NAYLAND BLAKE BIOGRAPHY

 

Birthplace: New York City, 1960

Education: Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, B.F.A. 1982.
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, M.F.A. 1984.

 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1997

"The Black/While Album" Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

 

1996

"Hare Attitudes" Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

"Hare Hole" 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 Philosophers Suite" San Francisco Artspace, San Francisco.

"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.

 

1989

"The Schreber Suite" MATRIX Gallery, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

"The Ellision of Failed Effect" Mincher/Wilcox Gallery,

San Francisco.

 

1988

"From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory" Media, San Francisco.

 

1987

"Boredom of the Hyperboreans" San Francisco Camerawork

Bookstore, San Francisco.

"Inscription" XS Gallery, Western Nevada Community College, Carson City, NV.

 

1985

"The New Testament, Book One: Der Spinnen" New Langton

Arts, San Francisco.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

1997

"New Work: Drawings Today" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

 

1996

"Intermission" Basilico Fine Art, New York.

"a/drift" Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY.

 

1995

"In a Different Light" (co-curator), University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

"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) The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD.

"Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object" Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH.

"Don't Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS" National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

"Black Male" Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

 

1993

"Mr. Serling's Neighborhood" Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

"Building a Collection: The Department of Contemporary Art" Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

"I am the Enunciator" Thread Waxing Space, New York.

"The Uncanny" (curated by Mike Kelly) Sonsbeek, Arnhem,

The Netherlands.

"I Love You More Than My Own Death" (curated by Christian Leigh) Venice Biennale.

"Sick Joke" Kiki, 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, Aspen, CO.

"Recent Narrative Sculpture" Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.

"Psycho" KunstHall, New York.

"Facing the Finish" Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

"Nayland Blake, Richmond Burton, Peter Cain, Gary Hume" Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

"Effected Desire" The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Dissent, Difference and the Body Politic" Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

"The Auto Erotic Object" Hunter College Art Gallery, New York.

"Group Show" Tanja Grunert und Michael Janssen Galerie, Cologne, Germany.

"Without" The Lab, San Francisco.

 

1991

"Third Newport Biennial: Mapping Histories" Newport Harbor Art Museum Newport Beach, CA.

"Facing the Finish" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,

San Francisco.

"The Rock Show" Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco.

"Erotic Drawings" San Francisco Artspace, San Francisco.

"The Interrupted Life: On Death and Dying" The New Museum of

Contemporary Art, New York.

"Anni Novanta" Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna; "Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Donald Moffet" Simon Watson Gallery, New York.

"Toward a New Museum" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

"1991 Biennial Exhibition" Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

 

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