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Christopher Blay
Fort Worth, Texas 
Email: 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 Southeast, Arlington, TX (beginning 2009)
2017-2018 Programming Curator, Nasher Sculpture Museum, Dallas, TX
2017 Teaching Artist, Rachovsky Warehouse, Dallas, TX
2017 Guest Artist The Artist Eye Program, Kimbell Art Musem, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Artist Panel member, “State of the Arts”, Kimbell Art Musem, Fort Worth, TX
2017 Guest Artist, Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artist Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2017 Guest Lecturer, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
2017 Guest Artist, 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 Guest 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 Artist, Modern Art Museum, “Drawing on the collection and Spring Break art camp.”
2013Teaching 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 Writer-in-Residence, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and Moudy Gallery, 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
2014 Artist 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
Coombs Creek Park, Dallas, TX, 2015 – 2016
2014-2017 and ongoing The Ark on Noah St NEA Funded “Activating Vacancy “Initiative, 10th St. Historic District, Dallas, TX
2014 Dear House NEA Funded “Activating Vacancy “Initiative, 10th St. Historic District, Dallas, TX

Awards and Appointments  
2016 Juror, Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant Award
2016 Panel Moderator, FWADA discussion on arts writing, Fort Worth
2016 Migrogrant Panel, Nasher Sculpture Center
2015 Recipient of Nasher Sculpture Center $1000 Microgrant cash award
2015 Recipient of the 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 Award Tarrant 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 17, Austin, TX
2017*KWTXR UNT on the Square gallery
2016 *KWTXR South Dallas Cultural Center
2016 Mind The Gap, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
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|Action 500X, 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 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2012 Re: Show, 2012, 1717 Gould Street, The Cedars, Dallas, Texas
2012 Frame Count: Christopher Blay and Tim Harding, 500 X Galleries, Dallas, TX
2012 *Frank Artsmarter presents 13th Annual Thrift Art Gallery Show /Auction, The William Campbell Contemporary, Fort 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 Downtown, Dallas, TX
2011 *Standard Model: Myths for a standard model of photography, Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas, TX
2011 *Haltom City Stories, Haltom City Public Library, Haltom City, TX
2011 *Frank Artsmarter presents the second annual 10th anniversary Thrift Art Gallery Show and Auction The William Campbell Contemporary, Fort Worth, TT
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*Frank 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 *Frank Artsmarter Presents: Thrift Art Gallery Show and Auction, Landers Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2007 Peeps Show, Metrognome Collective, Fort Worth, TX
2007 Vagina Monologues Installation, 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
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 Prints Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2015 Vicki Meek “Blues Talk: It a’int no Chit-Chat” Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2015 Paho Mann: Observed
2015 Ipsiety: Alison Jardine/Liz Trosper, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX 
2014 Relational 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
2012 Kris 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 Corridor Art Corridor II, TCC Southeast, Arlington, TX
2010 Julia Ousley: Urbanity Art 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:
Electric Earth Shines Fort Worth Weekly (June 21, 2017)
Black House Shines Fort 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 Ice Fort 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)
Selected Writings, cont.: 
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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