The Nature of Being, 2017, Jason Ferguson

The Nature of Being, is a full scale reproduction of my entire skeletal system from MRI, CT, CBCT, and EOS scans. I am collaborating with medical teams at the University of Michigan Health System and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago to extract and replicate all 206 bones from my body. The images are compiled and sent through medical and 3D design software to segment and 3D print each bone in .2 mm layers. Several sculptural objects and performance pieces are planned for 2017 using my skeleton as the foundation for the work.


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Jason J Ferguson


Artist Bio:


Jason J Ferguson uses humor, the uncanny, and an absurdist voice to create public interventions, performance, video, and sculptural objects. Ferguson’s psychologically charged installations have been said to raise issues of artistic control, consciousness, and mortality. In his work private space becomes public, the ethereal becomes tangible, and the obvious becomes obscure.

Ferguson was born in a suburb of Washington, DC and raised in the small town of Poolesville, Maryland. He moved to Baltimore to study art at Towson University and continued his studies at the University of Delaware where he received his MFA. Ferguson has exhibited his work internationally including exhibitions in Berlin, Germany; Kolderveen, the Netherlands; Vitória, Brazil; Brooklyn, NY; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Baltimore, MD; Kansas City, MO; Alexandria, VA; and he recently filled two rooms at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. He was an Artist in Residence at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in 2007 and Kunst in Kolderveen in 2008. Ferguson speaks widely about his work through public lectures and events. His artwork has been featured in publications including the 3D Additivist Cookbook (forthcoming), SCULPTURE magazine, Knight Arts, Artifizz, the Chicago Art Review, and many more. Jason currently resides in Michigan where he is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design at Eastern Michigan University.



Myers School of Art

Emily Davis Gallery
Myers School of Art - University of Akron

150 E. Exchange St Akron, OH 44325


The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C8 is voxel.


Jason Ferguson Lecture

March 21, 2017 7:00pm


April 3, 2017 5:00-7:00pm