Hailing from western Maine, Noah Krell is a visual artist utilizing video, photography, and text to explore the dynamics of power, permeability, and individualism in human interactions. He received his MFA from California College of the Arts and his BA from College of the Atlantic.
Noah Krell has exhibited internationally at such institutions as the Fei Contemporary Arts Center in Shanghai, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, DUMBO Art Center, Southern Exposure, Queens Nails Projects, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and SPACE Gallery. Noah currently lives and works in Portland, Maine.
2011 MFA; Fine Arts – Photo/Video; California College of the Arts; San Francisco, CA
2001 BA; Human Ecology (focus in photography); College of The Atlantic; Bar Harbor, ME
Selected Exhibitions / Performances (* Solo Shows Marked by Asterisk)
White Boys, Curated by Hank Willis Thomas & Natasha Logan, Haverford College; Haverford, PA
FCAC Video Project, Fei Contemporary Art Center; Shanghai, China.
Bamboo Curtain Studio; Taipei, Taiwan.
Chinese Cultural Center; San Francisco, CA
Voyeuneering, Rock Bar; San Francisco, CA
Traps, Space 1026; Philadelphia, PA
From Our Bodies Blinking, Root Division; San Francisco, CA
A Good Way Away, Stairwells; San Francisco, CA
Younger Than Jesus/Older Than Aids, Magnet; San Francisco, CA
Light, Motion, Sound, Ogunquit Museum of American Art; Ogunquit, ME
Ingest/Digest/Protest, Mess Hall; Chicago, IL
Around the House, Center for Maine Contemporary Art & Portland Public Library; Portland, ME
God Only Knows Who The Audience Is, Wattis Institute For Contemporary Arts; San Francisco, CA
Introductions 2011, Root Division; San Francisco, CA
You First, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art; Santa Ana, CA
Video_Dumbo, Dumbo Arts Center; Brooklyn, NY
The Future is Now, Sonoma State University; Sonoma, CA
North American Graduate Art Survey Biennial, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN
Stable: Photo 2011, Susan Maasch Fine Art; Portland, ME
BOOM, Southern Exposure; San Francisco, CA
Golden State, Part Three: Sculpture & Video, RVCA Gallery; San Francisco, CA
Photographing Maine: 10 Years Later, Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, ME
Hearsay of the Sun, Queens Nails Projects; San Francisco, CA
Seeing is Forgetting, Autobody Fine Art; Alameda, CA
Hi! Performance, Autobody Fine Art; Alameda, CA
Home for the Holidays, Susan Maasch Fine Art; Portland, ME
Island Artists: Fairfield Porter and the Great Spruce Head Island Artists, Courthouse Gallery; Ellsworth, ME
Great Spruce Head Island, Handworks Gallery; Blue Hill, ME
CMCA Biennial 2008, Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Rockport, ME
* Selections, Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic; Bar Harbor, ME
* At Home, Cooper Jackson Gallery; Portland, ME
*“30th Birthday Shave, May 20th, ’08” Performance, Cooper Jackson Gallery; Portland, ME
Free For All, Space Gallery; Portland, ME
Reconfigured: Five Contemporary Artists Exploring the Figure, Charles Danforth Gallery; University of Maine Augusta, ME
Gender Gap, Romaine Brooks Gallery; Albany, NY
“Noah’s Quest for Love,” Performance; The Sacred & Profane – Peaks Island, ME
* Environment Narratives, Resolute Gallery; Portland, ME
“Summer, 2004,” Performance; The Sacred & Profane – Peaks Island, ME
Flavor, Space Gallery; Portland, ME
Grants / Awards / Fellowships
’09-’11 Graduate Merit Scholarship; California College of the Arts; San Francisco, CA
2008 GSHI Art Week Scholarship; Great Spruce Head Island, Maine.
A week-long artist residency on Fairfield & Eliot Porter’s family island.
’01-’02 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship; Modern Piercing Culture: A Photographic Study of Identity.
A year-long, funded fellowship. Documenting contemporary piercing and body modification sub-cultures, I traveled to England, Denmark, South Africa, Malawi, Japan, and New Zealand.
Lectures / Panels / Discussions
2012 Visiting Artist Lecture; California Institute of the Arts; Valencia, CA
2011 Visiting Artist Lecture & Undergrad Critic; Sonoma State University; Sonoma, CA
Visiting First-Year Graduate Critic; California College of the Arts; San Francisco, CA