Jessie Bonilla was born in Queens, New York in 1992. Since 2010, she has been working towards a bachelor or arts in economics and bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in transmedia at the University of Colorado Denver.
Working with many different media, Bonilla’s work aims to focus on the darker aspects of the human condition, including loss, personal afflictions, and social expectations. Her works are many times sculptural and/or installations and usually incorporate the use of hard edges and geometric shapes, many times juxtaposed with organic, soft, or delicate forms. Materials used in her body of work include acrylic plastics, fabrics, found objects, and paint
Bonilla has shown work at the Emmanuel Gallery in Denver, Colorado, Glass Case Gallery at the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado, and at the 841 Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Recently she had a public art piece on display at the Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado. Bonilla has also been involved in group collaborative art projects at RedLine in Denver, Colorado where she has been a volunteer since 2011. This year she will be part of a group exhibition at RedLine in Denver. She lives and works in Denver, Colorado.