Sommer Ferguson was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. Sommer moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2014 to pursue a fine arts degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Since graduating Cum Laude in 2018 from the New Studio Practice: Fine Art Major, Sommer has been apart of several shows, as well as being awarded the 2018-2019 MIAD Alumni Artist in Residence.
Currently, Sommer is working at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum as a Museum Educator. Sommer develops programs and content, as well as leading workshops for field trip groups and families.