Gusty Ferro is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work explores the relationship between architecture and the body, as well as the materiality of mundane objects, urban infrastructure and displacement. Their practice spans sound, sculpture, video, drawing and installation. A brutalist sensitivity to texture and material run through many of the sculptural works  - concrete and stone meet metal, plastic and paper in writhing, contorted loops. These contorted loops are not only found within the forms of Gusty’s sculptural works, but also in their post-industrial techno soundscapes to be experienced alongside. There is a dark, sombre thread that runs through every aspect of their practice, the sculptures often appear as aggressive and unwelcoming, the sound is often harsh and sinister, yet the construction of spaces through installation work has an inherent element of play to it, offsetting the dark with light.

Gusty will graduate from the Royal Academy Schools postgraduate programme in 2025. A former student from the fine arts roaming programme School of the Damned, they participated in several international residencies and solo shows in Brazil and Scotland. In the last few years they have been living between Glasgow, Blackpool, São Paulo and London.


Royal Academy Schools,  PGP in Fine Arts,  London, UK, 2022/2025

School of the Damned, PGP in Fine Arts, nomadic in the UK, 2019

Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo, BA in Visual Arts, SP, Brazil, 2007/2011