Ferren Gipson takes a multifaceted approach to art and art history that blends creative expression, captivating storytelling, and an unwavering dedication to making art accessible to broader audiences.
Currently a doctoral researcher at SOAS University of London, Ferren's research interests traverse modern art, popular culture, and political themes in modern Chinese art. She also has a penchant for amplifying the contributions of women artists.
Her literary contributions include her acclaimed books Women’s Work (Frances Lincoln), The Ultimate Art Museum (Phaidon), and The Art Book for Children (Phaidon). Earning two Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, Women’s Work stands as a testament to Ferren's narrative prowess. The Ultimate Art Museum received accolades from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, lauded as a "luxuriously large-scale encyclopaedic survey" with "plenty to delight art partisans."
A versatile storyteller, Ferren has extended her narrative reach through articles for the Financial Times, WePresent, and Art Quarterly. As the voice and creative force behind the popular Art Matters podcast, she has also shared accessible insights into art history in the audio format, engaging with broad audiences.
Ferren’s teaching experience includes positions at The Courtauld Institute of Art and SOAS University of London, as well as guest lectures for prestigious institutions like the Royal Academy of Art and Sotheby's Institute of Art. Her TEDx Talk and engagements with institutions including Tate, Esquire Magazine, and the Association for Art History further highlight her commitment to sharing knowledge and kindling passion for the subject of art.
Themes of spirituality, materiality, and colour imbue her art practice, offering insight into her personal explorations of self and matrilineal connections. She has exhibited with esteemed galleries such as Hauser & Wirth and Unit London, and works from her home studio in London.
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