Audrey Ferris is a painter living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan


I create abstract art with acrylic paint on canvas. My work is made in response to daily life inspired by the things I see, feel, and experience. I communicate my interpretations through layers of mark making and floods of color. Discovering and manipulating color is one of the most satisfying aspects of painting to me. Simultaneously, I am drawn to homogeneity and monochromatic color schemes. In my work I debate these conflicts by painting with vivid colors and challenging myself with purposeful absences. I hope to achieve the difficulty of simplicity while maintaining intrigue of variety. 


Curriculum Vitae


BFA Michigan State University, Art Education Major

Specialization in Painting

Exhibited Work

2015 Group Exhibition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

2016 Via Design Inc, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016-2017 Group Exhibition, The Winchester, Grand Rapids, MI

2016-2017 Group Exhibition, Lions and Rabbits, Grand Rapids, MI 

2017 Solo Exhibition, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI

2017 Solo Exhibition, Ferris Coffee Cafe, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Art.Downtown2017, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Little Lucy's Cafe, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Saugatuck Center for the Arts 2017 Benefit Auction, Saugatuck, MI

2017 Via Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 ArtPrize Nine, Grand Rapids, MI

2017-2018 Group Exhibition, Lions and Rabbits, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Penthouse Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI 

2018 Exhibited in Wealthy Studios Boutique, Grand Rapids, MI

2018 Studio K Clothing Boutique 

2018 Wealthy Studios 

2018 UICA Exit Space Project

2018 Solo Exhibit Wealthy Studios, Grand Rapids, MI


Follow along with my process on instagram: @audreyferrispaintings