Cassandra Ferguson

Cassandra Ferguson


Canadian artist Cassandra Ferguson is fueled by the seductive character of common objects and manufactured environments. Her work produces sculptures and drawings that reveal an interest in architecture, industrial manufacture and design practices. She explores a multi-faceted relationship to objects and spaces that draws from, and is reminiscent of, furniture design and architecture, yet is discursive and non-functional. Her work manipulates notions of functionality to transcend the objects use value and become a signifier of culture and commodity fetish.

She received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2019 and her BFA from McMaster University in 2015.




  • Master of Fine Arts – 2019, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CA
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – 2015, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, CA


  • Teaching Development Certificate – 2019, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CA


  • (2023) Faculty Exhibition, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas ON
  • (2020) Future Retrospectives, Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON
  • (2020) Iterations: Production Culture, Stantec Window Gallery, Toronto ON
  • (2019) Cognizance, Birch Contemporary, Toronto ON


  • (2018) Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), University of Guelph
  • (2018) Graduate Travel, Research and Creation Grant, University of Guelph
  • (2017) Graduate Excellence Entrance Scholarship, University of Guelph
  • (2017) College of Arts Departmental Master’s Scholarship, University of Guelph
  • (2015) Museum/Curators Award, McMaster Museum of Art
  • (2015) Ignition 3 Award and Exhibition, Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • (2014) Peter McPhater Memorial Scholarship, McMaster University
  • (2014) McMaster University Senate Scholarship, McMaster University


  • 2023 – Present: Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford ON – Education Coordinator
  • 2022 – Present: Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas ON – Instructor
  • 2020 – Present: Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford ON – Studio Art Instructor
  • 2017 – 2019: University of Guelph, Guelph ON – Graduate Instructor

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