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Christopher Blay
Fort Worth, Texas 
cw.blay@gmail.com

Education
2003 B.F.A. Studio Art, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX       
1998 A.A. Fine Art, Tarrant County College, Hurst, TX

Professional Experience
Present Instructional Assoc. /Curator Tarrant County College SE, Arlington, TX (beginning 2009)
2018 Curator’s Talk, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Programming Curator: Artist Circle,Nasher Sculpture Museum, Dallas, TX
2017 Teaching Artist, Rachovsky Warehouse, Dallas, TX
2017 Guest Artist The Artist Eye Program, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Artist Panel member, “State of the Arts”, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Guest Artist, Center for Creative Connections, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2017 Guest Lecturer, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
2017 GuestArtist, Gallery and Studio Connections, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2016 Guest lecturer, Ethics in Art and Design, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2016 Artist lecture, New Cities/ Future Ruins SMU, Dallas, TX
2016 Guest Artist, Nasher Student Exchange, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
2016 Lecturer, Conversations: Art, Politics and North Texas University of North Texas, Denton, TX
2016 Juror, Brickhaus Collective inaugural juried prize
2016 Teaching Artist, Rachovsky Warehouse, Dallas, TX
2016 Artist “The Great Create” Nasher Sculpture Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
2016 In Conversation with artist Annette Lawrence, at UNT’s Art on the Square, Denton Texas
2015 Visiting artist lecture, Texas Christian University
2015 Visiting artist lecture, Tarleton State University
2015 Visiting artist lecture, Sam Houston State University
2015 Teaching Artist, Nasher Sculpture Center’s “Summer Teen Institute”
2014 Teaching Artist, Nasher Sculpture Center’s “Summer Teen Institute” and “The Great Create”
2014 Teaching ArtistModern Art Museum, “Drawing on the collection and Spring Break art camp.”
2013 Teaching Artist, Nasher Sculpture Center’s “Summer Teen Institute”
2012 Teaching Artist Modern Art Museum, “Drawing on the collection and summer art camp.”
2008 - 2009 Artist, Fort Worth Central Library, Fort Worth, TX
2005 - 2008 Assistant Photo Editor, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX
2005 Gallery Attendant, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2005 Art Installer, Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX
2004 Art Instructor, Centro Cultural de Las Americas, Fort Worth, TX
2003 - 2005 Exhibition Advisory Panel, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
2003 Education Intern, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX

Artist Residency Programs
2017 Critic-in-Residence, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, TCU, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Artist-in-Residence, Stir Crazy Baked Goods- August
2017 Dallas Museum of Art Visiting artist program April 2017 – June 2017
2014Artist in Residence, April 2014 – April 2015, Centraltrak, UT Dallas Residency, Dallas, TX

Public Art Projects
Ongoing East Rosedale Street (I-35 – 287), Fort Worth, TX, 2015 – 2017
2017 Coombs Creek Park, Dallas, TX, 2015 – 2016
2014-2017 The Ark on Noah St NEA Funded “Activating Vacancy“Initiative10thSt. Historic DistrictDallas, TX
2014 Dear House NEA Funded “Activating Vacancy“Initiative10thSt. Historic DistrictDallas, TX

Awards and Appointments
2018 Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant, $1500
2018 Juror, Congressional Art Competition, Texas’ 33rdCongressional District 
2016 Juror, Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant Award
2016 Panel Moderator, FWADA discussion on arts writing, Fort Worth
2016 Migrogrant Panel, Nasher Sculpture Center
2015 Nasher Sculpture Center  $1000 Microgrant cash award
2015 Dallas Observer’s Mastermind $1000 cash award
2015 Advisory Board, Arts and Culture Magazine
2014 Selection Committee, Fort Worth Public Art, East Regional Library
2014 Selection Committee, UNT Art in Public Places
2014 Board of Directors, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2014 Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County $1,500 Grant for “Southlake Stories” Southlake, TX
2013 Recipient of the Moss/Chumley Award, Meadows Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2013 Artist Panel member, “State of the Arts”, Dallas Museum of Art
2013 Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County $2,500 Grant for “Keller Oral History Project” Keller, TX
2013 Advisory Panel, Emergency Artist Support League (EASL)
2011 TCC Northeast Distinguished Alumni AwardTarrant County College, Hurst, TX
2011 Exhibition Panel, UTA Gallery 76102, Fort Worth, TX
2011 Art This Week, Advisory Panel, summer 2011             
2011 Bob Jones Nature Center, Grant funded visiting artist 
2011 Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County $2,500 Grant for “Haltom City Stories” Haltom City, TX
2010 Fort Worth Weekly, Critic’s Choice: Top 5 Artworks Created or Exhibited Locally, FW Weekly
2010 Critic’s Choice: Gallery Art Show
2006 Fort Worth Weekly, Critic’s Choice, Visual Artist

