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 Detail from within   Coalescing   om display at ATC | DEN beginning June 7th 2018

Detail from within Coalescing om display at ATC | DEN beginning June 7th 2018

We Make Our Own Wings

My newest interactive installation "Coalescing" is part of the three-person exhibition "We Make Our Own Wings", curated by gallery owner Laura Krudener around the theme of transcendence.  Up-and-coming fiber painter Emma Balder and nationally-respected sculptor Yoshitomo Saito are the other two artists showing in the exhibition.

ATC | DEN Gallery and event space
3420 Larimer Street (in the RiNo Arts District)
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7th, 6 - 9 p.pm
Live music and cocktails.  Click here for more information or to RSVP for the reception

Click here for Susan Froyd's Happenings post in Westword, including We Make Our Own Wings


   Propagation   - currently on display at the Vida Ellison Gallery at the Denver Public Library main branch, 7th floor.

Propagation - currently on display at the Vida Ellison Gallery at the Denver Public Library main branch, 7th floor.

Pink Progression

On January 21, 2017, history was made when over two million people joined women and sister marches in more than five hundred US cities and around the world. During the marches, the color pink created a strong visual statement representing unity and empowerment. Curated by Anna Kaye, Pink Progression is a series of exhibitions of work by over forty local artists (including me) who incorporate this hue as it reflects manifestations of personal, social, and gender connections.

Pink Progression is comprised of three separate exhibitions at different venues in 2018. Each exhibition will be unique, featuring different artworks by participating artists at each venue.

The piece I created at the Denver Art Museum is currently on display in the gallery on the7th floor of the Main Branch of the Denver Public Library. A similar piece from late 2017, Contagion, was shown in the Boulder Public Library's Canyon Gallery in February and March, and my newest wall work, titled Ripening, is part of the exhibition at the Center For Visual Arts, that runs through August 18th, 2018.

As part of these exhibitions, I will be among the artists presenting short talks about our work at the Denver Art Museum. There are two dates for the Artist Lectures;  I am presenting with the group of artists on Sunday, June 10th, 1:30 - 4:30.

Click here to read Michael Paglia's review of the CVA iteration of Pink Progression in Westword


Denver Public Library
March 2 – June 29, 2018
Artist Lecture:  June 10th, 1:30 - 4:30

Center for Visual Art
MSU Denver Center for Visual Art
965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
May 31 – August 18, 2018
Opening Reception: May 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
Artist Panel: Friday, June 22, 5:30 p.m.
First Friday Summer Party: Friday, August 3, 6-9pm
Live music, food trucks, and performance.
Poetry Reading and Closing Reception: Saturday, August 18, 1-4pm

For more information, or to explore the list of participating artists and their websites,
visit the Pink Progression website.

 Detail of   Ripening   - currently on display at the MSU Center for Visual Art

Detail of Ripening - currently on display at the MSU Center for Visual Art


   Contagion   - on display at the Dayton Memorial Library in the Regis University Library as part of Narrative Threads

Contagion - on display at the Dayton Memorial Library in the Regis University Library as part of Narrative Threads

Narrative Threads

My work will be part of Narrative Threads, a traveling exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey, curator/gallerist of Denver-based Abecedarian Artists’ Books. You can catch the exhibition at several venues fall, including:

Dayton Memorial Gallery at the Regis University Library, June 5 - August 31
The Art Gym Gallery in Denver, September 6 - 29
Barbara Conrad Gallery at the Durango Art Center: September 2019

“Narrative Threads” features works that utilize visible threads/fibers in addition to or instead of the strictly structural/functional use of threads found in traditional book binding. Regardless of physical scale, this form of interactive sculpture invites the reader/viewer in for a tactile, hands-on experience that is engagingly intimate.

Works such as these are appealing in their hand-mindedness and interactivity. Even the works not meant to be handled tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers. Selected works include those in which the presented narrative may take a backseat to the tactile invitations extended by color, texture and physical loveliness, alongside those in which the use of the materials is supportive of the narrative on which the work is based.


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   Ms. Ferrill Roman attaches her handmade paper to the frame of her new piece "Propagation" in the DAM 3D Studio, Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Photo by Paola Ramirez

Ms. Ferrill Roman attaches her handmade paper to the frame of her new piece "Propagation" in the DAM 3D Studio, Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Photo by Paola Ramirez

THANK YOU, Denver Art Museum!

What a wonderful honor to have been featured in the Denver Art Museum (DAM) Studio during the final week of January 2018!  During Final Friday, and most of the day Saturday and Sunday, I was the Artist In Residence in the DAM 3D Studio working on my latest artwork and talking with visitors about my process and work as part of the DAM's Weekend Artist Demonstrations program! 

Several of my artworks were hanging in the window of the DAM Studio for the week, and I was interviewed for a feature on the DAM Blog, where I spoke about my then-upcoming visit and my artwork.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to share my work and process with so many visitors over the weekend - Thank you to everyone who came to watch and chat, and maybe learn something new!

Watch the video on the homepage for more information.