Professor of Illustration
John Ferry is an illustrator and painter who resides in Prairie Village, KS with his wife and two daughters. Mr. Ferry is also a Professor in the Illustration Department at Kansas City Art Institute. John Ferry has been working as a professional painter/illustrator for over 20 years. Mr. Ferry is currently represented by Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art Gallery in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Ferry’s work is in corporate collections such as H & R Block, T Mobil, Stowers Institute and Hallmark Cards, Inc. Ferry is also in the collections of The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.Mr. Ferry is a Silver Medal winner from the Society of Illustrators and his work has been reviewed and featured in numerous magazine, book and newspaper publications.
Ferry has also been selected into juried exhibitions such as New American Paintings, International Painting Annual, (INPA), American Illustration and Wichita Center for the Arts, and from this competition Mr. Ferry won the Director’s Purchase Award. “Ferry’s works reveal the aesthetic beauty of the overlooked and forgotten urban environments and brilliantly portrays the cycle of change in our cities,” said Will Hipps, Art Museum and Gallery Director at Kennesaw State University.