Nanette Wylde



Nanette Wylde is an artist, writer and cultural worker with a passion for artists' books. She is a native of California where she makes her home with one spousal unit, one cat, and an abundance of edible and decorative plant life. She has a BA in Behavioral Science from San José State University. Her MFA is from Ohio State University. Wylde is a Professor of Art and Art History at California State University Chico where she developed and heads the digital media/electronic arts program.

Artist's Statement

My work starts with a question. Some unanswered phenomenon will go nagging around my gray matter, repeating itself in hushed, slightly obsessive tones until I satisfy with research–extensive research. And then a response. While it is the research that points me to answers, it is the actual making of the work, completing the project that satisfies the question.

My interests include: language, personality, difference, beliefs, systems, ideas, movement, reflection, identity, perceptions, structures, stories, socialization, definitions, context, memory, experience, change, and residue. These manifest in the creation of socially reflective, language based works, generally of hybrid media.


Contact Information
eMail: nanwylde at yahoo dot com


23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Central Booking, New York, New York
Vamp and Tramp, Birmingham, Alabama

Professional Organizations:
College Book Arts Association
Pacific Center for Book Arts
Bay Area Book Artists
Southern Graphics Council International
Electronic Literature Association
International Society of Electronic Arts

Professional Services

• Curation specializing in exhibitions of artists' books, digital media,
• Consultation: Print on Demand publishing for artists

Teaching & Workshops

California State University Chico, Department of Art & Art History


• Bay Area Book Artists at Menlo Park Library, 2014.
• Digital Humanities New Works Festival, Palo Alto, California, 2013, with Tom Bruett.
• Conceptually Bound 3: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books, University Art Gallery, CSU Chico, 2007 & Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, California, 2008.
• Slippage: fragilities and instabilities in the phenomena of meaning, in conjunction with ISEA 2006,, 2006.
• Conceptually Bound 2: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Coyote Gallery, Butte College, Oroville, California, 2002.
• Conceptually Bound: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California, 2001.
• Narrative Structures, at ART-TECH: Silicon Valley Institute of Art and Technology, San José, California, 1998, with Monica Vasilescu.

Remembering Elephants

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