Gayil Nalls (born July 17, 1953)〔''U.S. Public Records Index'', Vol 1 & 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.〕 is an American interdisciplinary artist and theorist living in New York City and Hudson Valley, New York. Her artistic practice originates in philosophical investigations of personal and collective sensory experiences, memory and identity, and often include the relationship of these experiences to disappearing ecologies. She has been a pioneer in the field of olfactory art (art that emphasizes the sense of smell), and an influential contributor to the aesthetics of crowds and human massing.〔Malcom, Christine, "A New Aromatic Paradigm", DCI, Vol. 163, Issue 6 (December 1998) p.21〕 Her multimedia work frequently unites scientific and technological approaches to art-making, exploring the boundaries between the two.
Nalls was born July 17, 1953 in Washington, D.C.. She studied at Virginia Commonwealth University, Parsons School of Design, American University and The Corcoran College of Art and Design. In 2007, she earned her Ph.D. in the aesthetics and science of olfaction from The University of East London in the United Kingdom. Nalls serves as an Associate Senior Researcher (Adjunct Faculty) at SMARTLab. Her PhD was recognized by Leonardo: the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, as one of their seven Top-Rated Abstracts of the first half of 2008
Nalls’ work has been featured in twenty-eight solo exhibitions, including six at galleries in New York City. Her work has also been included in over 100 group exhibitions.〔 Her paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints and olfactory sculptures can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of American Art, Hunter Museum of American Art, which holds four works from her iconoclastic period, and numerous other public and private collections. She has created several multimedia installation works and large-scale public commissions as well. In 2005, Nalls completed the September 11 Memorial for The City of White Plains, New York.
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