Nayda’s work in multiple media deals with issues of communication, accumulation and displacement. A combination of text, marks, objects, images, gestures or sounds are often structured in a nonlinear manner. The work invites the viewer to reflect on the complexities of mind, language and the fragmented nature of our lives through a process of perceiving and understanding what is inside and around us.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nayda lives and works in New York. She holds an MFA (Studio Arts) from New York University (2002) and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston with a BFA (Printmaking) in 1990. In 2004, she was awarded “Best Show, Year 2003”, (AICA), PR Chapter, San Juan. Recent exhibitions in 2005 include: Location One, NY; Philosophy Box, NY; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, France. She has also shown at Artists Space and El Museo del Barrio, NY.
Projects and Exhibitions at Location One:
Nayda’s residency at Location One is supported by New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).