Nydia Blas

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2017, stories,

2017, stories,

2016, stories,

2016, stories,

6x6 Global Talent Program: North and Central America

“Nydia Blas delicately weaves stories concerning circumstance, value, and power and uses her work to create a physical and allegorical space presented through a Black feminine lens. The result is an environment that is dependent upon the belief that in order to maintain resiliency, a magical outlook is necessary.”

- Jeanne Mercier, art consultant, critic and curator, France

Nydia Blas is a visual artist living in Ithaca, New York with her husband and two children. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Southside Community Center, Inc.

She holds a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College, and received her Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in the school of Visual and Performing Arts.

Blas is a recipient of the 2018 Light Work Grant, and her series ‘Whatever You Like’ was exhibited at the Over The Influence gallery in Los Angeles. Her work is featured in the book ‘Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora’.

In the summer of 2018, Blas taught a course entitled ‘Photography as a Tool’ for the Image Text Master of Fine Arts program at Ithaca College. She has completed artist residencies at Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and The Center for Photography at Woodstock.

Blas has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Strange Fire Collective, Lenscult, Yogurt Magazine, PDN, and Fotografia Magazine.

Nydia Blas also received a nomination from Raphaela Rosella. Find out about the 6x6 nomination process and our growing community of global nominators.