Blake Weld, M.F.A.

Technical Director

Blake Weld, M.F.A.

Contact

bweld@twu.edu
940-898-2533
Art 108

Website

Biography

Blake Weld, M.F.A. is an artist who utilizes video, found objects, electric motors, and micro controllers to conduct his research in automated systems that produce nonsensical interactions. In 2018, Weld received an M.F.A from University of North Texas. Weld’s research has been exhibited both national and regional from New System Exhibition in Portland, Main, 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida, Fort Worth Modern in Fort Worth, Texas, and at Area 3 an immersive drive-thru exhibition in a parking garage in Dallas, Texas. Weld has received numerous grants, such as The Dallas Foundation for the kinetic sculpture, Field of Lawn Chairs, that was exhibited for the 2018 Dallas Aurora EXPANDED exhibition and a Staff Development Grant from Texas Woman’s University. In 2019, The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced Mr. Weld as one of the Carter Community Artist for a yearlong residency creating community programing.

Education

M.F.A., Studio Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
B.F.A., Photography, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Expertise

Research; Photography; Video; Sculpture; Performance; Kinetic sculpture; Participatory Environments; Cybernetics; Autonomous Robots; Futurism; Automatic Drawing; Chance; Found Objects; Hybrid Forms; Coding

Professional Affiliations

  • 500x Gallery
  • Society for Photographic Educators
  • Visual Art Society of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Staff Development Award, Texas Woman's University (2020)
  • Art Work Funding, The Dallas Foundation (2018)
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, University of North Texas (2017)