International painter Connie Noyes has been honored at home and abroad for her energetic painting style. Her work is an examination of psycho-spiritual geography, influenced by internal cultural landscapes and a compassion for global issues. The artist’s strong love of paint, surface and process is deeply set in her sense of independence and individualism of spirit.
Constantly seeking a balance between chaos and control, she works spontaneously, in series, allowing the work itself to dictate the final outcome. Through exploitation of the unique properties of paint—purity of color, luminosity, plasticity, once finished, her rich canvases erupt with a physical energy, which is quieted in the process of being created.

EDUCATION
1994 M.A., Psychology, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
1980 M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1976 B.A., Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 “Holding Patterns,” Spur Projects, Portola Valley, CA
2005 Stephen Kelly Gallery, Chicago IL
2004 “Wax Drawings,” Paul Sunderholm Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-- “Introductions,” O Gallery, Paducah, KY
2003 “Edges: Between Chaos and Stillness,” Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Hang Gallery, Featured Artist, Palo Alto, CA
-- “Coming Around Again,” Weigand Gallery, Featured Artist, Belmont, CA
1992 “New Works,” Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991 “Constructions,” Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
1983 “Estarotica,” (photographs and dance), The Northside, Chicago, IL
1982 Cameravision, Los Angeles, CA
-- Go Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 Muestra Internacional de Arte, M.I.A.D. Venado Tuerto, Argentina
-- “Size Matters,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
2005 Emaar International Artist Symposium and Exhibition, Dubai, U.A.E
-- “Inspiration From Nature,” Galeriseni UKM, Bangi, Malaysia
-- “8th International Open Exhibition,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il
-- “Common Thread,” Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
-- “Discover,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
-- Global Art Movement, MIAC, Medialworks, London
2004 “Opening Suite,” Paul Sunderholm Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-- “Miniatures,” Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY
2003 “Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea,” Florence, Italy
-- “Selections, 2003,” Artspan, San Francisco, CA
2002 “Small Wonders,” Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-- “Seeing Red,” Hang Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
-- “Postcards from the Edge,” Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, NY
-- “Landscape/Mindscape,” Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-- “Open Studios 2002,” Somarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-- “Pieces,” Café Arrivederci, San Rafael, CA
-- “Bay Area Currents,” Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
-- “Major Abstract,” Intercultural Museum Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD
-- “East Bay Open Studios,” ProArts Gallery. Oakland, CA
-- “Fresh Paint,” Hollis Street Project, Emeryville, CA
2001 “Open Studios 2001,” Somarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
-- Gallery Artists, Hang Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 “Open Studios 2000,” Oakdale Painting Studios, San Francisco, CA
-- “Open Studios 2000,” Somarts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 Women's Artist's Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Group Invitational, Weigand Gallery, Belmont, CA
1992 “Touchstone Photographers,” Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
1991 “All-Media Membership Show,” The Art League, Alexandria, VA
-- “The New Touchstone,” Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
-- “Tenth Annual Northern Virginia Photography Exhibition,” Gallery of the Ellipse,
Arlington, VA
-- “Your Shot, Our Show”, Tartt Gallery, Washington, DC
-- “The Annual Art Exhibition at the Athenaeum,” Alexandria, VA
-- “Gallery West Presents: The Artists of Touchstone,” Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
1990 The Art League All-Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
-- The Gallery at the Ellipse, Arlington, VA
-- Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC
1989 “All-Media Non-Representational Show,” Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
1982 UMC Fine Art Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1981 “Visions From Chicago,” Saidye Bronfman Centre Museum, Montreal, Quebec Canada
-- “Furthering Photography,” 2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
-- Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Evanston, IL
1980 In a Plain Brown Wrapper, Chicago, IL
-- “Fourteen From Chicago,” Beloit, WI
-- “Art Attacks: A Social Disease,” Moming Dance and Arts Center, Chicago, IL
-- International Festival of Women in the Arts, New York, NY
-- Photoworks Gallery, Richmond, VA
1979 Chicago Public Library, Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
-- University of Ohio, Athens OH
-- Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1978 “Women in the Arts,” Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, VA
-- “Virginia Museum Biennial,” Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA
1977 “S.E. Photographic Competition,” Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
-- Optic Gazebo Gallery, Modesto, CA
-- “The Non-Silver Show,” The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
1976 “Virginia Museum Biennial,” Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
“Artistic Gathering,” Gulf News, Dubai, U.A.E. (January 2005).
Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea 4th edition (Arte Studio: Florence, Italy), 2003.
Brasil, Olinda, “Artista da Semoma,” Cyber Arts no. 212 (2005).
Palmer, Tom, American Art Collector: Juried Competition of New Work Volume 1, Book 4 (Alcove Books: Oakland, CA), 2006.
Photo, published in Paris, France, (September 1991).
Photo Review, published in Langhorne, PA (September 1991).
Thomas, Lew, “8 x 10,” Not for Sale Press, San Fransisco, CA (1975).
Yu, Chingchi, Art of Northern California: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media (Alcove Books: Oakland, CA), 2003.

SELECTED PERMANENT AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Emaar International, Dubai, U.A.E.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC
Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA
Paducah Bank, Paducah, KY
Numerous private collections

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2006 6th International Art Symposium Rusalka-Elite, Veliko-Turnovo, Bulgaria
-- Kentucky Arts Council, Professional Development Grant, Frankfort, KY
2005 Thupelo International Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa
-- Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2004 Kentucky Arts Council, Professional Assistance Award, Frankfort, KY
2003 5th Place Painting, Lorenzo Al Magnifico Award, “Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea,” Florence, Italy
1991 First Place Award, “All-Media Membership Show,” The Art League, Alexandria, VA
1990 First Place Award, The Art League All-Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA
1977 Purchase Award, “S.E. Photographic Competition,” Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

 

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