Artist, Omaha, Nebraska
Sculptor and installation artist Catherine Ferguson creates multi-faceted work that reflects on profound personal transformation, and she uses art as a means to prompt reflections and change perceptions. She has contributed valuably to Omaha’s public art spaces through numerous public commissions, and her work is featured in public and private collections, including the Sheldon Memorial Art Museum in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the Museum of Nebraska Art and the Landmarks building. Awarded an Omaha Public Art Commission in 2004, Ferguson created Totem for the Omaha Public Library’s Main Branch. In 2005, she was one of five artists chosen nationwide to participate in the Bemis Center’s first Art 4 Omaha public art initiative, the Artist-in-Industry Steel Collaboration Project with Valmont Industries. For this project, she created, and her sculpture “Sky Fin” is on display outside Qwest Center Omaha.