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Gayil Lynn Nalls, American artist. Conceiver, designer, constructor Commission Fine Arts and Landmark, Winfred Overholser III Memorial Sculpture Garden, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, 1983-1985; conceier The Lab School Portfolio for Laboratory School Washington, 1986; board directors, curator 10thAnniversary Exhibition Washington Project for the Arts, 1985-1988.

Background

Nalls, Gayil Lynn was born on July 17, 1953 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Hampton Roberts and Doris Winifred (Fields) Nalls.

Education

Student, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1972. Student, Parsons School Design, 1974. Student, American University, Washington, 1974.

Student, Corcoran School Art, 1976.

Career

Teacher Parsons School Design, New York City, since 1986. Partner Election Satellite Network, Tribeca Film Center, New York City, since 1991. Co-founder Digital Network television, New York City, since 1993.

Speaker, panelist Aspen Institute Society of Fellows, February 1998. President 18th International Sculpture Conference, Houston.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York City, 1983, University Richmond, Virginia, 1988, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, 1990, Phillipe Staib Gallery, New York City, 1992, Downtown Community television Center, New York City, 1992, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York City, 1998. Exhibited in group shows at Indianapolis Museum Art, 1984, Corcoran Gallery Art, Washington, 1988, United States Mission, Berlin, West Germany, 1988, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1988, Southeastern Center Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, 1989, Monastery of Santa Clara, Seville, Spain, 1992, Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa, 1994, Hand Workshop, Richmond, 1995, non-governmental organization Forum on Women '95 Film Festival, Huairou, China, 1995, (Internet exhibition) Institute Studies in the Arts Arizona State University, 1995, International Center New York, 1996, Steffany Martz Gallery, 1997, 98, 99. Represented in permanent collections at Metropolitan Mus.

      Art, National Museum American Art, Corocoran Gallery, World Sensorium, New York City. Author: World Sensorium, 1998, The Laments, 1990, (screenplay) X-tips, 1994. Author, producer: Permutatude, 1988-1994, Gal Gaia/Mother Right, 1990.

      Producer, director The Laments, 1994. Director, producer (documentary) A Common Destiny: Thomas Banyacya, The Hopi Prophecy, Jewell Praying Wolfe James, Walking in Both Worlds, 1989, Tom Dostou Speaking for Traditional Chief William Commanda: Message from the Elders of the Seven Fires Prophecy, 1995. Choreographer (video) Wheels Over Indian Trails, 1993.

Membership

Conceiver, designer, constructor Commission Fine Arts and Landmark, Winfred Overholser III Memorial Sculpture Garden, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, 1983-1985. Conceier The Lab School Portfolio for Laboratory School Washington, 1986. Board directors, curator 10thAnniversary Exhibition Washington Project for the Arts, 1985-1988.

Connections

Married Winfred Overholser III, February 17, 1979 (deceased October 1983). Married John William Steele, August 15, 1992. 1 child, Morgan Nalls.

father:
Hampton Roberts Nalls

mother:
Doris Winifred (Fields) Nalls

spouses:
Winfred Overholser III

John William Steele

child:
Morgan Nalls