• Check out the feature on my solo exhibition, Bodies of Evidence in Pasatiempo, the award-winning arts and culture magazine published by the Santa Fe New Mexican


  • Duality of Environment and Emotion - ABQ Journal Article

    Duality of Environment and Emotion - ABQ Journal Article

    You can read a lovely interview I had with Albuquerque Journal reporter Kathaleen Roberts, about my current exhibition Bodies of Evidence here:


  • Bodies of Evidence - solo exhibition at the Harwood Art Center

    Bodies of Evidence - solo exhibition at the Harwood Art Center

    Bodies of Evidence

    In Bodies of Evidence, artist Toni Gentilli amasses a collection of brightly colored textiles, weavings, and watercolor paintings incorporating discarded medical supplies with wildcrafted botanical pigments that are natural blood sugar regulators, respiratory tonics, and antimicrobials, to render visible the imperceptible connections between living beings, metabolic processes, matter, and time.

    On view at the Harwood Art Center
    April 25 – June 2, 2022

    Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday May 14, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

    For more information and to view the exhibition catalogue visit:


  • Tree Talk: Artists Speak for Trees

    Tree Talk: Artists Speak for Trees

    Please join me for an online presentation about my collaboration with living materials from the Middle Rio Grande bosque and cottonwood trees to collapse distinctions between self/other, inner/outer, humans/nature, and to honor the labor of maintaining healthy earth bodies outside the extractive, reductive paradigms of capitalism, patriarchy, and modern medicine.

    Thursday, January 27, 2022

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Mountain Time)

    Register Here: ecoartspace.org/event-4611945

    Tree Talk is moderated by Sant Khalsa, ecofeminist artist and activist, whose work has focused on critical environmental and societal issues including forests and watersheds for four decades.

    Co-sponsored by Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts

  • Adaptive Immunity - solo exhibition at Sanitary Tortilla Factory

    Adaptive Immunity - solo exhibition at Sanitary Tortilla Factory

    Sanitary Tortilla Factory presents, Adaptive Immunity, a solo exhibition by Toni Gentilli that renders the entanglement of human and environmental health, specifically the disproportionate impacts of autoimmunity on women and other chronic conditions linked to ecosystem degradation, through a compendium of naturally dyed textiles, weavings, paintings, sculptures, chlorophyll prints and botanical hydrosols.

    October 1st through 30th, 2021
    Opening Reception October 1st, 5:00-7:00pm
    Viewing Hours Thursdays and Fridays 12:00-5:00pm, or by appointment
    Call (505) 228-3749


  • Embodied Forest Online Exhibition & Print Publication

    Embodied Forest Online Exhibition & Print Publication

    I am proud to announce that my work is included in Embodied Forest, and online exhibition and print publication produced by ecoartspace.

    From Lilian Fraiji, Juror:

    To understand our place within nature as part of the whole is an eminently social and existential matter. The environmental crisis and the frequency of natural disasters we have experienced last decades, including the pandemic tragedy, which in essence was caused by an ecological imbalance, indicates the urgency for a different logic of conceiving, interacting and projecting the natural world. The artistic community and its ability to expand the social mind have an essential role in creating a new value system concerning the environment, which breaks through modern anthropocentrism and the antagonism between nature and culture.

    Coexisting, interacting and exchanging energy with other organisms and natural phenomena is the basis for developing the artistic works presented in Embodied Forest. From the sensitive to the rational, these works contain an effervescence of processes, poetic materials and techniques that reframe Forest in a set of plural languages. These cultural processes unfold nature by using knowledge and poetic freedom to help understand ecology in the Anthropocene and generate new sensibilities to an ethical relation to nature.

    View the exhibition here:

  • Ecology of Healing - solo exhibition at Vital Spaces Midtown Annex

    Ecology of Healing - solo exhibition at Vital Spaces Midtown Annex

    Saturday March 6 through Sunday April 4, 2021
    Vital Spaces Midtown Annex

    Ecology of Healing is an immersive mixed media installation that honors plants for creating a nourishing world habitable by humans and celebrates the entwinement of our wellbeing. The installation combines wildcrafted botanical pigments, leaves, bark, branches, seeds and pollen sustainably harvested from Rio Grande cottonwood trees, and lovingly transformed into weavings, paintings, sculptures, and fugitive photographs.

