In celebration of Pride Month, the Recology Artist in Residence Program is excited to invite you to the next event in our panel series, RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS. All In: Queer Intersections brings together four artists whose works amplify queer identities at the intersections of culture, race, sexuality, and gender. Please join us for a dynamic conversation between AIR alumni Terry Berlier, Jamil Hellu, Cybele Lyle, Abel Rodriguez, and our moderator, Victor Yañez-Lazcano.

Recology AIR Program Covid-19 updates – exhibitions

Recology is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community members and employees. We continue to practice social distancing and have postponed the residencies for Malcom Kenter, Rachel Marino, Minoosh Zomorodinia, and UC Berkeley student artist Leilah Talukder.

Stay tuned here for updates and check us out on Instagram @RecologyAIR

Stay safe and be well.


On April 27 the third panel in the RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS series “Unearthed: Research as Art” took place. A spin on Earth Month, this panel brought together four Recology alumni, Michael Arcega, Hughen/Starkweather, and Jenny Odell, whose research-based work unearths new narratives. Former Recology artist-in-residence Victor Yañez-Lazcano moderated the panel discussion.

The Recology Artist in Residence (AIR) Program in collaboration with Saddleback College hosted the second panel in our series, RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS, on March 2.

Titled after Saddleback College’s virtual exhibition of work made at Recology curated by former AIR artist, Barbara Holmes, the panel “Recalled to Nature” brought together three vibrant voices from the Bay Area: Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Alicia Escott, and Minoosh Zomorodinia. In conversation with our moderators, Barbara Holmes and Victor Yañez-Lazcano, the artists discussed how they use art to explore the intersection of our social, political, and historical relationships to nature.

On January 12, 2021 we embarked on our new panel series, RECOLOGY AIR CONNECTS. The first panel was in conversation with former AIR artists Bill Basquin, Ramekon O’Arwisters and Sherri Lynn Wood, moderated by Victor Yañez-Lazcano.

Art | Sustainability | Community – Recology Student Artist Exhibition and Panel

At the beginning of this year, we celebrated the Recology Artist in Residence Program’s 30-year anniversary at Arc Gallery. The exhibition included work from past artists and a dedication to our founder Jo Hanson. We simultaneously installed work from our student artists in our Environmental Learning Center for an exhibition that was planned for May 2020, which due to shelter-in-place mandates, was never seen by the public.

To celebrate the Recology Artist in Residence Program’s student artists, throughout the month of October we released a self-guided virtual tour of the student exhibition and featured videos which highlight a select number of student artists. The celebration culminated in the Art/Community/Sustainability Student Alum Panel, facilitated by former AIR artist, Victor Yañez-Lazcano, in conversation with Hannah Beatrice Quinn, Jinmei Chi, Ricki Dwyer, and Shushan Tesfuzigta on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

  • NEW! Woodworking Fundamentals with Curtis Reid Henderson: The Pursuit of Quality and Sustainability during Times of Uncertainty 

In this workshop, former Recology San Francisco Art Institute student artisand GLEAN artist Curtis Reid Henderson, will teach us how to create a high-quality wood table that will stand the test of time. Some previous experience using power tools is suggested, but no dedicated space is required for this workshop. 

  • NEW! Creating Cyanotype Prints at Home with Charlotte Beck 

In this video, former Recology San Francisco State University student artist, Charlotte Beck, teaches us how to create cyanotype prints at home using found imagery and objects. A cyanotype is a simple photographic printing process that produces an image on a rich, deep blue background. Cyanotypes make great gifts and are simple and safe to create at home. 

DIY Vertical Dye Garden with Leilah Talukder and Cailyn Schmidt

In this first video of the three-part series, Diverting Waste Through Natural Dyes, learn to create a vertical garden for small spaces.


Five Food Scraps You Can Turn Into Natural Dyes with Leilah Talukder and Cailyn Schmidt

Second in the series, Diverting Waste Through Natural Dyes, this video shows how to use common food scraps to create beautiful dyes for textiles and clothing.


Basic Mending to Extend the Life of Your Clothing with Leilah Talukder

Third in the series, Diverting Waste Through Natural Dyes, this final video teaches five simple sewing and mending techniques to extend the life of your clothing.