blue Ribbon Boston Brasserie in Kenmore Square Boston. She has been the recipient of past awards and residencies through the Robert Raushenberg Foundation, the Warhol Foundation, and the National Park Service and the Catskill Center. Recent exhibitions include group shows at The Walter Meade Gallery in Roxbury NY and the Tom Kane Theater in Industry City, Brooklyn.

Visitors to the studio will see a selection of both finished works and paintings in process. Currently, Jen is working on a group of paintings that use the convergence of landscape and architecture to depict a sense of mystery and suggest untold stories. These neo-noir paintings showcase familiar landmarks of the city, including Central Park, Bridges of New York, Prospect Park, and of course, DUMBO in an atmospheric and glowing light that creates settings for countless possibilities and interpretations.