    Through this work, artist Toni Gentilli explores notions of vulnerability, illness, imbalance, exhaustion, resilience, regeneration, harmony, and vitality from an ecological perspective and her embodied experience as a woman living with multiple autoimmune conditions for over 35 years. By employing labor intensive processes and natural materials imbued with life forces of their own, Toni hopes to bring awareness to the invisible labor of plants in supporting human health and the emotional labor of managing chronic illness, while reflecting the strength in fragility, beauty in decay, and natural cycles of transformation.

  • Online Exhibition - January 4 to February 4, 2021

    Honored to be included in the Lucid Art Foundation
    Alumni Artist-in-Residence Exhibition.


  • I'm on Instagram (finally)!!!

    To say the least, 2020 has been a wild ride,
    and for better or for worse, I took the plunge
    back into social media.

    Follow me @phytomorphologie
    to peek inside my process, studio, latest work,
    musings and adventures.


  • Interview with Stacia Yepanis - 2018

    Check out this great conversation for a deep dive into some of the inspiration and research that informs my latest work.


  • Harnessing the Magic of Nature

    Workshop at the Berkeley Art Center
    June 19, 2016
    12:00 to 3:00 pm

    Register here:

  • New Interview on Healthline.com

    My good friend, studiomate, and fellow artist living with
    Type 1 diabetes Justus Harris and I talk about connections between
    art, science, health and creative data visualization.


  • Alternative Exposure Grant Round 9 Recipient

    I am absolutely thrilled (!!!) to have been selected as one of sixteen recipients of the 2016 Alternative Exposure Grant from Southern Exposure.

    This generous financial gift will help fund my curatorial projects in the Studio Artist Gallery at the Compound in Oakland, CA and foster the creative and professional growth of the more than 60 local visual artists who work there.

    The money will contribute directly to physical improvements of the existing gallery space and honoraria for participating artists. It will also help to generate increased exposure for studio artists' work through public exhibitions, printed announcement cards, and an annual full-color exhibit catalog.

    To find out more, visit:


  • Just published!

    You can read an in-depth interview with
    insightful and talented fellow artist
    Mary Burger about my current work
    on her blog, Articiple.


  • Artist Residencies - Summer 2015

    I am thrilled to be an artist in residence at two wonderful programs in Northern California this summer.

    In June, as part of the Lucid Art Foundation Artist Residency, I will spend three weeks in the Bishop Pine Preserve outside of Inverness creating a new body of camera-less abstract work using plants from a pigment garden and the surrounding countryside.


    In late July and early August I will spend three weeks amidst the winery and adjacent Russian River on the Warnecke Ranch in Sonoma County as part of the Chalk Hill Artist Residency. Here I will explore the natural landscape through historic and contemporary romantic tropes generated by reflection and simulation in analog and digital technological devices.


  • Breaking Illusion: Artist as Scientist

    Curated by Conchi Sanford

    University of La Verne
    College of Law Art Gallery
    Ontario, CA

    On view from
    February 24 - May 20, 2015

    For more information, please visit:


    Opening Reception:


  • Cyanotype Workshop at the Berkeley Art Center

    Saturday February 28, 2015
    12:00 - 3:00 pm

    I'll be teaching a beginning workshop on how to contact print with cyanotype in the sun. All materials provided.

    Free to the public! Family-friendly event! Print your own t-shirt!


  • Artist Panel at the Compound

    Click the link below to see me talk about a current project, Mimesis,
    during the closing reception for our annual studio artists group exhibition.


  • Alternative Processes with Juror Christopher James

    On view:

    October 3 - November 1, 2014
    at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO

    For more details and images, visit their website:



    I have 12 new pieces from the Mimesis Series in the annual Compound Gallery and Studios group show.

    I'll also have my portable walk-in camera obscura up for the opening reception. Come check it out!

    June 28 - August 3, 2014
    The Compound Gallery
    Reception: Saturday June 28, 2014 from 6 - 9 pm


  • Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition

    I have four pieces in this year's Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition; three from the Transmutation Series and one from the Stream of Consciousness Series.

    My work was selected by a panel of jurors including Aimee Le Duc, Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center, Archana Horsting, Executive Director and Co-founder of Kala Art Institute, and independent curator Demetri Broxton.

    The show will be up for a year with a public reception to be held some time this fall. Check back later for more details! In the meantime, you can see the work by all of the artists at the link below.


