MFA, Tufts University;
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art;
AB (magna cum laude), Harvard University.
Jesseca Ferguson works with pinhole photography, 19th century photo processes and collage. Her pinhole photographs and collaged “photo objects” have been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. European museums holding her work include the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, France; the Museum of the History of Photography, Kraków, Poland; Brandts Kladefabrik, Odense, Denmark; The Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, England, and the Museum of Artists Books, Łódź, Poland. In the US, her work is owned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; and the Ransom Center for the Humanities, Austin, TX, among others. Ferguson has received grants to support her projects from the LEF Foundation; the Engelhard Foundation; Art Matters, Inc.; Polaroid Corporation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Artist residencies include MacDowell Colony and 3rd International Artists’ Colony of Debrecen, Hungary. Her work has been published in a number of books, catalogues, and articles on the subject of handmade photography in the US and abroad. Since 1998, she has been engaged in cultural exchange with artists in Poland, where her work has been shown in a number of venues. She has also organized exhibitions of work by contemporary Polish photographers in the US.
Jesseca lives and works in Boston, MA, and currently teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.