Ferren Gipson



2022 vinyl 189.2 x 73.7 x 2.9 cm / 74 1/2 x 29 x 1 1/8 inches


2022 linen and cotton with hand-stitched sashiko thread 167.6 x 155.6 x 1.3 cm / 66 x 611 / 4 x 1/2 in

I am not a machine

2022 stretched linen and silk fabric 199.4 x 76.2 x 2.5 cm / 78 1/2 x 30 x 1 inches

Ferren Gipson

Ferren Gipson (b.1986 Jacksonville, Arkansas; lives and works in London, UK) is a British-American art historian, writer, and textile artist. Her words can be found across mediums, including her books, ‘The Ultimate Art Museum’ (2021) and ‘Women’s Work’ (2022); articles in the ‘Financial Times’ and WeTransfer’s online magazine ‘WePresent’; and the popular visual arts podcast ‘Art Matters.’

Portrait: Courtesy the artist. Photo: JMariah Images

Topics in her research include exploring intersections between art and popular culture, highlighting the work of women artists, and political themes in modern Chinese art. Within her textile practice, she explores themes of labor, matrilineal connections, materiality, and color. She is currently a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London.

On view in Los Angeles

Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ is on view until 30 Dec 2022.