ARTSpeak Lecturer: Nayland Blake

Nayland Blake gave a talk on his life and work on Tuesday, November 2, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.

An artist, writer, curator, and educator, Nayland Blake addresses issues of his own racially mixed background, sexual identity, and body identity. His work is included in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Studio Museum of Harlem, LA MoCa, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. In 1994 he curated the exhibition, In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery.

He is currently the Chair of the International Center of Photography – Bard College Program in Advanced Photographic Studies in New York City.

You can watch the video of Nayland Blakes lecture at FIT here:

You can find out more about Nayland Blake by linking to the following sites:

The artist’s blog:

The Matthew Marks website:

Nayland Blake, video still from Starting Over, 2000.

Nayland Blake, video still from Starting Over, 2000

Nayland Blake at home in Brooklyn, NY.

Nayland Blake at home in Brooklyn, NY

Nayland Blake, Feeder 2, 1998.

Nayland Blake, Feeder 2, 1998, Gingerbread and steel, 7 by 10 by 7 feet, photo: Larry Qualls