Shaun Ferguson


‘The majority of Shaun Ferguson’s wonderfully atmospheric and sensitively expressed paintings are inspired by the figure, and usually this is the figure caught in a quiet, contemplative mood. His work involves an intriguing balance between subject matter, painterly considerations and interpretation, offering challenges and qualities that lift it well beyond straightforward portraiture, which in fact is never his objective. Interestingly, although he quite often adopts the conventional head and shoulders ‘portrait’ composition for his figure subjects, in seeking a more individual, painterly result he instils in the work a strong sense of energy and tension’.

Robin Capon –The Artists’ Magazine, Jan 2006
Extract from feature- ‘Shaun Ferguson Master Class’


1985 – 88                 Royal Academy of Arts- Post Graduate Diploma in Painting
1982 – 85                 University of Trent, Nottingham- BA (Hons) in Fine Art
1981 – 82                 Chester College of Further Education- Foundation Diploma

One Man Exhibitions

2016                        Fairfax Gallery at Gallery 8, Duke Street, London
2013                        Fairfax Gallery at Gallery 21, Cork Street, London
2011                        Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea London
2009                        Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea London
2007                        Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea London
2005                        Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea London
2004                        Fairfax Gallery at Gallery 21, Cork Street, London
2000                        Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
1991                        Solomon Gallery, Dublin Eire

Group Exhibitions

2000-2017                Regular mixed exhibitions at the Fairfax Gallery in London / Norfolk
                              and Tunbridge Wells
2013-2016                Hong Kong Art Fair
2005-2016                Battersea Arts Fair, London
2011-2014                Singapore Art Fair- F1 Pit Building
2013                        Hampstead Art Fair, London
2013                        Hong Kong Art Fair
2011                        The Discerning Eye (Invited), Mall Galleries London
2011                        New York Affordable Art Fair
2006-2011                Glasgow International Arts fair
2005-2011                London Art Fair, Islington London
2005-2012                Battersea Arts Fair, London
2004                        Art London, Chelsea, London
2003                        Art London, Chelsea, London
2003                        The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
2002                        Two Person Show, Fairfax Gallery, Norfolk
2002                        Battersea Arts Fair, London
2001                        Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2001                        Battersea Arts Fair, London
1999                        Fairfax Gallery, Xmas Exhibition, Tunbridge Wells
1999                        The Human Form, (4 Painters) Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
1999                        ‘Fragments’, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
1998                        Fairfax Gallery, Xmas Exhibition, Tunbridge Wells
1998                        ‘Fragments’, Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff
1998                        Sussex Open, Brighton Museum
1997                        Two Person Show, Brighton Arts Club
1996                        The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London
1996                        Two Person Show, Phoenix Gallery Brighton
1994                        Aspects of Irish Art 1960-90, Dublin Museum of Modern Art, Eire
1993                        Sussex Open, Brighton Museum
1992                        The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1992                        The Royal Academy Summer Show, London
1992                        ‘Critics Choice’, Cooling Gallery, London
1992                        Sussex Open Brighton Museum
1991                        The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1991                        The British Art Show, Roy Miles Gallery London
1991                        The Royal Hibernian Academy Summer Show, Dublin, Eire
1991                        Henry Wyndham Fine Art, London
1990                        The Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London
1990                        The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1990                        Henry Wyndham Fine Art, London
1990                        The New English Arts Club, Mall Galleries, London
1988                        ‘Arts Alfresco’, Royal Academy London
1987                        Young Masters 87, Kunsthuas im Welserhof, Germany
1987                        Young Masters 87, Solomon Gallery, London

Awards and Scholarships

1990                        The Discerning Eye, First Prize; New Discovery Award
1990                        The Henry Wyndham Prize
1989                        The Elizabeth Greenshields Award
1988                        The David Murray Award; for Landscape Painting
1988                        The Richard Ford Award; Spanish Scholarship


2016                        Fairfax Gallery Catalogues
2013                        Fairfax Gallery Catalogues
2011                        Fairfax Gallery Catalogues
2009                        Fairfax Gallery Catalogues
2008                        Dictionary of International Biography
2007                        Fairfax Gallery Catalogues
2007                        Who’s Who in Fine Art: Hilmarton Manor Press
2006                        The Artists’ Magazine: ‘Master Class’
2005                        Fairfax Gallery catalogue
2004                        Fairfax Gallery catalogue
1993                        Artists & Illustrators Magazine: ‘Winning Streaks’
1991                        Robin Stringer, The London Evening Standard
1991                        Martin Gayford, The Daily Telegraph Arts Section
1990                        London Evening Standard: Discerning Eye, First Prize Winner
1988                        Evening Standard Magazine: Who Will Be Who in the Year 2000
1987                        The Mail on Sunday Colour Supplement: Young Masters 87

Public / Private Collections

                               Lloyds Bank
                               Dublin Museum of Modern Art, Eire
                               Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
                               Durban Museum, South Africa
                               Brian Sewell (Art Critic)
                               Peter Polumbo (Arts Minister)
                               Peter Lang (Collector)
                               Lord Rothermere (Collector)
                               John Pluthero (Collector)