Alicia Toldi  -  CV

PO box 693, Paonia, CO 81428
Artist, DIY Residency Expert, Creative Organizer, Illustrator, Aspiring Permaculturist, Traditional Craft Enthusiast


Ecosystem Restoration Camps, Ecosystem Restoration Design Certificate, 2021
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Permaculture Design Certificate, 2019
Connecticut College, BA Studio Art (major) and Anthropology (minor), 2008-2012
Wells College Arts in Paris, Spring Semester Abroad 2011


Elsewhere Studios, Vice President of the Board. 2021-present
Piney Wood Atlas, Founding member and collaborator with Carolina Porras. 2016-present 
8th & Pine, shared studio space member. 2015-2017

Residencies, Awards, Appearances:

Sawbill Surf Club, pilot residency, Elberta, MI
Roving Ocean Artist Residency program (ROAR), correspondence project with circumnavigating sailboat
Guest speaker, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Workshop teacher for VISTA training, Blue Sky Center, New Cuyama, CA
Social Studies Residency, Colusa, CA
Piney Wood Atlas traveling residency project, Northeast region of USA
Panel Organizer, Common Field Convening, Philadelphia: “DIY Residencies in Non-Urban Environments: Building Visibility, Diversity, and Sustainability Outside an Urban-Centric Art World”
Visiting speaker, Piney Wood Atlas, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Visiting speaker, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Piney Wood Atlas traveling residency project, Midwest region of USA
Visiting Artist & Speaker- Piney Wood Atlas: Sierra Nevada College MFA-IA Residency, Sagehen Creek  Field Station
Visiting Artist (Guest Curator, Speaker, Juror)- Piney Wood Atlas: Rural Environments Field School,  M12 Feed Store, Byers, CO 
Scholarship- Piney Wood Atlas, Common Field Convening, Los Angeles, CA 
Lupita’s Grant, Sierra Nevada College MFA-IA, Incline Village, NV
Fiscal Sponsorship for Piney Wood Atlas, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, January 2017-present
Piney Wood Atlas traveling residency project, Southwest region of USA
Piney Wood Atlas traveling residency project, Northwest region of USA
Elsewhere Studios Residency, Paonia, CO
Elsewhere Studios Residency, Paonia, CO

Bibliography & Exhibitions:

Piney Wood Atlas publications:

“The Northeast” - 2021
“The Little Piney Wood Atlas Creative Residency Info Guide” zine - Flower Press - 2020
“The Midwest” - 2019
“The Southwest” - 2018
“The Northwest” - 2017

“With Piney Wood Atlas, Finding America’s Unconventional Artist Residencies Just Got Easier,” Interview with Emma Orlow,
“Piney Wood Atlas, la guida sulle residenze artistiche non convenzionali in America,” profile by Giorgia Basili,
Contributor, “Whiz World” Publication, writing
Material Feels Podcast, “Time (Artist Residencies) - creativity, collaborators & the time-space continuum‬”
Contributor, “Oysters” Publication, writing and photography
Contributor, “Whiz World” Publication, writing
Contributor, “Oysters” Publication, select illustrations
Ground Shots Podcast, Episode 21: “Alicia Toldi on promoting accessible artist residencies with the Piney Wood Atlas project, spoon carving and post-permaculture training reflections”
Social Studies Residency Show, Colusa, CA
Social Studies Residency Show, Standard Parts, Oakland, CA
The Process Podcast, Episode 13: “Piney Wood Atlas Founders Alicia and Carolina on Unconventional  Artist Residencies”
Range Magazine: “Piney Wood Atlas: A Catalogue of Space and Time”
Contributor, “Whiz World” Publication, writing & cover illustration
Alliance of Artist Communities blog: “Piney Wood Atlas, A Publication Profiling Artist Residencies”
Piney Wood Atlas Interview, Have Company Podcast
“Message in a Bottle”, Busvan/Surfrider Foundation, San Francisco, California
Fleet Wood, San Francisco, California 
“The Waves of the Ocean are Whispering Goodnight”, Window Gallery at Last Ave Studios, San Francisco, California
“Message in a Bottle”, Park Life/Surfrider Foundation, San Francisco, California
2015, “Science and Intuition: An Interview with Alicia Toldi”
SVA Curatorial Practice Gallery, New York, New York
Resurrect, Oakland, California
Salty Dog Gallery at the “Sea Stack”, Alite Pop-Up, San Francisco, California
“Stardust” Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, Colorado
Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, Colorado
Raymunt, Monica. “You Are Here.” Connecticut College Magazine, Spring issue
Senior Thesis Exhibition, Manwaring Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT 
Wells College Arts in Paris Vernissage, 26 Rue du Châlet, Paris, France
Atelier Judith Gratz, Paris, France

Work/Volunteer Experience:

Creative Assistant, Studio MW Design & Planning, Paonia, CO (2023-present)
Bookseller & right hand woman, Paonia Books, Paonia, CO (2022-present)
Volunteer Archivist: Prelinger Library, San Francisco, CA (2017-2021)
Private Art Tutor, Berkeley & El Cerrito, CA (2016-2019)
Volunteer in Development: Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA (2017)
Operations Intern/Volunteer: Headlands Center for the Arts, CA (2013-2015, Volunteer 2015-2021)
Artist Assistant: Victoria Ayres, Berkeley, CA (2017)
Artist Assistant: Rob Raphael, Brooklyn, NY (2012)
Artist Assistant/Intern: Dustin Yellin/Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY (2011)

©Alicia Toldi