Thomas Ferrella is a Wisconsin-based multimedia artist and former emergency medicine physician. Ferrella uses his work to comment on and respond to social and environmental issues. His photographic work documenting Chicago murder sites, Not Forgotten, was shown at the Gage Gallery in Chicago and endorsed by TIME as a “you can’t miss” photographic show for 2016. Last fall Ferrella held a solo show in Camagüey, Cuba, titled 1 Mundo. This body of work deconstructs the boundaries of sex, race and age and explores a vision for a unified world. Recently he participated in a portal discussion in Milwaukee with genocide survivors in Kigali, Rwanda, titled #togetherweremember using images from his outdoor installation, Black Hawk Yahara: A River of Tears, which references the Native American genocide that occurred in this country. The Wisconsin Historical Society has recently acquired the Wisconsin Roadside Memorial project for its permanent collection, and it will continue to catalog the project as it evolves.
Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703