ICP-Bard MFA Chair Nayland Blake Receives 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship
Nayland Blake, chair of the ICP-Bard MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, has received a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is one of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists who received Fellowships in the 88th annual competition for the United States and Canada, selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants. This year’s Fellows represent 54 disciplines and 72 different academic institutions.
Appointed on the basis of “prior achievement and exceptional promise,” Blake will utilize the Fellowship grant to support the creation of a new exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, opening this October.
“We are thrilled Nayland is receiving this recognition. An inspiration to our students, he has successfully led our MFA program while continuing to produce his own important work,” said Phil Block, Deputy Director for Programs and Director of Education, ICP.
Additional ICP-related Fellows include MFA faculty member Bill Jacobson; past lecturers Wendy Ewald, John Gossage, and Doug Dubois; lecturer and exhibitor Fazal Sheikh, whose work is represented in the ICP collection, and past Continuing Education student and former teaching assistant Peter Bogardus.