NYDIA V. BLAS

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

2016     Master of Fine Arts, Art Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.  

2011     Bachelor of Science, Cinema and Photography, Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y.

 

SOLOS EXHIBITIONS

2015      “The Girls That Spun Gold”, SALTQuarters, Syracuse N.Y.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017  "The Feeling is Mutual" Rangefinder Gallery, Chicago I.L.

2016    “The Trouble With Flesh” Light Work, Syracuse N.Y.

2016    “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” The George Washington Carver Museum Austin, TX

2016    “The Girls Who Spun Gold” Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca N.Y.

2016     Syracuse University MFA Show

2016     Syracuse University MFA Show, SU Art Galleries, Syracuse N.Y.

2016     “Physical Experience”, Spark, Syracuse N.Y.

2014     “Adjunct Appendix”, Light Work, Syracuse N.Y.

2014     “DEMOISELLES”, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.

2011     “The Veil”, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden N.Y.

2011     “Senior Exhibition”, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y.

 

RESIDENCIES

2016     The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, N.Y.

2015     Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca N.Y.

 

PUBLIC LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/VIEWINGS/CONVERSATIONS

2017   "Women Picturing Revolution" LightField Festival, Hudson N.Y.

2017   "Art is for Empathy" Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Cananda

2016     “The Girls Who Spun Gold” Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Discussion Series, Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y.

2016     “As Bad As I Wanna Be” Panel Discussion, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse N.Y.

2014     Representations of Violence in Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.

2011     Artist Talk, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden N.Y.                                                                                     

2011     Lynching Photography, Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y.

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

2016    PDN “The Look” Winner, Personal Work/Fine Art

2016    Best of Show, MFA Show, Department of Transmedia, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

2016    Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.

2015     Leadership Award, Community Unity Music Education Program, Ithaca N.Y.

2012     Still Photography Senior Award, Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y.                                                           

2012     Rere Sojourner Hassett Social Justice Award, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ithaca N.Y.

2011     James B. Pendleton Student Research and Production Grant, Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y.

2011     James B. Pendleton Photography Award, Ithaca College, Ithaca N.Y.

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS/INTERVIEWS

2017    Capricious

2016    Strange Fire Collective  

2016    The Huffington Post

2016     Dazed and Confused Magazine

2016     Fotografia Magazine/ FotoFirst

2016     Streit House Space

2014     Oranbeg Net 06: Art as Theory

 

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

2017   MFON Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

2016     Blue Library Vol 2: Conversations

2016     Editorial Magazine, Issue 16

2016     Oranbeg Press Interleave

2014      The New Portrait Zine

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-2016

Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.

2013-2015  

Instructional Assistant (TA), Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.

                                              

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2017

Acting Executive Director, Southside Community Center, Inc. Ithaca, N.Y.

2016

Visual Media Arts Director, Southside Community Center, Inc. Ithaca, N.Y.

2015

Instructor, Photography and Literacy (PAL Project), Syracuse University/Syracuse City Schools, Syracuse N.Y.

2015

Lead Instructor, Teen Action, Ithaca N.Y.

2012-2015

Art Director, Community Unity Music Education Program, Ithaca N.Y.

2011-2013   

Director/Creator, Girl Empowerment Group, Southside Community Center, Ithaca N.Y.         


OTHER

2016

Cinematographer, William Kentridge “Triumphs and Laments”  for Tevereterno, Rome, Italy.