Professor of Studio Arts
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Studio Arts
Biography:Nayland Blake ’82 is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who previously served as chair of the International Center for Photography–Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, a master of fine arts program. Blake’s work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Des Moines Art Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. They are represented by Matthew Marks Gallery in New York. Recent exhibitions include No Wrong Holes: 30 Years of Nayland Blake, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and MIT List Visual Arts Center; Nayland Blake’s Opening; #IDrawEveryDay; and Nayland Blake: FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX! Their writing has been published in Artforum, Shift, Interview Out, Outlook, and numerous exhibition catalogues. Blake previously taught at Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, California Institute of the Arts, Parsons School for Design, New York University, School of Visual Arts, Harvard University of Visual and Environmental Studies, and the University of California, Berkeley.
BA, Bard College; MFA, California Institute of the Arts.