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.
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.
eMail: nanwylde at yahoo dot com
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Central Booking, New York, New York
Vamp and Tramp, Birmingham, Alabama
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
• Curation specializing in exhibitions of artists' books, digital media, net.art
• 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, net.art, 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.