Toni Gentilli

Toni Gentilli / Residency Director

Residency Director / 505.424.5050 ext. 1003 /  tgentilli@sfai.org

Toni Gentilli is an artist, curator, and anthropologist whose research-based mixed media work explores relationships between technology, nature, perception and consciousness. She collects and creates her own pigments and often incorporates found natural objects, antique optical equipment, and modern digital devices into her art. Toni received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, her MA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Museum Studies from Arizona State University, and her BA with double majors in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before relocating to Santa Fe, she spent six years in the San Francisco Bay Area working as an Arts Administrator, Independent Curator, and Exhibition Preparator. Prior to that, Toni was an Archaeologist and Cultural Resources Project Director for an environmental planning firm in Phoenix, AZ (2000-2010), and in Milwaukee, WI (1996-2000). Her work has been included in international exhibitions juried by Corey Keller (SFMOMA), Rebecca Senf (CCP), Katherine Ware (NMMA), Christopher James, and Tom Persinger. In 2012, the San Francisco Art Institute awarded her the Graduate Fellowship in Photography. In 2016 she received the Alternative Exposure Grant funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support her curatorial projects at the Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA.