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Nydia Blas

Revival Nydia Blas

Revival Nydia BlasRevival
Nydia Blas


First Edition of 350
48 pages
170 × 230 mm
ISBN 9780999096888


In her first monograph, Revival, Blas takes us inside her world, a space of exquisite sensitivity where she is free to explore, confront, and celebrate the very essence of body and soul. Using her lived experiences as a girl, woman, and mother, Blas carefully weaves allegorical images of the feminine into majestic tapestries of resilience, resistance, and reclamation through what she describes as a “Black feminine lens”.

About the Artist
Nydia Blas is a visual artist who grew up in Ithaca, New York and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a B.S. from Ithaca College, and received her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She also works as a freelance photographer for clients such at The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.

Nydia uses photography, collage, video, and books to address matters of sexuality, intimacy, and her lived experience as a girl, woman, and mother. She 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. In this space, props function as extensions of the body, costumes as markers of identity, and gestures/actions reveal the performance, celebration, discovery and confrontation involved in reclaiming one’s body for their own exploration, discovery and understanding.

She has completed artist residencies at Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her work has been featured in the book Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, The Huffington Post, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Strange Fire Collective, Refinery29, Hyperallergic, PDN, Fotografia Magazine, and more.

About the Publisher
Monolith was founded by Kris Graves and is a Black-owned publishing house dedicated to showcasing work from artists of colour across mediums that address issues of race, identity, equity, gender, sexuality, and class.

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