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Christopher Blay is the Chief Curator of the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The artist, writer, and curator was the News Editor at Glasstire Magazine from 2019 - 2021 and served as curator of the Art Corridor Galleries at Tarrant County College, Southeast for the ten years prior to Glasstire. As a juror, Blay served on panels for the Nasher Sculpture Center, Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum's Moss/Chumley Award, Big Medium's Tito's Prize, as well as numerous University gallery exhibitions including the recent student exhibitions at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Blay has used photography, video, sculpture, and performance in his numerous exhibitions, which consider the Black experience in America. The former Carter Community Artist has also received a Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant, as well as The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier travel grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. His public works include the ongoing East Rosedale Monument Project in Fort Worth, Texas, and Dindi (for Annibel) in Dallas' Coombs Creek Park near Oak Cliff. Blay is a 2003 Graduate of Texas Christian University with a BFA in Photography with a minor in Art History.

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