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. Paige’s work is inherently social aiming to heal others’ trauma by way of conversations, interviews, and collective sound archives. As a classically-trained vocalist, she considers voice as material both physically and conceptually, and works with death, loss and grief as affective material to animate and honor the absent body. 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 the program director for the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology’s Summer Soundwalks in the Park Series, a curator for Elastic Art’s Elastro Series, and a teaching artist with CAPE & NON:op Open Opera Works.
Paige has exhibited work through the Wire Magazine, Chicago Cultural Center, Terrain Biennial 2021, Experimental Sound Studio, Elastic Arts, Hyde Park Art Center, Mana Contemporary, ADDS Donna, School of the Art Institute, 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, Lumpen Radio Twitch, and Telemetry Music Series.