Steve Ferrera received his BFA from UCSC and his MFA from SJSU both with an emphasis in sculpture. His work crosses many disciplines including film, television, stop motion animation, children’s books, and collectible toys. Often inspired by mythology, religion, cartoons, and make believe, his curious and absurd creatures exist in their own cosmic events, lurking on the fringes of fairy tale and folklore. He lives in Berkeley California with his one-eyed cat.


 Recent shows

1983 TOYS, Shanghai Toy Show, China, 2019

WOOT BEAR 5, WootBear, San Francisco, 2019

SPACE DOG, Beijing Toy Show, China, 2019

ROMANTIC FLYING, 1983 Toys with Tmall, China, 2019

FOREVER TOYS, Okendo Centre, San Sebastian, Spain, September 2018

WOOKIEE FEVER, WootBear, San Francisco, June 1018

TOY MAKERS OF PLANET EARTH, Stranger Factory, June 2018

Topic Museo, Spain, October 2017

Geneyclee Gallery, Hong Kong, October 2017

FLOWER CHILD, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, August 2017

DETRITUS, San Jose ICA, San Jose, June, 2017

TOY MAKERS OF PLANET EARTH, Stranger Factory, June 2017

IMAGINARY MENAGERIE VOL. 5, Arch Enemy Arts, May 2017

The de Young Museum, Artist in Residence, Summer 2016

WANDERLUST, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA December 2015

Solo Exhibition, Woot Bear, San Francisco, CA, November 2015

 VERDANT, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, October 2015

2015 ODDITIES, The MidwaySF, San Francisco, CA

2015 THE ZEALOT'S ELIXIR, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 CHRISTMAS KAIJU, Toy Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 SCOPE Art Show, Art Basel, Miami, FL

2014 DesignerCon, Pasadena, CA

2014 Auguste Clown Gallery, Victoria, Australia

2014 HELLO TRIKKY, KidRobot, San Francisco, CA

2014 THE PUPPET SHOW, Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA

2014   TENEBROUS, ClutterMagazine, Beacon, NY

2014   CREATURE FEATURE, Left Hand Black Gallery, San Diego, CA


2014   ENTANGLEMENT, Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014   ART WITHOUT BORDERS, Art Whino Gallery, National Harbor, MD

2014   TILL DEATH, Left Hand Black Gallery, San Diego, CA

2013   Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

2013   CREATURE FEATURE, Left Hand Black Gallery, San Diego, CA

2013   UNEARTHED, 111Minna St. Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012   OUTSIDE THE BOX II, Compound Gallery, Emeryville, CA

2012   INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA

2012   Art Director, Cicada Princess, 



2017   For The Masses Podcast,

2016   Interview with de Young Artist in Residence Steve Ferrera,

2016   The Studio Work, Steve Ferrera Studio Visit,

2016   Inside an Artist's mind: Berkeley's Steve Ferrera is in residence at the de Young,

2014   KidRobot,, “Enter the Whimsical World of Steve Ferrera”

2014   MissA,, “Interview with Sculptor Steve Ferrera”