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Nayland Blake is an artist. They were born in 1960 in New York City and live there now, after taking a fourteen year sojourn in California. Since 2002, they have been employed as the chair at the ICP/Bard MFA program. For ten years, they shared their home with Lehigh, a very self possessed Boston Terrier. In 2005 they paid off their student loans. Here is their wikipedia entry. 

You can write them at naylandblake at gmail.

Here is some additional writing about them:

A profile and house tour from T Magazine in 2019

A profile from Art In America in 2018

A Review of “I Draw Every Day” from Hyperallergic in 2017

A great write-up of the “Behavior” show in the Village Voice from 2009

A review of “What the Sun Said, What The Whiskey is Saying” in The New York Times from 2008

An interview for VICE in 2008

An interview from ArtFagCity in 2008

A mutual interview with Rachel Harrison from Bomb Magazine in 2008

A review of “Reel Around” from the Village Voice in 2004

A profile by C. Carr from 2000

A profile from queer-arts.org

A review of “The Philosopher’s Suite” from 1994 (scroll down)

A review of “Mind Over Matter” in The New York Times from 1990

A mention from Artforum about the VisualAIDS benefit

A mention in a review of “The Puppet Show” at the Frye Art Museum

1 Comment +

  1. remember jewels of pain and paths of glory? i bet i have the name wrong but its the thought that counts. name stuck with me. if you look at the site listed below you see the painting. i know i know. very corny. well some of the best artists are!

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