Kathleen Ferguson-Huntington, Artist of Many Mediums/Writer
My ebook with be published June 21, 2021 so...
Move Over Scheherazade
Living with the Giga Rich/Travels on the Silk Road
I became a twenty-first century Scheherazade, weaving wild yarns from my exotic daily life among Middle Eastern royals. In twelve years teaching at an art and design school in Doha, Qatar, I had a series of undreamed-of, transformative experiences. My students taught me more than I taught them. I came to love the young people who are demonized by Western media.
Research funding allowed me to explore stations along the fabled Silk Road and to create artworks. I was able to live well, after nearly becoming a bag lady in the United States. Always intrepid and escapade-driven, I went for this adventure full-tilt and wrote about the unfolding events. My adventures might read like fiction but I didn't make up any of it. So, move over Scheherazade.
Kathleen Ferguson-Huntington is an accomplished artist /performance artist and writer, with a MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and a MA in digital arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. She lived in Qatar from 2000- 2012. She now resides in Taos, NM.
She has exhibited extensively in the US, Europe and Asia. See CV for Details
Ms. Ferguson- Huntington has received many scholarships, grants and awards: The Ford Motor Company, HSBC Middle East (both for an Ecology Video), Harwood Foundation New Mexico, Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Ucross Foundation, WY, Sanskriti Foundation, Delhi, India, Bait Al Baranda Museum, Muscat, Oman, Wakif Art Center, Doha, Qatar, Center for Friends of the Environment, Qatar and Tyrone Guthrie Center County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.