Svea Ferguson



Svea Ferguson is a Calgary-based sculptor with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design.  Her work was included in the 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Walter Phillips Gallery, and has been shown at Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Stride Gallery, Herringer Kiss Gallery and the Esker Foundation in Alberta, and at Division Gallery and Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Toronto. She was named the provincial recipient for the 2015 BMO 1st Art! Prize. Her work is included in numerous private collections and the permanent collections of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and TD Canada Trust.  



2015 BFA with distinction (Drawing) Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary AB



2020 Penumbra (upcoming), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge AB

2019 Basement, Kyle Marks Projects, Calgary AB

The Felt Works, CCAI Courthouse Gallery, Carson City NV

2017 Body Worship, The Holland Project, Reno NV

2016 passing through/stay awhile, Ledge Gallery at Arts Commons, Calgary AB

Like Affections, project space at Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary AB

Self-Exposures, Division Gallery, Toronto ON

2015 airtime, project space at the Esker Foundation, Calgary AB



2019 Extraordinary Objects, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

2017 For the Time Being – 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery Of Alberta

and the Walter Phillips Gallery

2016 Art Athina with AKA Artist Run Centre, Athens GR

Mercer Multiplier, Mercer Union, Toronto ON

2015 2015 BMO 1ST Art! Exhibition, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto ON

Surface and Stratagem, Division Gallery, Toronto ON


ACAD Grad Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary AB

Could It Be, We’ve Surpassed Material Expectations, Stride Gallery, Calgary AB

2014 Hand Pic’d, Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Calgary AB

2013 Phantom Wing, King Edward School, Calgary AB

Wreck City: An Epilogue for 809, Calgary AB



2019 Materials Girl – Interview with Chris Lanier for Double Scoop, NV

breath, sigh, heave – The Felt Works exhibition text, written by Pierette Kulpa

2017 For The Time Being – 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue

2016 Top Tabs, Canadian Art Online (Spring 2016)

2015 Inside The Banff Centre’s Artist Studios, Avenue Magazine (October 14, 2015)

Interview with Elizabeth Diggon (airtime), The Esker Foundation

airtime, The Esker Foundation exhibition text, written by Shauna Thompson

New Optimisms? Stride Gallery exhibition text, written by Danielle St. Amour

2013 Wreck City Makes Ruins Right by Leah Sandals, Canadian Art Online (April 2013)



2018 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - Fall BAiR

Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2017 The Horizon Alumni Award, Alberta College of Art and Design

2016 Visual Arts and New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity – The Biennial Sessions

Vermont Studio Centre Residency Fellowship, Johnson VT

2015 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - Fall BAiR

Provincial Recipient (AB), BMO 1st Art! Student Art Competition, BMO Financial Group

Nominee, ACAD Board of Governor’s Award

Ignac & Karla Herskovic Memorial Grad Show Prize, Alberta College of Art & Design

2014 Louise McKinney Post Secondary Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund



Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

TD Canada Trust

Private Collections