Elise Ferguson was born in Richmond, VA and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She has been included at exhibitions at Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Luring Augustine, Andrew Kreps, CRG Gallery, Team Gallery, Sculpture Center, Socrates Sculpture Park and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery. She has had solo and two person shows at Halsey Mckay, Envoy Gallery and Illinois State University – University Galleries. She has had residencies at Dieu Donne Papermill, MacDowell Colony. She was included and received an exhibition grant for EAST International in Norwich, England. She received her MFA at The University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995 and her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1988.