In Full Bloom

Femi Ford is a Printmaker and Surface Pattern Designer living in the Hudson Valley.  She incorporates her original drawings and linocuts into designs for textiles, stationary and wall art. 

Her prints appear vibrant and organic taking inspiration from nature & music.  When not making art, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, gardening, volunteering or just relaxing with her family.


In college, Printmaking & Letterpress were my favorite medium (intaglio, etching, black ink).  I also played with silkscreen, lithography, monoprints, relief prints and letterpress with the very talented, Gloria Escobar.  After graduation, I worked in fashion retail / creative services for Ralph Lauren. After a while I moved on to Manhattan & Brooklyn managing graphic design and website projects. In 2001, the Trade Center attacks prompted me to start painting.  I joined Hob’art, a local art co-op in Hoboken, and exhibited my artwork locally.  After several years, I married, had two children, and moved to a house in the country with room for my art supplies and a yard for the kids to run. Since 2011, I’ve indulged my love of textile and pattern design.

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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

EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

2013 Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat, Petaluma, CA
2012 The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, online
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