Timeline

1960
Born in New York, NY
1978–1982
B.F.A. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1982–1984
M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
2012
Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Currently lives and works in New York

Exhibitions

2012
Not Drowning, Waving, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2012
Free!Love!Tool!Box!, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2011
Two Colors, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York
2011
Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2011
Objects and Images, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2010
Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles
2010
Nobody Gets to See the Wizard. Not Nobody. Not Nohow, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Nothingness and Being: Seventh Interpretation of La Colección Jumex, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec, Mexico
2009
Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2009
Consider the Lobster, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2009
Scores, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
2009
Imagination Noir, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY
2008
INTIMACY, curated by Anne Pasternak, The FIREPLACE Project, East Hampton, New York
2008
The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2008
Disentangle, Andreas Grimm Gallery, New York
2008
What the Whiskey Said, What the Sun is Saying, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (solo)
2008
Nayland Blake: Behavior, Location One, New York (solo)
2007
NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
2007
Three photographs, three mirrors, a sculpture and a sign, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2006
Nayland Blake, The Expulsion from the Garden, FRED, London, England (solo)
2004
Nayland Blake: Reel Around, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2004
On Edge, Rhodes + Mann, London,UK
2003
Ten by Twenty, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003
Acts of Futility, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2003
Skowhegan Faculty 2002-03, The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
2003
Game Over, Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery, Munich
2003
Nayland Blake, Some Kind of Love: Performance Video 1989-2002, Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Fine Arts Building, Maryland; Travels to The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, September 27-December 31, 2003. (solo)
2003
Swag, Rhodes + Mann Gallery, London (solo)
2003
Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, Center for Art and Visual Culture, Baltimore, Maryland
2002
Something, Anything, (exhibition curator), Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
2002
AA Bronson Mirror Mirror, Bakalar Gallery, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
2002
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, New York (catalogue)
2001
Drawings: 3 Solo Exhibitions, Rhodes + Mann, London
2001
Play’s the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
2001
Brooklyn, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida
2001
Angst, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal; Traveled to Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; and The Studio Museum, Harlem
2001
OutArt 2001: Stand Fast Dick and Jane, Project, Dublin
2001
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, 100 Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (catalogue)
2000
Bestiary, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
2000
Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000, Section 5, 1980-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (catalogue)
2000
Do Not Touch, Consolidated Works Seattle, WA
2000
Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco, CA (solo)
2000
Double Fantasy, Mathew Marks Gallery New York, NY (solo)
2000
Christopher Grimes Gallery Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1999
Altered States: The Animal in Contemporary Art, Museum of Art and History Santa Cruz, CA
1998
Hanging #3, The Rubell Family Collection Miami, FL
1998
Feeder 2 and Corollary, Matthew Marks Gallery New York, NY
1997
Hare Follies, Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn, NY
1997
Scene of the Crime, UCLA, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Los Angeles, CA
1996
Brazile-U.S.A. Exchange, Galerie Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil Whitney Museum Touring Exhibition
1996
Hare Attitudes, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
1995
Video, Matthew Marks Gallery New York, NY
1994
Outside the Frame, Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten Island, NY
1994
Body and Soul, Cindy Sherman, G, The Baltimore Museum of Art Baltimore, MD
1994
The Philosopher's Suite, Thread Waxing Space New York, NY
1994
Black Male: Representations of Masculinnity in Contemporary American Art, , Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1994
Outside the Frame, Cleveland Center for Contrmporary Art Cleveland, OH
1993
I Love You More Than My Own Death, Venice Biennale Venice, Italy
1993
The Philosopher's Suite, San Francisco Artspace San Francisco, CA
1993
Building a Collection: The Department of Contemporary Art, , Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
1992
Translation, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
1992
Effected Desire, The Carnegia Museum of Art Pittsburgh, PA
1992
Bleep, Residency and Exhibition, Milch Foundation London, England
1992
California: North and South, Aspen Art Museum Aspen, CO
1991
The Newport Biennial: Mapping Histories, Newport Harbor Art Museum Newport Beach, CA
1991
1991 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1991
Facing the Finish, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1990
New Work: A New Generation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1990
Mind Over Matter, Whitney Museum of Art New York, NY
1990
SECA Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1989
The Schreber Suite, Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum Berkeley, CA
1989
Image World, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1989
The New Narratology, Miami Center for the Fine Arts Miami, FL
1985
The New Testament, Book One: Der Spinnen, New Langton Arts San Francisco, CA