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Femi Ford is a mixed media artist and Surface Pattern Designer living in the Hudson Valley.  She is constantly refining her unique textile design style and is inspired by the organic forms of nature. 

When not making art, she enjoys admiring her perennial garden, practicing yoga, hiking, gardening, volunteering or just relaxing with her family. She does not travel as often as she would like and plans to change that. Femi tracks the moon’s calendar, adores monochrome designs, and seeks balance in all she does.

Please email info@femiford.com with any inquiries.

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More about Femi Ford…

In college, I found my love in the repetition of Printmaking. It was a dream to explore silkscreen, lithography, monoprint, relief print and letterpress.  After graduation, I transitioned to a retail job in the Creative Services Department of Ralph Lauren. Eventually this opened a door that led me first to Manhattan and then Brooklyn where I honed my skills in managing website and graphic design projects.

However, I missed getting my hands dirty and began taking art classes at night. Hob’art, a local art co-op in Hoboken, became a wonderful source of friendship and allowed me to exhibit my artwork locally.  Fast forward to ‘married with children’ and we moved our lives back to my hometown in the Hudson Valley. Here I helped my husband establish his business and used the extra space to run an art gallery exhibiting local artists work. Through online classes and in person workshops I have continued my education and discovered my passion for pattern design.


2018 The Print School – Longina Phillips, online
2014 Family Central Volunteer, Advisory Committee
2013 Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat, Petaluma, CA
2013 Textile Design Lab with Pattern Observer, online
2012 The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, online
2011 Established WVFA gallery
2011 Workshop with Jonathan Talbot, Warwick, NY
2007 Etching with Elaine Breiger, School of Visual Arts, NYC
2004 Etching with Elaine Breiger,School of Visual Arts, NYC
2003 Drawing the figure, Art Students League, NYC
1998 Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
–BA, Printmaking Concentration with Gloria Escobar
–Graduated with Departmental Distinction in Art
–1998 Arkell Hall Award in Art
–1997 Top Honors – Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
1994 Graduated from Warwick High School


Art Exhibitions

2017
Once Upon a Time – Albert Wisner Library, Warwick, NY

2016
Politicked Off – Milkweed Gallery

2015
New Directions, Albert Wisner Library, Warwick, NY
Amity Gallery Holiday Show

2014
Art in the Park, Pine Island, NY
Orange County Arts Council Members Show, Pine Island, NY

2013
Open Studio with Gary Genetti & Mena Messina, Warwick, NY
Art in the Park, Pine Island, NY
It’s all Relative, Albert Wisner Library, Warwick, NY

2012
Humane Society Fundraiser:  WVFA Gallery, Warwick, NY (curator, director, installer, PR)
High Note: WVFA Gallery, Warwick, NY (curator, director, installer, PR)
In Motion: WVFA Gallery, Warwick, NY (curator, director, installer, PR)
Splashes N Dashes: Albert Wisner Library, Warwick, NY
Signs of Spring: WVFA Gallery, Warwick, NY (curator, director, installer, PR)
Orange County  Studio Tour

2011
Solo Show: WVFA Gallery, Warwick, NY
Orange County South Studio Tour

2009
Group Show: hid(in) hoboken, Eureka Art Market Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
Group Show: hob’art’s hoboken, Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, NJ
Group Show: Paterson Artwalk, Paterson, NJ
Group Show: 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ

2008
Group show: Viridian Artists, 530 W 25 #407, Chelsea, NY
Group show: Sovereign Bank, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: GOFE, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: Palisades Multimedia Center, Palisades Park, NJ
Hoboken Studio Tour & Jersey City Studio Tour

2007
Solo show: The Elegant Universe, Gala Studio, Hoboken, NJ
Solo show: Fluidity, Sovereign Bank, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: In the Shadows of Manhattan, The Atrium Gallery, Washington Township, NJ
Group show: Hob’art Members Show, Sovereign Bank, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: Hob’art Members Show, 545 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ
Group show: The Litany of Chaos in the Universe, Galería Goba: Hoboken, NJ

2004
Solo show: Debut, Rodeo Ristra, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: Hob’art Members Show, Symposia, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: Gritty, Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Past Work: Paintings, Linocut Prints & Logos >