Paige Naylor is a Chicago-based artist and educator working within the realms of sound, performance, video, and writing. She is an MFA candidate in the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago specializing in voice and electronics. Paige is currently interested in self-regulating systems, participatory performance, social intervention, installation, real-time song de/reconstruction, auditory illusions, movement & text scores, aesthetics of joy, death, ephemerality, loss, and facilitations of healing. She holds a certificate in Deep Listening from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is composer-performer & co-producer of the experimental pop opera The Near Misses.

Paige has exhibited work and performed at Experimental Sound Studio, Elastic Arts, IMPACT Performance Festival, ADDS Donna, School of the Art Institute, Links Hall, No Nation Tangential Unspace Art Lab, Vox Populi, Black Iris, Baltimore Theatre Project, D.C. Arts Center, Open Signal 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.

contact: pnaylo(at)saic(dot)edu




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


Front page photos by Tom Daly. GIF by Paige Naylor.