Selected Exhibitions (* Solo shows marked by asterisk)
2017 Texas Biennial 17Austin, TX
2017 *KWTXR UNT on the Square gallery
2016 *KWTXR South Dallas Cultural Center
2016 The ArtSmarter Prize Frank Artsmarter in collaboration with Glasstire Magazine
2016 Prox.y Grackle pop up gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2016 *Cos Niggers Can’t Breathe, Tarrant County College, Northwest
2015 Co|Action500X, Dallas, TX
2014 Satellites, Centraltrak, Dallas, TX
2014 *The Bubble Boy at Deep Ellum Windows, Dallas, TX
2013 The Artists’ Commission, Gray Matters Gallery, Dallas, TX
2013 Group f.8: Deserts, Seas and Journeys, William Campbell Contemporary,Fort Worth, Texas
2013 Frank Artsmarter presents: VELVEASL William Campbell Contemporary,Fort Worth, Texas
2012 *Machine Time, McKinney Avenue ContemporaryDallas, Texas
2012 Re: Show, 20121717 Gould Street,The Cedars, Dallas, Texas
2012 Frame Count: Christopher Blay and Tim Harding, 500 X GalleriesDallas, TX
2012 *Artsmarter's 13thAnnual Thrift Art Gallery Show /Auction, The William Campbell ContemporaryFort Worth, TX
2012 *Modern Ruined, Thick and Wordy, Historic Bomar Apartments
2011 Homecoming Committee Launch Party, 2525 Wiesenberger St., Fort Worth, Texas
2011 RE: Show,1717 Gould Street,The Cedars, Dallas, Texas
2011 *Art Depreciation: Art before and after culture, RO2 Art DowntownDallas, TX
2011 *Standard Model: Myths for a standard model of photography, Mighty Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
2011 *Haltom City Stories, Haltom City Public Library, Haltom City, TX
2011 *Artsmarters second annual 10thanniversary Thrift Art Show and Auction The William Campbell Contemporary, Fort Worth, TX      
2011 *Frank Artsmarter Stands for Art:The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2010 Time Machine Beta, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX Curator: Danette Dufilho, Gallery Manager
2010 *Hidden Views, Installation, Fort Worth Central Library, Fort Worth, TX
2010 *Artsmarter Presents: Thrift Art Gallery Show and Auction, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX 
2010  DJ lo-Rez presents: What’s your resolution? Performance, the DOJO, Austin TX
2009 *Microaudiotellarevolution: From the PRC to the TRC, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX 
2009 *Artsmarter Presents: Thrift Art Gallery Show and Auction, Landers Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2007 Peeps Show, Metrognome Collective, Fort Worth, TX
2007 Vagina MonologuesInstallation, House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
2007 *Frank Artsmarter Presents: Thrift Art Gallery Show/ Auction 2010, Wreck Room, Fort Worth, TX
2005 *States of Things, Fain Warehouse, Fort Worth, TX
2004 Artists and their Mentors, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX
2003 Metropolis, Arlington Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas Curator: Elizabeth Delaney, Curator
2003 BFA Exhibit, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
2002 Group f8, Spring Show, Alpine Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2001 *Frank Artsmarter Presents: Thrift Art Gallery Show and Auction Performance, Fort Worth, TX
2001 Photographs of Group f8 Fort Worth International Center, Fort Worth, TX
2000 Beauty as Revolution, Beauty as Revelation: Group f8, 7th Street Gallery
2000 Other Views, Fort Worth International Center, Fort Worth, TX

