Max (formerly Sarah) Ferguson has been a practicing artist since 1996 and received his BFA from the University of Regina in 2001. He graduated with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Visual Art and Women’s and Gender Studies) in 2017 and is currently pursuing his PhD in Art and Women’s and Gender Studies at York University. His artistic explorations involve disability studies, gender, neurodivergent and trans-queer sexualities, activism, the body, surrealism, and psychoanalysis. Max has worked with a variety of media, ranging from computer-based works and readymades, to paintstick, graphite, and digital collage. Currently, his work revolves around hybridized notions of photography, sculpture, sound, installation and performance, involving the psyche, the body, activism, queer theory, and mental health. He is also a published poet and writer, holds a degree in journalism, and has worked as a political, legal, military and arts writer in four different provinces over the past decade.
Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Attuned- Tangled Art + Disability (Toronto ON)
Monstrosities: MFA Exhibition- Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina SK)
Anxieties- Art Gallery of Regina (Regina SK)
Exploring “the monstrous” as giving a shape to madness and trauma
Monstrosities: Genderfluidity as Art Practice (Master’s thesis)