Working in multiple formats and media, I create seductive art from utilitarian and discarded materials to question the often-misperceived ideas of beauty and value. My physical body and emotions are both tools for making and the source from which meaning emerges. I employ the physicality of painting to evoke my response to the push and pull of materials as they interact over time. The surfaces—luscious and rich with texture—are coated in resin capturing the energy and experimentation that is ever-present. Through the production process aspects of personality are revealed and contradictory perceptions unravel while experience is rooted in conscious interaction. In art as in life, true beauty is complicated.
Born in Washington D.C., Connie Noyes is a full time artist in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA degree in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont California. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Munich and Malaysia. She has been selected for prestigious international artist’s residencies and symposiums, including the Emaar International Art Symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2005); Thupelo International Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa (2005); The 6th Annual International Symposium of Art in Bulgaria (2006); The 5th International Visual Arts Symposium in Monastir, Tunisia (2007); and in 2008 as a participant in the Visual Arts Festival in Montenegro sponsored by the Association of Fine Arts Belgrade-Serbia and Montenegro. Noyes’ work is in a number of corporate, private, and museum collections including that of, Neimen Marcus, Starbucks, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Greenville County Museum in North Carolina. She is represented by N’namdi Contemporary in Miami.
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