Selected Curated Exhibitions
2018 Black Borders: Artists of Color, Reframing CultureFort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX
2018 Riley Holloway: The Artists, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2017 Fort Worth Art Collectives: 1990-2015: Studio 4, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2017 Fort Worth Art Collectives: 1990-2015: Grand Studios, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2017The Pits, Joanne Cervantes, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2017 Ya Casi:Paintings by Erika Duque, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2016 Black Faces and White Walls,Rosie Lee, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2016 Candice Hicks: Read Me Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2016 Space Puppet Relay Team, Nick Bontrager, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2016 Adam Palmer: Drawings and PrintsArt Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2015 Vicki Meek “Blues Talk: It a’int no Chit-Chat”Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2015Paho Mann: Observed
2015Ipsiety: Alison Jardine/Liz Trosper,TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX 
2014Relational Ground: Figuring Interactivity Nathan Green and M, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2014 Rene West: rePresentation. Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2013 Reductive Reasoning/D J Perera, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX 
2013 Group f.8: Deserts, Seas and Journeys, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
2013 VELVEASL!William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
2013 Benjamin Terry: Surfaces and Narratives, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2012Kris Pierce/Timothy Harding: Falloff, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2012 Susan Harrington: A Long History of Meaning Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2012 Peter Feresten: “…My Mind Wanders To the South Side of Town, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2011 Carl Bajandas: Working Drawings, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX 
2011 Ryder Richards: Pow[d]er, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX 
2011 Black Codes from the Underground, Zoetina Veal and Niyi Olagunju, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2010 AC-X: 10 years in the CorridorArt Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2010 Julia Ousley: UrbanityArt Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2010 Museum Staff Only, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2010 Rachel Bounds: Buried Sunshine, Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2010 Hidden Views, Installation, Fort Worth Central Library, Fort Worth, TX
2002 Group f8, Spring Show, Alpine Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2000 Beauty as Revolution, Beauty as Revelation: Group f8, Studio 4, Fort Worth, TX

Selected Bibliography
Betsy Lewis “A Fictional Woman Time Travels to Combat Police Brutality“ Dallas Observer (August 2016)
Lauren Smart “Dallas Observer Masterminds 2015”Dallas Observer (January 2015)
Christina Rees “Christopher Blay: ‘Satellites’ at Centraltrak”
Roy Appleton “Empty Oak Cliff House to Come Alive”Dallas Morning News (May, 2014)
Anne Bothwell “Check out the Ark on Noah Street” Art and Seek Blog’s radio interview, KERA (March, 2014)
Stephen Becker “Christopher Blay – Fort Worth’s Curator of People” (June, 2013)
Colette Copeland“God, War, Politics and Time Travel at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary” (December 2013)
Anthony Mariani “Frank’s Smarter” Fort Worth Weekly(April, 2012)
Anne Bothwell “Art the Smarter Way, with Frank Artsmarter” Art and Seek Blog, KERA (April, 2012)
Annabelle Helber “Old House, New Ideas” 360 West Magazine(March, 2012)
Gaile Robinson “Break open the piggy bank …” Star-Telegram(April 28, 2011)
Anna Caplan “Christopher Blay: Microaudiotellarevolution: From the PRC to the TRC” Art DFW (March, 2009)   
Anthony Mariani “The Revolution, Televised” Fort Worth Weekly (February 18, 2009)
Anthony Mariani “States of Things, Indeed” Fort Worth Weekly(October 12, 2005)
Anthony Mariani “Fort Worth Weekly, Best of 2006” Fort Worth Weekly(September 20 2006)
Kultur “Story Fronts”Fort Worth Weekly(May 24 2006)

Selected Writings:
dis America Glasstire ( May 17, 2018)
Well-Dressed SecretsGlasstire ( March 19, 2018)
TRIOFort Worth Weekly (January 24, 2018)
Western MemoriesFort Worth Weekly (January 10, 2018)
Life UnpluggedFort Worth Weekly (December 20, 2017)
Haunt-ing the ModernFort Worth Weekly (October 25, 2017)
Adrift at SeeFort Worth Weekly (October 11, 2017)
Electric Earth ShinesFort Worth Weekly (June 21, 2017)
Black House ShinesFort Worth Weekly (April 12, 2017)
Avedon’s Texas? Fort Worth Weekly (March 22, 2017)
Goolsby’s Totems: Fort Worth Weekly (Feb. 1, 2017)
Lorna Simpson: Head on IceFort Worth Weekly (Dec. 28, 2016)
KAWS it’s Cool Fort Worth Weekly (Oct. 27, 2016)
Gallery Night Sums Fort Worth Weekly (Sept. 29, 2016)
An Art Pilgrimage Fort Worth Weekly (Sept. 7, 2016)
Gray Area Fort Worth Weekly (July 13, 2016)
Artspace 111 Hits Fort Worth Weekly (July 6, 2016)
Riley Holloway’s People Fort Worth Weekly (May 18, 2016)
Purple Gold Fort Worth Weekly (Feb. 23, 2016)
Billy Hassel: Eco Painter Fort Worth Weekly (Dec. 23, 2015)
Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch Fort Worth Weekly (Oct. 28, 2015)
The State of Fort Worth Art Fort Worth Weekly (Sept. 9, 2015)
Is Art Worth It? Fort Worth Weekly (Aug.19, 2015)
Framing Desire Fort Worth Weekly (April 8, 2015)
In Living Color Fort Worth Weekly (Nov. 26, 2013)

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