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Nayland Blake

Nayland Blake has been exhibiting with the Matthew Marks Gallery since 1993. Gender ambiguity, desire, and racial and sexual bigotry are recurrent themes in Blake's sculptures, drawings, performances, and videos. The artist's first one-person show at Matthew Marks Gallery featured eight sculptures that expanded on an earlier body of work dealing with role play, skin, and the concept of "passing."

Blake (b. 1960) is an interdisciplinary artist living in New York. Blake's work has been shown extensively since 1990, notably in one-person survey exhibitions at the Yerba Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Location One in New York, and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Blake participated in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and the 1993 Venice Biennale, and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012. "Nayland Blake: No Wrong Holes," a full-scale retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will travel to the MIT List Visual Arts Center in 2020.

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Gallery Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions
Young, Gifted and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art
Lehman College Art Gallery
New York, NY
Feb 8 - May 20, 2020
No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Cambridge, MA
May 15 - Jul 26, 2020