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Toni Gentilli

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20150515000030-01_installation_ouroboros_transmutation_transplant
Installation in Gold Vault #5 at The Old Mint, San Francisco, 2013 Camera Less Photography, Sculpture, Scientific Glassware, Nasturtium
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Ouroboros, 2013 115 Unique Selectively Copper Toned Silver Gelatin Prints From Camera Less Photographs On Ragboard And Custom Made Wood Panels 8' X 14'
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Ouroboros (Detail of Center), 2013 Unique Selectively Copper Toned Silver Gelatin Prints From Camera Less Photographs On Ragboard And Custom Made Wood Panels
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Ouroboros (Detail of Individual Panel), 2013 Unique Selectively Copper Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph On Ragboard And Custom Made Wood Panel 4.5" X 4.5"
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Ouroboros (Detail of Individual Panel), 2013 Unique Selectively Copper Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph On Ragboard And Custom Made Wood Panel 4.5" X 4.5"
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Ouroboros (Detail of Individual Panel), 2013 Unique Selectively Copper Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph On Ragboard And Custom Made Wood Panel 4.5" X 4.5"
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Ouroboros (Detail of Individual Panel), 2013 Unique Selectively Copper Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph On Ragboard And Custom Made Wood Panel 4.5" X 4.5"
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Azoth, from the Transmutation Series, 2012-2013 Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph 16" X 16"
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Prima Materia, from the Transmutation Series, 2012-2013 Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph 16" X 16"
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Titania, from the Transmutation Series, 2012-2013 Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph 16" X 16"
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Enceladus, from the Transmutation Series, 2012-2013 Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Print From Camera Less Photograph 16" X 16"
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Transplant - Islet of Langerhans (Grid of 6), 2013 Chlorophyll Prints From Hand Drawn Negative
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Transplant - Lungs, 2013 Chlorophyll Prints From Hand Drawn Negative
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Synecdoche, 2013 Anthotype Print Made From Nasturtium Flower Emulsion And Hand Drawn Negative On Cotton Rag Paper 20" X 16"
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Mimesis (Triptych), 2014 Camera Less Photographs Made With Liquid Silver Gelatin Emulsion On Cotton Rag Paper 20" X 16" (Each)
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Mimesis (Grid of 12), 2014 Camera Less Photographs Made With Liquid Silver Gelatin Emulsion On Cotton Rag Paper 4" X 6" (Each)
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Mimesis (Variation 1) #1, 2014 Camera Less Photograph Made With Hand Drawn Negative And Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper
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Mimesis (Variation 1) #2, 2014 Camera Less Photograph Made With Hand Drawn Negative And Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper 16" X 16"
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Mimesis (Variation 1) #3, 2014 Camera Less Photograph Made With Hand Drawn Negative And Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper 16" X 16"
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Mimesis (Variation 1) #4, 2014 Camera Less Photograph Made With Hand Drawn Negative And Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper 16" X 16"
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Mimesis (Variation 1) #5, 2014 Camera Less Photograph Made With Hand Drawn Negative And Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper 16" X 16"
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Mimesis (Variation 2) #1, 2015 Camera Less Photograph Made With Hand Drawn Negative, Vandyke, And Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper 24" X 20"
20150515012401-2014_autumnal_equinox
Evidence of Absence Series (Cyanometer Project) - Autumnal Equinox, September 22nd, 2014, 2014 Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper Printed From A Roll Of 120mm Black And White Film And Exposed In The Sun For The Duration Of A Selected Solar Event 6" X 36"
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Evidence of Absence Series (Cyanometer Project) - Winter Solstice, December 21st, 2014, 2014 Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper Printed From A Roll Of 120mm Black And White Film And Exposed In The Sun For The Duration Of A Selected Solar Event 6" X 36"
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Evidence of Absence Series (Cyanometer Project) - Perihelion, January 4th, 2015, 2015 Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper Printed From A Roll Of 120mm Black And White Film And Exposed In The Sun For The Duration Of A Selected Solar Event 6" X 36"
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Evidence of Absence Series (Cyanometer Project) - Vernal Equinox, March 20th, 2015, 2015 Cyanotype On Cotton Rag Paper Printed From A Roll Of 120mm Black And White Film And Exposed In The Sun For The Duration Of A Selected Solar Event 6" X 36"
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Allelopathic Talisman #1, 2015 Mixed Media: Blood, Insulin, Iron Filings, Charcoal, Cyanotype (Undeveloped), Vandyke (Undeveloped), Emulsion Made From Nasturtium Leaves And Flowers, Antifungal Medication, Sand And Mica Gathered In New Mexico, Beeswax. 24" X 20"
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Allelopathic Talisman #1 (Detail), 2015 Mixed Media: Blood, Insulin, Iron Filings, Charcoal, Cyanotype (Undeveloped), Vandyke (Undeveloped), Emulsion Made From Nasturtium Leaves And Flowers, Antifungal Medication, Sand And Mica Gathered In New Mexico, Beeswax. 24" X 20"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Milwaukee
Lives in
Berkeley
Works in
Oakland
Schools
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1999, BA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Arizona State University
Statement

Toni Gentilli is a visual artist, curator, and educator whose work incorporates historic and experimental photographic processes with printmaking, illustration, sculpture, and installation. Drawing on her former career as an archaeologist and personal experience as an insulin-dependent diabetic, she combines anachronistic materials and techniques with contemporary sensibilities to explore the interrelationships between technology, nature, history, and identity. Toni is particularly inspired by the cultural desires that gave birth to photography, early photography’s panoply of uses, and the medium’s enduring relationship to science and perception. Acknowledging that many of the first photographers were also chemists, botanists, astronomers, and all‑around curious minds who employed the medium to probe the edges of the known and visible in search of a greater understanding of the universe, Toni uses her process-driven practice to insert herself into this long lineage of creative experimentalists and further explore the intersections between art and science through new photographic strategies.

Toni's work has been included in international exhibitions juried by Corey Keller (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), Rebecca Senf (Phoenix Art Museum/Center for Creative Photography), Katherine Ware (New Mexico Museum of Art), Tom Persinger (Founder of F295), and Christopher James. In addition to her own art practice, she manages Henry Wessel's studio, the photography lab at Solano Community College, and curates the Studio Artist Gallery at the Compound in Oakland. Toni is available to teach workshops, curate and install exhibitions, and collaborate on creative projects throughout the San Francisco Bay area and beyond.