Zannah Noe is a San Francisco based artist since 1991. Originally from Concord, Massachusetts she studied art at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and photography under Carrie Mae Weems at Hampshire College. She continued her painting studies independently with master painter, Doug Schneider.
Noe has been an active member of the San Francisco art scene as the former promoter of Open Studios and exhibitions for the artists at Hunters Point Shipyard. The Shipyard is an art colony of over 300 artists on a decommissioned Naval base in San Francisco. The SF Chronicle, SF Weekly and other independent Bay Area publications have published her writings and images as well. She was a regular columnist for Bay Crossing publication on the growing culture of the Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco. Currently she runs Velcrow Studios, an art space in Dogpatch showing her own work as well as emerging artists.
Well known for her early work, Birds on a Wire series and European series, her paintings are widely collected and shown here in the Bay Area as well as in New Mexico, New York, Canada and Europe. As an Abstract Expressionist her work deals with a sense of place. Lush abstract backgrounds with collage elements of objects, portraits and icons, she creates paintings with a dream like quality that tells a story of a place.
Currently she is working on a project called American Bones that will be a three-year endeavor exploring America’s landscape and current cultural state. Funded by the crowd-sourcing site, Kickstarter.com. Noe was able to take a 5-month road trip covering 13,000 miles around The States, photographing, filming and interviewing people and places. American Bones road trip has resulted in a large body of photographs that will have its first public exhibit Sept 2012 at Velcrow Studios. Subsequent work will be a photo book and a series of paintings in 2013.