NAYLAND BLAKE

Born: New York, 1960

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

Currently lives and works in New York.

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

2017
#IDrawEveryDay, Matthew Mark Gallery, New York
Workroom, The Garage, San Francisco

2015
Nayland Blake: Negative Bunny, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

2013
What Wont Wreng, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

2012
Not Drowning, Waving, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
FREE!LOVE!TOOL!BOX!, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

2011
Objects and Images, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

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

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. Traveled to The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)

2000
Double Fantasy, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

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

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

1997
The Black/White Album, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
April Hare, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1996
Hare Attitudes, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue)

1995
Video, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

1993
Stoney End, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

1989
The Schreber Suite, MATRIX Gallery, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum

1987
Inscription, XS Gallery, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City, NV

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
Living Apart Together, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York
"I hear it everywhere I go", Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
Let Me Be an Object that Screams, Gallery 400, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago

2016
Black Pulp! Organized by William Villalongo and Mark Gibson, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Traveled to International Print Center New York; Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, CT. (catalogue)
Plinth Guest Artist Project (Liz Collins Energy Field), The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Queering the Bibliobject, The Center for Book Arts, New York
Harlem Postcards Fall / Winter 2016–2017, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Bad Faith, James Fuentes Gallery, New York
November's Bone, Halsey McKay Gallery, New York

2015
Your smarter than me. I don't care., Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Art AIDS America, Tacoma Art Museum, WA. Traveled to Bronx Museum of Art, New York; Alphawood Gallery, Alphawood Foundation, Chicago
America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2014
TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: Institution. Image. Ideology., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Polypersephone: Nayland Blake & Claire Pentecost, Iceberg Projects, Chicago

2013
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York
A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York
Nayland Blake, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Vincent Fecteau & Wade Guyton, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles
Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault, Artists Space, New York

2012
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum, New York
Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions, The Studio Museum, New York
R.P.F.P. (RIRE.POSITIONNER.FILMER.PERFORMER), École Européenne Supérieure D’Art de Bretagne as part of the festival Transversales Cinématographiques, L’Université Rennes 2, France

2011
Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Carter / Nayland Blake, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
The Air We Breathe, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2010

Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Owen Smith and Nayland Blake: Two One-Person Shows, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis

2009
Consider the Lobster, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2008
The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

2006
Into Me/Out of Me, MoMA PS1, New York. Traveled to Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome
Twice Drawn, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2005
Heavenly or Slice of White, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York (catalogue)
White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, International Center of Photography, New York (catalogue)

2004
Needful Things: Recent Multiples, Cleveland Museum of Art
Mike Kelley: The Uncanny, Tate Liverpool (catalogue)
Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art (catalogue)
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (catalogue)

2003
Acts of Futility, Bellevue Art Museum, WA
Skowhegan Faculty 2002-03, The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2002
Something, Anything, (exhibition curator), Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
AA Bronson Mirror Mirror, Bakalar Gallery, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
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, NY (catalogue)
Play’s the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Angst, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal. Traveled to Grazer Kunstverein, Austria and The Studio Museum, New York
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)

2000
Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Section 5, 1980-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (catalogue)

1999
Through the Looking Glass, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NY

1995
In a Different Light, (co-curator), University of California, Berkeley Art Museum (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
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
Building a Collection: The Department of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
I Love You More Than My Own Death, Venice Biennale

1992
Translation, Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
California: North and South, Aspen Art Museum, CO
Recent Narrative Sculpture, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Facing the Finish, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
Nayland Blake, Richmond Burton, Peter Cain, Gary Hume, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Effected Desire, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Dissent, Difference and the Body Politic, Portland Art Museum, OR
The Auto Erotic Object, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York

1991
Third Newport Biennial: Mapping Histories, Newport Harbor Art Museum, CA (catalogue)
Facing the Finish, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Louder, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago
The Interrupted Life: On Death and Dying, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Anni Novanta, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna. Traveled to the Musei Comunali, Rimini, Italy and Ex Colonia Le Navi, Cattolica, Italy
Toward a New Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
Currents, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1990
Mind Over Matter, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
SECA Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
New Work: A New Generation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1989
Image World, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
The New Narratology, Artspace Annex, San Francisco. Traveled to Santa Cruz County Art Museum, CA; Miami Center for the Fine Arts; and Center for Contemporary Art, Arlington, TX
AIDS Timeline, (curated by Group Material), Matrix Program, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum
Against Nature, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Group Exhibition, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
Art Against AIDS on the Road, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

1988
Assemblage '88: The Recontextualized Object, San Francisco Art Institute
Group Exhibition, American Fine Arts, New York

1986
Inscription, XS Gallery, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City