Gina uses humble materials to fashion things by hand with ancient techniques (basketry, joinery, sewing & weaving) which are profoundly rich in meaning & feeling. The resulting objects and installations combine qualities inherent in the materials themselves with the familiarity of traditional crafts. The artist says “I want them to appear as hybrids of human- and nature-made, to suggest both the known and the unknown.”
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, Oakland, CA, & Ernesto Mayans Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.