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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.

Here is some additional writing about them:

A profile from Art In America in 2018

A mention in a review of the group show “Burning Down the House”
An interview from ArtFagCity
A mutual interview with Rachel Harrison from Bomb Magazine
A profile from queer-arts.org
A review of “The Philosopher’s Suite” from 1994 (scroll down)
A mention from Artforum about the VisualAIDS benefit
A mention in a review of “The Puppet Show” at the Frye Art Museum
A great write-up of the Behavior show in the Village Voice
A review from the Village Voice in 2004
A profile by C. Carr from 2000

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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