Nayland Blake Biography


Born:
New York, NY, 1960

Education:
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, M.F.A., 1982-84
Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, B.F.A., 1978-82

Currently lives and works in New York


Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2008
What the Whiskey Said, What the Sun is Saying, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2007
Three photographs, three mirrors, a sculpture and a sign, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2006
The Expulsion from the Garden, FRED, London

2004
Reel Around, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2003
Nayland Blake, Some Kind of Love: Performance Video 1989-2002, Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Fine Arts Building, Maryland; Travels to The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, September 27-December 31, 2003.
Swag, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London

2000
Nayland Blake: Double Fantasy, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

1999
Gorge, (performance), Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

1998
Feeder 2 and Corollary, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

1997
Nayland Blake: The Black/White Album, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Hare Follies, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
April Hare, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1996
Hare Attitudes, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue)
Hare Holes, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

1995
Video, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

1994
The Philosopher's Suite, Thread Waxing Space, New York
El Dorado, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

1993
The Philosopher's Suite, San Francisco Artspace
Stoney End, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

1992
Residency and Exhibition, Milch Foundation, London
Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco

1990
Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
Punch Agonistes, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica
Low, Petersberg Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1989
The Schreber Suite, Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, Berkeley
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica
The Elision of Failed Effect, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco

1988
From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory, Media Gallery, San Francisco

1987
Boredom of the Hyperboreans, San Francisco Camerawork Bookstore
Inscription, XS Gallery, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City
Inscription, Media Gallery, San Francisco

1985
The New Testament, Book One: Der Spinnen, New Langton Arts, San Francisco


Selected Group Exhibitions

2008
The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
INTIMACY, curated by Anne Pasternak, The FIREPLACE Project, East Hampton, New York

2007
NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

2006
Into Me/Out of Me, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Traveled to Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome
Twice Drawn, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2005
Zoo Story: An exhibition of animals in art—for the young and young at heart, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York
International Art Market (I AM 5!), Parker’s Box, Brooklyn
Heavenly or Slice of White, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York (catalogue)
Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York
White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York (catalogue)

2004
Needful Things: Recent Multiples, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Mike Kelley: The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool, London (catalogue)
Infinitely Specific, Montserrat College Art Galleries, Massachusetts (catalogue)
Repulsion, University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Neoqueer, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (catalogue)
Termite Art Against White Elephants, ICO Foundation, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)

2003
Acts of Futility, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
Skowhegan Faculty 2002-03, The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
Game Over, Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery, Munich
Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, Center for Art and Visual Culture, Baltimore, Maryland. Travels to International Center of Photography, New York

2002
Something, Anything, (exhibition curator), Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
AA Bronson Mirror Mirror, Bakalar Gallery, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Gardens of Violence, Swiss Expo 02, Murten-Morat, Switzerland

2001
Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Artists and Clothing, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. (catalogue)
Drawings: 3 Solo Exhibitions, Rhodes + Mann, London
Play’s the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Brooklyn, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida
Angst, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal; Traveled to Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; and The Studio Museum, Harlem
OutArt 2001: Stand Fast Dick and Jane, Project, Dublin
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

2000
Bestiary, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Section 5, 1980-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (catalogue)

1999
Were You There? (performance), Artis and TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Through the Looking Glass, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York

1996
Intermission, Basilico Fine Art, New York

1995
In a Different Light, (co-curator), University Art Museum, Berkeley, California (catalogue)
Into a New Museum - Recent Gifts and Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1994
Body and Soul, (with Cindy Sherman, General Idea and Ronald Jones), Baltimore Museum of Art
Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio
Don't Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (catalogue)
Black Male, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)

1993
Mr. Sterling's Neighborhood, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica
Building a Collection: The Department of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
I am the Enunciator, Thread Waxing Space, New York
The Uncanny, (curated by Mike Kelly), Sonsbeek, Arnhem, The Netherlands (catalogue)
I Love You More Than My Own Death, (curated by Christian Leigh), Venice Biennale
Sick Joke, Kiki Gallery, San Francisco
Up, Up, (and Away), Here Art, New York

1992
Translation, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
California: North and South, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado
Recent Narrative Sculpture, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Facing the Finish, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California (catalogue)
Nayland Blake, Richmond Burton, Peter Cain, Gary Hume, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Effected Desire, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Dissent, Difference and the Body Politic, Portland Art Museum, Oregon
The Auto Erotic Object, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York
Group Show, Tanja Grunert und Michael Janssen Galerie, Cologne
Without, The Lab, San Francisco
The Clinic, Rosamond Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles

1991
Third Newport Biennial: Mapping Histories, Newport Harbor Art Museum, California (catalogue)
Facing the Finish, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Traveled to Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California
The Rock Show, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
Louder, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
Erotic Drawings, San Francisco Artspace
The Interrupted Life: On Death and Dying, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York (catalogue)
Transformations, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco
Anni Novanta, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna; Traveled to Musei Comunali, Rimini; and Ex Colonia Le Navi, Cattolica, Italy
Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Donald Moffet, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
Toward a New Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Group Exhibition, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Telekinesis, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
Artists' Books, Lorence/Monk Gallery, New York
The Library of Babel: Books to Infinity, White Columns Gallery, New York
The Library of Babel: Books to Infinity, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York
Currents, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Something Pithier and More Psychological, Simon Watson Gallery, New York

1990
Mind Over Matter, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
SECA Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Clinic, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
New Work: A New Generation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
This Symphony Will Remain Always Unfinished, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco
The Koln Show, (various sites), Cologne, Germany
Constructive Anger, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston

1989
The Second Second, Althea Viafora Gallery, New York
Remainders, White Columns Gallery, New York
Image World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
The New Narratology, Artspace Annex, San Francisco; Traveled to Santa Cruz County Art Museum, California; Miami Center for the Fine Arts; and Center for Contemporary Art Arlington, Texas
Erotophobia, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
Restrain/Intent/Manipulation, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
Retro Future, Richard/Bennet Gallery, Los Angeles
AIDS Timeline, (curated by Group Material), Matrix Program, University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Invitational, Stux Gallery, New York
Against Nature, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, California
Group Exhibition, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
Summer Group Show, Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles
Art Against AIDS on the Road, San Francisco; Washington, DC

1988
Group Exhibition, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Assemblage '88: The Recontextualized Object, San Francisco Art Institute
Group Exhibition, Fuller-Gross Gallery, San Francisco
Beyond the Camera Obscura, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Group Exhibition, 303 Gallery, New York
Group Exhibition, American Fine Arts, New York
Ways in Being Gay, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York

1987
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, Works Gallery, San Jose, California
Chain Reaction 3, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Art Installs, ProArts, Oakland, California
Reconnaissance, Media, San Francisco

1986
Artists and Models, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions Bookstore
Inscription, XS Gallery, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City
Inscription, Media Gallery, San Francisco





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