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. From 2002 to 2020 they served as the chair at the ICP/Bard MFA program at the International Center of Photography. Currently they are the Co-Director of the Studio Arts Program at Bard College. 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.
For a brief official Bio and photograph go here.
You can write them at naylandblake at gmail.
Here is some additional writing about them:
A profile of a project they did for the Whitney Biennial from The New Yorker in 2022
A writing project they published in the Brooklyn Rail in 2022
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 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 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
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!