Antonio Ferrera is a New York City based artist. Ferrera has worked primarily as a documentary filmmaker, and in 2008 he won a Peabody Award for his film “The Gates” about the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude's monumental installation in New York’s Central Park. His films have been featured in museums around the country, including the National Gallery and LACMA .
Ferrera was raised in upstate New York in the industrial town of Schenectady. He attended New York University where he studied English and American literature with minors in fine arts and philosophy. He received his graduate degree from Columbia College Chicago in art and filmmaking. While Ferrera has focused his career on documentary and fiction works, he has consistently created artwork independently as a way to express himself energetically, physically, and artistically.