  • Origins of Photography

    Visit the link below to sign up for my all-ages / hands-on photography workshop

    May 3, 2014
    at the
    Berkeley Art Center


  • Light Sensitive - 2014

    A national juried exhibition celebrating work from the darkroom

    Juror: Tom Persinger - Photographer, Writer, and Founder of F295

    On view at
    Art Intersection - Gilbert, AZ
    March 3 - April 28, 2012

    For more info and images go to:


  • "Colloquy" - now online

    The Archaeology of Photography: Toni Gentilli

    You can read my interview with Louis Vargas (pages 48-56) here:


  • San Francisco Chronicle

    Mention of my work in Kenneth Baker's article:

    "Weston Teruya: Sole juror for 'Feature' show"


  • Feature

    Juror: Weston Teruya- Artist and Independent Curator

    On view at the
    Berkeley Art Center
    January 16 - March 2, 2014

    For more information and images please visit:


  • Array: Artists Annual Exhibition

    On view at the
    Berkeley Art Center
    December 5, 2013 - January 5, 2014

    For more information visit:


  • Inventing Perspective: 2013 Photography Exhibition

    Juror: Corey Keller- Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    On view at
    LH Horton Junior Gallery - San Joaquin Delta College
    Stockton, CA
    November 21 - December 13, 2013

    For more information and images visit:


  • San Francisco Chronicle

    Read a review by Nellie Bowles of the show Text Message, which I curated at The Compound in Oakland.


  • Photo Feature in SF Art Enthusiast

    Images 19 and 20 feature my work in Currency, SFAI's 2013 MFA graduate exhibition at the Old Mint in San Francisco.


  • Squarecylinder - Review by David M. Roth

    "Currency" - SFAI's MFA Show @ The Old Mint

    "Toni Gentilli’s camera-less photos, part of a growing move toward antiquarian methods, are examples of an even older technology: alchemy. The artist swabs blood, insulin, sugar and light-sensitive chemicals onto microscope slides and exposes them to sunlight to form crystalline formations; these she places in an enlarger to create silver gelatin prints with the stated goal of visualizing “genetic mutation and autoimmune disease.” Subsequent toning of the prints with copper or gold chloride effects the “alchemical conversion of metals,” which the artist points out, was once thought to be capable of producing “a universal elixir that would cure illness and prolong life.” Situated in one of the building’s upstairs vaults, they felt as otherworldly as cellular activity viewed through a microscope."


  • Interview with KQED Pop

    "Meet the MFA Grads Who Make Us Believe in Art Again."

    Watch a short video interview with KQED Pop about my recent work Ouroboros and Transmutation, on view during my MFA graduate exhibition at the Old Mint in San Francisco through May 19th, 2013.


  • Currency

    San Francisco Art Institute 2013 MFA Catalogue

    You can view my work on page 43 and on page 140,
    you can read about an exhibition I curated at the Diego Rivera Gallery titled,
    Then and Now: Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, 1945-2013.


  • Light Sensitive - 2013

    A national juried exhibition celebrating work from the darkroom

    Juror: Katherine Ware - Curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art

    On view at
    Art Intersection - Gilbert, AZ
    March 16 - April 23, 2013

    For more info and images go to:


  • Then & Now: Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, 1945-2013

    Curated by Toni Gentilli

    On view at
    The Diego Rivera Gallery - San Francisco Art Institute
    October 21 - 27, 2012

    For more info go to:


  • Toni Gentilli in the Admiral Dot Miniature Gallery

    I have a solo show in the smallest gallery in the west!

    On view at The Compound Gallery and Studios
    October 6th through November 4th, 2012


  • Photo Feature in SF Art Enthusiast

    SFAI Open Studios - Spring 2012

    Check out Images 29-32 at the link below for a peek at some of my recent work, including a limited edition handmade artist book titled, Blueprints for a Desert Garden, and an installation piece called Infra-structure, comprised of 14 12"x18" cyanotype prints on wood panels.


  • Light Sensitive - 2012

    A national juried exhibition celebrating work from the darkroom

    Juror: Rebecca Senf - Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography

    On view at
    Art Intersection - Gilbert, AZ
    March 3 - April 28, 2012

    For more info and images go to:


  • Out of Gamut: Expanding Photography in Contemporary Practice with Hybrid Processes

    Curated by Toni Gentilli

    On View at
    The Diego Rivera Gallery - San Francisco Art Institute
    February 12 - 18, 2012