1997 – 1999             Master of Fine Arts Degree, Fine Arts       

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1992 – 1996             Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Individualized Major, High Distinction        

California College of the ArtsOakland, CA                                                                                                          


2019 California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Sacramento, CA

                           Ongoing Concerns, ArtSpace 1616, Sacramento, CA

2018                           Tomorroshambo, ArtSpace 1616, Sacramento, CA

Everybody Has A Dogleg, Shasta Community College, Redding,CA

Goetheanum, a collaboration with Vox Musica, Beatnik Studios, Sacramento, CA 

2017                            Collide-O-Scope, ART Street, Sacramento, CA 

Axis Picks, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2016                           Give A Fork themed Kitchen Installation, ART Hotel, Sacramento, CA

If You Do Me, I’ll Do You, WAL Public Market, Sacramento, CA

                                    The History of the Sacramento City College Art Dept. Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA

                                    Pink Pix (photo booth experience), opening weekend of Manetti Shrem Museum, Davis, CA

 2015                           Echoes In My Eyes, En Em Art Space, Sacramento, CA       

                                    If You Do Me, I’ll Do You, WAL Public Market, Sacramento, CA

                                    Common Thread, Delta Workshop, Sacramento, CA

                                    A Show, B. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CA

                                    Vexillum, Gioia Fonda and Erwo, ArtSpace 1616, Sacramento, CA

2014                           Art of the Dumpster - Power Inn Alliance-, Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA

                                   Broadway Augmented Project, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Sacramento, CA

                                   Capitol Box Art Project, CADA, corner of 9thand O Street, Sacramento, CA

2013                           Pink Week Show, Celebrating 20 Years, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

The Portrait Show, Delta Workshop, Sacramento, CA

Make Believe, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Imagining the Real, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA

Unhinged, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

Eighth National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                                   California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Sacramento, CA

                                    Art Mix / Verge Takeover, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

                                    Translations, collaboration with University of Sydney, Australia, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

 2012                           Plotting Oblivion, Jose DiGregorio and Gioia Fonda, FE Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Flatlanders on the Slant, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis CA

I Am A Fax Machine, solo exhibit, Bow and Arrows, Sacramento, CA

Gioia Fonda, Pile Series & Garr Ugalde, War Stories, James Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2011                             Pink Week Show, Lawton Gallery, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Cookin’ Up Something Good, Milk Gallery, Sacramento, CA

75thAnniversary, Women’s Civic Improvement Club, Sacramento, CA

California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit  (Best In Show award), Sacramento, CA 

2010                           Verge at Axis, Axis Gallery, Sacramento,CA

U Art Open, Third Annual Open Art Competition, University Art, San Jose, CA

Summer In the City, JAYJAY Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 2009                          75thCrocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Tsakapoulos Library Galleria, Sacramento, CA

Skate or Die, Bitchin’ Space, Sacramento, CA

 2008                         Ithaca Fine Chocolates ARTBAR Artists, The Commons, Ithaca, NY

Sacramento Cross Section, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Emerging Artists, Asylum Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2nd Annual Circus Show, Verge, Sacramento, CA                   

California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Sacramento, CA

Flatlanders, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Close To The Hub, Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2007                        Circus Show, Bitchin’ Space, Sacramento, CA

California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Sacramento, CA

Second National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA                                                               

Alumni at the Centennial, Oliver Art Center, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, Oakland, CA

 2006                          Pink Week Show, Cricket Engine Studio and Gallery, Oakland, CA and Deep Gallery, Sacramento, CA

First National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA              

 2005                          Pink Week Show, Cricket Engine Studio and Gallery, Oakland, CA

Bold Expressions, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA

23rd Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Tri County Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, NY

                   September Seven, Stewart Gallery, paintings by Charlie Gill based on photos by Gioia Fonda, Boise, ID

 2003                          Grand Opening, The Edge Gallery, Modesto, CA

                                    Gioia Fonda and Chloe Fonda, Central California Art League, mixed media installation, Modesto, CA

                                    The Artist's Arcana, Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2002                          Pink Inc., Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 2001                           Interesting, But Is It Art?, Second City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA

 2000                          PINK, Parel, Amsterdam


2019 Stay Awhile: A Nathan Cordero Show, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA (assisted with locating art)

2017-ongoing           Art Advice Booth, grant recipient, Creative Edge, Sacramento, CA

2017                          Debtfair, participating artist, an Occupy Museums project at the Whitney Biennial, New York, NY

2016-present            Art Advice Booth, a nomadic community resource, Sacramento, CA

2015-16                     GIVE A FORK, social practice project/sculpture, grant recipient, Crocker Block by Block, Sacramento, CA

2013                          Math Month, curator, Gregory Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                                  Make Believe, curator, Gregory Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA

                                  20th Anniversary of Pink Week, curator, Center For Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

2011                           Emerging Public Artists, artist in residence, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission 

2009                        Amazing Wonders-Digital Quilt Project, artist in residence, St. Hope Charter High School

2008- present          Pieorgi Flatfiles, inclusion in flat file collection, Brooklyn, NY

2007 – 2012            Tangent Gallery, co-manager/curator with Ianna Frisby and Aaron Brown 

1993 – 2018             Pink Week, (annual cityscape interaction and installation)                                                           

Events often included an annual art show, for which I served as curator.  Satellite Pink Week 

shows and events were also organized by pink week ambassadors in other cities 

across the nation with my support.  Please visit


2008 – present         Sacramento City College, Full-time Professor of Art, 2-D Studies

current chair of the SCC Art Department 2017- ___

2005 – 2008            Sacramento City College, Adjunct Professor, Art