Chicago based visual artist Ian Ferguson aka “hydEON” was born and raised in the Southern California. He received his BA in graphic design from the Art Institute of California in 2006. He gathers inspiration from cities, wilderness, weather, society, and spiritual-metaphysical experiences. He experiments with graphite, paint, pen, installation, video/photo and digital mediums. His work has been exhibited in many cities in the US, including: Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, and Chicago. His work has been written about and published in Redefine Magazine, Tape Op Magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago’s Lumpen Times, SF/Bay Area’s East Bay Express, and Seattle’s The Stranger. At the end of 2009 he launched BARO Records, a Chicago based DIY record label. Ian makes music in the following projects: Arborist, Engines,Heaping/Hiding, Friends & Family and solo project Henari Nannon. Ian’s one of a kind posters are internationally known for his original illustration style and numerous poster contributions to Anticon Records, including the Anticon 10 year Anniversary NYC Poster, Odd Nosdam East Coast Tour Poster, Themselves, DOSH, JEL, Serengeti, Joan Of Arc, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Past Lives, Flexions, BRE’R, and music festival posters including: Hollow Earth Radio’s 2008 Magma Fest poster and The 2008 Tacoma, WA Squeak and Squawk Festival Poster. Ian has also created an 8ftX4ft installation painting of the entire city of Seattle for the Hollow Earth Radio Head Quarters in 2010.