Ferrouge studied art in Florence, Italy; the Dominican Republic; Amsterdam and throughout the midwest. The artist grew up in Minnesota and received a BFA in painting from the University of Evansville, Indiana. After passionately teaching in inner city Chicago and Los Angeles, Ferrouge moved to Oakland in 2006, where she continues to live and work.
MARCH-APRIL 2018 Crowds : Paper and mixed media by Amy Oates
MAY-JUNE 2018: Up In Smoke paintings by Ann Ross
JANUARY 2018 Magical Creatures by AOHL students
Autobody Fine Art Gallery
JUNE-AUGUST 2018: Homesick by Francis Baker
Ferrouge is inspired by humans and the stories that form their character and actions. In her latest work, she asks questions about the identity and future of children today. The models for these anthropological narratives are often her own three daughters. In 2018, the artist was honored with a solo exhibition, Mind of the Child, that celebrated these recent works.
Paintings in-progress and small exhibitions can also be visited in her uptown Oakland studio, the Werkshack, on Saturdays and First Fridays during Oakland Art Murmur.
AUGUST-OCTOBER 2018: Gilded Age by Dickson Schneider
"I make paintings because I must.
I love painting and I have created art all my life."
November 2018-January 2019: Continuity by Shannon Hood