Ian Ferguson

Ian Ferguson

United States 1985

Prints, Design, Graphic Art


Ian Ferguson
Ian Ferguson
United States
November 2, 2015
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Ian Ferguson, also known as Hydeon, is an American contemporary graphic artist, print maker, designer and musician. Ferguson was born in 1985 in National City in California, but grew up in San Diego, California. He attended the Art Institute of California in San Diego, where he earned his degree in graphic design in 2006. In 2014 he moved to New York, after spending some time living and working in Seattle and Chicago.

Hydeon’s Artworks

Ian Ferguson aka Hydeon - Jerimiers Absence, 2015 (Left) / Magic in the Air, 2015 (Right)
Ian Ferguson aka Hydeon – Jerimiers Absence, 2015 (Left) / Magic in the Air, 2015 (Right)

His works range from small pen and graphite illustrative works to large painted installations, created with the use of cheap and free materials, such as ball point pens, found pencils, giant paint pens, recycled art, wood panels and acrylic paint. He is influenced by Americana folk art, fine art, post street-art and some elements of graphic design. Ferguson draws inspiration from cities and their architecture, society, metaphysical wonders, wilderness and weather.

Hydeon’s Artworks

Ian Ferguson aka Hydeon - Monolith Builders, 2015 (Left) / Recumbent, 2015 (Right)
Ian Ferguson aka Hydeon – Monolith Builders, 2015 (Left) / Recumbent, 2015 (Right)

The artist has exhibited in numerous cities in the United States, such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and Oakland. He is the Founder and Art Director of BARO Records, a Chicago based DIY record label, launched at the end of 2009. Calidonia County is the name under which he releases solo music. He contributed many remarkable posters to Anticon Records and created various music festival posters, such as Hollow Earth Radio’s 2008 Magma Fest poster and The 2008 Tacoma, WA Squeak and Squawk Festival Poster.

Hydeon’s at Vertical Gallery

Ian Ferguson aka Hydeon - works on canvas
Ian Ferguson aka Hydeon – show at Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL, installation view

Ferguson is represented by Vertical Gallery in Chicago.

Ian Ferguson lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Unsolvable Rubik's CubeCG2 Gallery, Nashville, TNSolo
2015Brooklyn Public World Trade Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2015EvolucionHoneycomb Gallery, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGroup
2015Co-LabAthen B.Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2015The Coaester Show La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2015Tiny TrifectaCotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2015Lost in SpaceGrumpybert, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2015Rapid Density, with Cannon DillCampfire Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Seven, Annual AnniversaryPhone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CAGroup
2015Survey ExhibitionCG2 Gallery, Nashville, TNGroup
2015The Ballasted FrequenciesMaxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2015Bunnycutlet Presents 7 ArtistsCotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2015Lightning BlendLove Gallery, Denver, COGroup
2014Mass ContemplationMaxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2014HomesteadPresent Company Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014Extensions of the Human Being319 Scholes Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014Luminarts Cultural Foundation - Juried ExhibitionThe Union League Club, Chicago, ILGroup
20146x6 AnniversasryPhone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CAGroup
2013Shortcomings of CoinPaperish Mess Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2013Scope Miami, Art BaselRedbull Curates Booth, Miami, FloridaGroup
2013The Economics of ArtVertical Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2012Flash Mobbed and DollopedCo-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, ILSolo
2012Metaphysical Graffiti, with Billy SpragueLequivive Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2011Mind BlizzardCreative Go Round, Chicago, ILSolo
2010Off the Hook 3Fix, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009The Purple of Etienne's Bibby JerseyWoulds Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
2009Maui Vacation DecisionPhone Booth Gallery, Long Beach, CASolo
2008Hydeon & Nas ChompasBreeze Block Gallery, Portland, ORGroup