Scott Ferguson
Class of 2017
Glasgow, Scotland Brooklyn, NY

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland I have lived throughout the United States since a young age and in 2013 received my BFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am currently based in Brooklyn, NY. 

<div>Integrating performance, video and sound, I create work that discusses ideas of success, masculinity, memory and destruction. My performances are built around a misuse of tools and technology--creating moments of absurdity and abstraction, blending intimacy with disruptive noises. I think of my work existing in the same time frame as a song: being a quick snap away from reality.&nbsp;Additionally, collaboration plays a large role in my work.&nbsp;</div> <div>I am an active member of the Flinching Eye Collective, an interdisciplinary arts group focusing on live-performance in relation to video and sound. Outside of the Flinching Eye Collective, I am part of a two-person collaborative called Ralph-Wallace with Benjamin Gale-Schreck; we work with each others weight and make work about masculinity and humor within the art world.&nbsp;</div>
Scott Ferguson, class of 2017

The MFA Fine Arts program reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together, the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. Our main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about what we make, how we make it and why.

The MFA Fine Arts program attracts ambitious emerging artists from many countries and backgrounds. In their commitment to art, and to one another, they provide a foundation for artistic growth that extends beyond graduation and forms an ongoing platform of professional support. 

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