Bonnie Ferrill Roman (BFA summa 1993 – CU Denver, MFA 1997 – U of MN) is a Colorado-based mixed-media sculptor, installation artist, and digital photographer whose primary medium is cast and formed handmade paper, which she combines with fibers, natural media, encaustic, pigment printing, poetry, and light. Her work exhibits a contemporary aesthetic and resonates with metaphoric underpinnings and layered meanings, while simultaneously evoking a visceral experience of beauty and wonder for the viewer. In addition to her solo artwork, Ms. Ferrill Roman enjoys collaborating with like-minded artists, and has created extensive bodies of work collaboratively with painters, sculptors, ceramic & glass artists, digital artists, and even a furniture designer.
Ms. Ferrill Roman has shown her artwork widely and consistently since 1992 in local, regional, and national exhibitions in galleries and art centers – including numerous solo shows and a retrospective, and has been acquired by corporate and private collections across the US. Her work has repeatedly garnered praise through awards and via articles published in books, magazines, and newspapers locally and nationally. Since 1997, she has taught Sculpture, 2D & 3D Design, Hand Papermaking, Fiber Art Survey, and Introduction to Art classes at CU-Denver, Regis University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, either as a visiting assistant professor or in an adjunct/affiliate capacity. She currently co-teaches a Fiber Art Survey at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design during the summer, teaches Beginning and Advanced Sculpture at Regis University, and conducts occasional summer hand-papermaking workshops from her home studio in Arvada, CO, where she lives with her husband and son.