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Portrait of Adam Collier Noel

ABOUT

Adam Collier Noel is an American painter, photographer and collage artist who currently resides in Blue Ridge, Georgia. He graduated in 2002 with a BFA in photography from Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University.

 

Adam has exhibited his work widely across the USA including South Florida, California, Midwest, and East Coast. He has shown his work at several art fairs including Scope Art Miami, Art Palm Beach and Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. His work features in numerous private collections in the US, Europe, South America and Australia.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Throughout my education in photography I worked to combine diverse materials and techniques with various photographic processes. That love of experimentation has continued today as I explore mixed-media collage and abstract acrylic painting in my latest body of work.

 

My collage pieces consist of found and reclaimed paper ephemera repurposed into energetic, abstract color-scapes. I have an extensive collection of blue prints, vintage road maps, book pages, letters of correspondence and various other source items which evoke the nostalgia of my Midwestern upbringing and roots of my artistic cultivation. Inspiration is derived from the inherent meaning in these documents and when combined with layers of paint, three-dimensional objects, photo transfer, etc. I build upon the original history of the material and create an enhanced narrative. 

 

My latest body of abstract acrylic paintings uses my familiar grid motif as a compositional framework. Color theory, balance, texture, and intuition all play an important role in the creation of this work. The satisfying actions of mixing colors and applying paint with a palette knife make the process of studio time very meditative. The paintings take shape organically with each color applied meticulously to conceal or reveal the layer below. One color choice dictates the next until an overall rhythmic harmony is achieved.

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EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

 

2023

Art & Objects: MAC Art Galleries; Delray Bech, FL

2022

Red Dot, represented by George Billis Gallery: November 29- December 3; Miami, FL
George Billis Gallery: February, 12- March, 12; Westport, CT
BIG LOVE: MAC Art Galleries; Delray Beach, FL

2021

Art Basel: Global Showroom; Miami, FL

Featured in three major catalogs for the Saatchi Art Spring campaign

Cover and feature in Victoria Park Magazine

2019
Season Preview: MAC Fine Art; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Season Preview: MAC Fine Art; Jupiter, FL

2018

Art Fort Lauderdale: Arts United; Fort Lauderdale, FL

Art Explosion: Arts United; ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2017

Art For Equality; White Porch Gallery; Miami, FL

Basel Broward: Juried Group Show; Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL

Summer Heat VIII: Juried Group Show (Second Place); Tom Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL 

2016

Summer Heat VII: Juried Group Show; Tom Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL 

Catalyst; Curators: Michael Harris & Timothy Leistner, Fort Lauderdale, FL
I Saw My Life In A Stranger’s Face; Curator: Byron Swart, Pompano, FL

 

2015

Red Dot; MAC Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Second Chances Group Exhibition; MAC Fine Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
BIG: Big Beautiful Art; ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Landlocked; Tedd’s Art Works, Wilton Manors, FL
XXL-Abstracts; MAC Fine Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Our Ends Are Our Beginnings; 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Summer Heat VI: Juried Group Show; Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
RedEye: Art Happening; ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Boy’s Club; Flagler Village Art Walk, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Where The Boys Are; Forré Fine Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

2014

The 11: A Collective; Indianapolis, IN
Summer Heat V: Juried Group Show (Best In Show Award); Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
Flagler Village Art Walk; Studio Henning Haupt, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Second Saturday Art Walk; Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair; Palm Springs, CA
Art Palm Beach; Palm Beach, FL

 

2013

Scope: Art Miami 2013; Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami, FL
Sixth Annual Juried Show; Sylvia White Gallery; Ventura, CA
New Male Works; Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Art Comes Alive; Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
Kinsey Institute’s 8th Annual Juried Art Show; Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
Decorators’ Show House and Gardens; Schnull-Rouch House, Indianapolis, IN
20th Annual Stutz Artist’s Open House; Indianapolis, IN

 

2012

Sleep Event; Instillation collaboration with artist Debbie Smyth, London
8th Annual iDADA Members Exhibition; Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Solo Exhibition; Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Art Comes Alive (Purchase Award Winner); Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
19th Annual Stutz Artist’s Open House; Indianapolis, IN
Ten Yards Superbowl Exhibition; Stutz Art Space Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

2011

Sugar Plum Art Show; Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude; Stutz Art Space Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Second Saturday; Eye On Art Gallery, Carmel, IN
Herron Alumni Show (Merit Award Winner); Marsh Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
18th Annual Stutz Artist’s Open House; Indianapolis, IN
Gray Matters; The Stutz Art Space Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Adam Collier Noel: The Flying Fruit Bowl; Online Feature; Aaron S., October 2022

Artist Adam Noel: Giving New Life to Photographs; Neighbors of Victoria Park & the Isles, August 2021

The Color Catalog; Saatchi Art, April 2021

New Voices - 100 Artists Who Are Changing The Conversation; Saatchi Art, March 2021

Art & Life with Adam Collier Noel; VoyageMIA, January 2019

Hotspots Magazine; Q&A: ArtsUnited Featured Artist Adam Collier Noel; Scott Holland, March 2018

John Hopper Blogspot; Journeys of Transition, John Hopper, April 2016
Studio Visit Magazine; Open Studios Press, Spring 2014
Vitruvian Lens Magazine; Firehouse Publishing, October 2013
Provincetown Magazine; Lost (and found) at Sea, Steve Desroches, July 2013

COLLECTIONS

Private collections throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Australia

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