Gina Telcocci

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donut, 2015 Reed, Plaster 15.5” X 15” X 5.5” © GinaTelcocci
new adaptor, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Mixed 21.5” X 7.5” Dia. © GinaTelcocci
Esme with love & squalor, 2016 Reed, Plaster, Mixed 22” Dia. X 22” X 17” © GinaTelcocci
carcass, 2013 Wire, Paper, Mixed 6" X 14" X 8" © Gina Telcocci
transplant, 2016 Drift Plywood, Found Wood, Mixed Media 19” X 17” X 8” © Gina Telcocci
long weight, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Wood, Mixed Media 13" X 10" X 7" © Gina Telcocci
confabulation, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Mixed Media, Sound 9" X 7" X 7" © Gina Telcocci
calling, 2015 Rattan, Plaster, Found Objects, Sound 16" Dia. © ginatelcocci
happy housewife, 2015 Reed, Plaster, Mixed Media, Audio 114" Dia. X 19" © ginatelcocci
botanical studies, 2014 Wire, Paper
monkey paw 1 , 2014 Wire, Paper 8" X 3" X 3" © Gina Telcocci
jacaranda pod, 2014 Wire, Paper 6" X 7" X 3" © Gina Telcocci
datura, 2014 Wire, Paper 8" X 6" X 6" © Gina Telcocci
Professor Grace MiraceWorks case of 7 sensesse, 2013 Wood, Mixed Media 10" X 28" Dia. © Gina Telcocci
listen, 2013 Mixed Media 8" 6" Dia. © Gina Telcocci
seeing, 2013 Mixed Media 6" X 3" X 3" © Gina Telcocci
mind, 2013 Wire, Paper, Found Object 7" X 7" X 7" © Gina Telcocci
Professor Grace's MiracleWorks case of amulets & devices, 2013 Mixed Media 34" X 18" X 12" © Gina Telcocci
ear trumpet, 2013 Reed, Plaster, Mixed 6" X 14" X 8" © Gina Telcocci
audio balancing device, 2013 Wood, Paper, Mixed 18" X 16" X 12" © Gina Telcocci
big X, 2012 Wood, Wire 28" X 22" X 19" © Gina Telcocci
seasong, 2012 Wire, Found Wood 22" Dia. X 31" © Gina Telcocci
shadablad (detail), 2011 Wire 38" X 18" X 18" © 2011
adaptor, 2011 Reed, Driftwood, Mixed Media
impulse: from barbary to decadence in 150 years, 2010 Found Wood, Plaster, Wire 31" X 40" X 25" © Gina Telcocci
here and past here, 2010 Willow, Tule Reed, Wood, Mixed Media Instalation 14' X 17' X 14'
transplant, 2015 Driftwood, Mixed Media 17" X 19" X 8" © 2016Gina Telcocci
Quick Facts
Lives in
Oakland, CA
Works in
Oakland, CA, New Mexico
University of Colorado, Boulder
Representing galleries
organic, architectural installation, found-objects, environmental-arts, natural materials, basketry mixed-media, sculpture, mixed-media, modern

My art is made from humble, earthy, & found materials. Choosing forms and media intuitively, and working formally, I use contour, structure, texture, and other elements as vocabulary in making objects and installations. Maybe these objects can concentrate or distill impressions, feelings, associations, & ideas, so as to get at the awesomeness & mystery of life as a human on the planet, which is what I imagine my work is ultimately about.

Materials are chosen intuitively from those that present themselves in my world (drift-plywood, found objects, willow, roots, etc.) Sometimes the materials suggest a form, or a structure, or an idea. Or sometimes a shape seen out in the world is so compelling that I must imitate it, and then riff on it in different variations until I’m just done with it. Natural materials & discarded junk are acted on by time & the world. Their surfaces reveal something about their history; growth habits – life, death, & decay; or the life cycle of a made or manufactured object – conception, manufacture, who used it, what befell it over time, etc. Ancient processes of making (basketry, joinery, sewing & weaving) are profoundly rich in meaning & feeling. They are a connection to ancestors, and indication of the thread of ingenuity that runs through our shared humanoid history.


Gina’s artwork has been exhibited widely across the US, Mexico, and in South Korea. Public commissions include the University of New Mexico/Los Alamos, Walnut Creek Library, and the recently renovated Potrero Hill Library, in San Francisco, CA. Telcocci has created temporary installations for public and private sites such as First Plaza, Albuquerque, NM; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Pojoaque Pueblo and San Jose Canyon, NM; and for the City of Oakland’s Cultural Art Dept. programs. Telcocci has received numerous grants and awards, from, among others, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the City Of Oakland. Her work is represented by GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA, and Ernesto Mayans Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.


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