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  • SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
    • 2015 Seven Beings of Light for A.L. Steiner: Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, CA)
    • 2013 Allied Media Music Showcase: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit, MI)
    • 2012 Keep Portland Weird: Centre Pompidou (Paris, France)
    • 2012 YouJoy, Content Makers Doers Dreamers: Ace Hotel (Portland, OR)
    • 2011 ValenTINY Idea Night: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA)
    • 2011 Electrogals - Gals Gone Wired: DISJECTA Contemporary Art Center (Portland, OR)
    • 2010 Time Based Art Festival: The Works (Portland, OR)
    • 2007 Viva la Woman: Centro Cultural São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • PROJECTS
    • 2017 Chakratese (Los Angeles, CA): ClojureScript Chakra clearing for the inquisitive mind
    • 2017 Funky Browser - Processing Data Musically with the Web Audio API (Los Angeles, CA) : Gut level exploration of the increasingly emotional relationship we have to our tools, and how to use the synth engine in your browser to think about it.
    • 2015 Body Call (Yosemite, CA - Fabulosa Fest): On your old phone with your circuit body (555 timer, solar powered Auduino Granular synth build, rocks + minerals, drawings)
    • 2014 Citizen Musician - Our Bodies, Our Music (Detroit, MI) : D.I.Y. MIDI trigger building presentation and interactive workshop developed for and delivered at Detroit’s Allied Media Conference.
    • 2013 YouJoy (Portland, OR): Interactive environment for modular and crowd sourced musical composition.
    • 2012-2014 Tiny House (Portland, OR): I built a house in my yard
  • BANDS
    • 2014-(present) Brave Accepter (Los Angeles, CA) -- Improvisational ambient textures
    • 2010-(present) Lavender Mirror: New Age Dance (Los Angeles, CA) -- Internationally touring musical collaboration
    • 2008-2013 Lovers: Electronic and Synth Pop (Portland, OR) -- Internationally touring musical collaboration
    • 2006-2008 Fantasmina: Dance Metal (São Paulo, Brazil) -- Musical collaboration and performance vehicle for DIY electronic instruments and interfaces.
  • PRESS & PUBLISHED WORKS
  • EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
    • 2016 Amazon Web Services: Cloud Computing (Associate Developer)
    • 2006 Faculdade Impacta Tecnologia: São Paulo, Brazil (JAVA/PHP Intensive)
    • 2002 Portland State University: Portland, OR (B.S. Philosophy, High Honors)
    • 1994 Pacific Northwest College of Art: Portland, OR (Summer Institute)
Kerby Ferris is an experimental sound artist, builder, and software engineer focused on Free and Open Sourced consciousness, interactive non-expert music making practices, and the feral delight of the unlikely surprise. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she has coded, collaborated and performed internationally in the clubs, museums, and community spaces of North America, Europe and Brazil.