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Nayland Blake, Artist, Writer and Curator

Mr. Blake received a B.A. in sculpture from Bard College in 1982 and an M.F.A. in 1984 from California Institute of the Arts. He 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 of American Art; the Studio Museum of Harlem; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the de Young Museum; among others. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He has written for Interview Magazine, Artforum, Out, and OutLook, and he is the author of numerous catalog essays. In 1994 he co-curated, with Lawrence Rinder, In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art. Mr. Blake is chair of the ICP-Bard M.F.A. program at the International Center of Photography. He was appointed visiting professor of painting at Yale in 2011 and critic in sculpture in 2015.

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