Deirdre Ferrell White
Deirdre White is a San Francisco-based painter whose work focuses on the confluences of observations, events, memories, and personal narratives about living in the American West. Her work may best be described as a type of magical realism, where hope and wonder survive amidst a dystopian landscape of chaos and loss. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art and an MFA from the University of California at Davis, where she studied with Wayne Thiebaud and Squeak Carnwath. She recently had solo shows in San Francisco at Ampersand International Arts and at Analog Gallery, and has exhibited her work nationally and throughout California. Her work has been featured on the album covers of artists John Dwyer (of Thee Oh Sees), The Sandwitches, and Sarah Beth Nelson, as well as on WHYY in Philadelphia’s Friday Arts segment. In 2018 Deirdre was awarded the Jon Imber Painting Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. She is currently a Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at the University of California at Davis.