Hadley Ferguson

Hadley Ferguson draws inspiration for her paintings from history and storytelling--not the broad, sweeping history of those made famous (or infamous) by their actions, but the quieter, more localized histories that unfold from the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. Her images illuminate and affirm the diurnal rhythms of mothers and daughters, farmers and tradesmen, the places they call home, the stories they pass down. 


Ferguson holds a BFA in drawing and sculpture from the University of Montana. Viewers will recognize her distinct style in the seven-panel “Heart of Missoula” mural on the southwest corner of Broadway and Higgins, and in the monumental “Women Build Montana” murals on the third floor of the Montana State Capitol building in Helena. Ferguson’s work can also be found at Fort Missoula, Loyola Sacred Heart High School, the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation, and other public venues in and around MIssoula.