Paige Naylor is a Chicago-based artist and educator working within the realms of sound, light, performance, installation, technology, acoustic ecology, listening practices and writing. Her work aims to bend time, transform space, and create new social and emotional realities for/with others. She constructs environments that are vulnerable, direct and interpersonal to make space for others in which to feel and heal. Paige holds an MFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Certificate in Deep Listening from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University, a curator for Elastic Art’s Elastro Series, and the program director for the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Summer Soundwalks in the Park Series.
Paige has exhibited work through the Wire Magazine, Chicago Cultural Center, Terrain Biennial, Experimental Sound Studio, Elastic Arts, Hyde Park Art Center, Mana Contemporary, ADDS Donna, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Zhou B Art Center, Links Hall, the Empty Bottle, Vox Populi, Black Iris, Baltimore Theatre Project, D.C. Arts Center, as well as through programs such as The Quarantine Concerts, Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, and Lumpen Radio.
The Wire Magazine, “The Wire 40 Playlist.”
FNewsMagazine, “Paige Naylor’s sonic work goes beyond sound.”
NewcityArt, “A Snapshot of Chicago: Buddy Features Art and Objects From Over 200 Local Artists”
The Documentarian, “Open Envelopes”
C-VILLE Weekly, Arts, “Healing artistry: Electro-pop project The Near Misses finds beauty in pain”
C-VILLE Weekly, Arts, “About last year: Looking back at 2018 – Arts”
C-VILLE Weekly, Arts, “Paige Naylor leads a journey of awareness”
C-VILLE Weekly, Arts, “The magical, emotional orbit of Sweet Tooth”
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Bridge Builders: Paige Naylor: Deep Listening
WHURK Magazine, Issue 45, Album Roundup, Shades of Opal : Fluorescence