Nayland Blake: What Did I Do Now? A Traipse Through the Work of Nayland Blake with Himself

Department of Art Spring 2011 Lecture Series

Nayland Blake is an artist, writer, and educator. Born in New York City in 1960, he currently resides in Brooklyn. His work is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; Fred, London; and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Studio Museum of Harlem, LA MoCa, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the DeYoung Museum, among others. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. As a writer his work has appeared in Interview Magazine, Artforum, Out, and OutLook. He is the author of numerous catalog essays. In 1994 he cocurated with Lawrence Rinder the exhibition In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art. He is currently the chair of the ICP/Bard masters program in advanced photographic studies at the International Center of Photography.