Russell Ferguson is Chair of the Department of Art at UCLA, and an adjunct curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
He has organized many exhibitions. At the Hammer, these have included “The Undiscovered Country” (2004), a survey of various approaches to representation in painting, as well as solo exhibitions by Larry Johnson (2009), Francis Alys (2007), Wolfgang Tillmans (2006), Patty Chang (2005), and Christian Marclay (2003). At the Museum of Contemporary Art, he organized “In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art” (1999), an exploration of the circle of artists that revolved around the poet, as well as survey exhibitions of the work of Liz Larner and Douglas Gordon (both 2001). John Baldessari, Tony Feher, Rodney Graham, Cristina Iglesias, Damian Ortega, Ed Ruscha, and Gillian Wearing.
(The photograph is by James Welling)