Curriculum Vitae

b. 1955

Education

1978     BFA    Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1977     Summer School of Music and Art, Yale University, Norfolk, CT

Teaching 

 

1996 -              The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

1995 - 2000     Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

1991 - 2005     Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

1990 - 1997     The Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

1985 - 1989     The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1983 - 1986     The Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA

1978 - 1979     Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

Solo Exhibitions

2019, 16, 14,   The Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

12, 10, 09,

06, 04, 02, 00

2016                Rider University, NJ

2015                Hollins University, VA

2011                Harrisburg Area Community College

2002, 99, 96,   The Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ

93, 89

2000                Beverly St. Studio School, Staunton, VA

1999, 96          The Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia

1999, 84          The University of Virginia, Charlottesville

1997                The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

1994                The Bowery Gallery, NYC

1992, 89, 87,   The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

86, 84

1989                The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

1988                Painting from Life, Washington Studio School, Washington, DC

1980                Paintings and Pastels, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT

Two Person Exhibitions

2007     Carmela Kolman and Scott Noel, The Painting Center, NYC

1999     Working from Life; Scott Noel and Janice Wilke, The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

 

1998     Scott Noel and Geoffrey Beadle, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

1995     Mutual Regard, Portraits from Life, Scott Noel and Jeffrey Carr, The F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1987     Recent Work, Scott Noel and Mark Green, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Three and Four Person Exhibitions

2018     The Cake That Survives Its Eating, Michael Ananian, Philip Geiger, Mel Leipzig, Scott Noel and Patrice Poor, Stanek Gallery, Phildelphia

2017     City In Motion, Valerio D’Ospina, Scott Noel and Ben Schwab, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia

2016     The Nude, Mirror of Desire, Paul DuSold, Ben Kamihira, Margaret McCann and Scott Noel, The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2012     Urban Nature: Richard Estell, Scott Noel, and Dale Roberts, The Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

1982     Bruno Civitico, Robert Godfrey, and Scott Noel, The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1980     Fleisher Challenge Series, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     Real and Not Real, Southeastern Louisiana University, (curated by Tom Walton)

             Infinite Spaces, The Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

2015     A Lineage of American Perceptual Painting, St. Johns College, Annapolis, MD

2014     A Fine Arrangement, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Perceptual Painters at the Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

             Sight Specific, George Nick Selects, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA Bader Fund Grant Recipients, American University, Washington, D.C.

 

             Observation and Invention: The Space of Desire, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2012     Still Life, The Delaware Art Museum (curated by Paul DuSold)

2011     Anatomy/Academy, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2010     Biennial Invitational Exhibition, National Academy of Design, NYC

2009     Contemporary Figure Painting, Rutgers Art Gallery, Camden, NJ Perceptual Painters Group, Columbia, SC

2008     Object/Desire, Rutgers Art Gallery, Camden, NJ

             60 x 60, Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

             Interiors, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

             Figure Drawing, Studio 21, Charlotte, NC

2007     Teaching Drawings, Community College of Philadelphia, PA

 

             Finding a Form, Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

             Still Life Invitational, Andreeva Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

             Four Realists: Eileen Goodman, Mark Karnes, Kurt Moyer, Scott Noel, Julio Art Gallery, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

2006     Bader Fellowship Recipients, George Washington University, Washington, DC

2005     Human Measures, S.O.F.A. Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2004     George Nick Selects, Concord Art Association, Philadelphia, PA

2002     Imaginative Affinities, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

             Between Still Life and Landscape, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

 

             Locations and Light, Crealde School of Art, Orlando, FL

2001     George Nick Selects, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

1999     Vanitas, Five Princelet St., London, UK

 

             Narrative Visions, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY

1998     Zeuxis, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

             Through the Heart of the City, The Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

 

             Embodied Fictions, St. Mary’s College, MD (catalogue)

1997     Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

 

             Object Lessons, Zeuxis Group, Richmond Art Center, Windsor, CT

 

             Contemporary Realism, The Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ

 

             Back to Nature, The Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996     99th Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy Exhibition, The Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

             Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Smith College, Northampton, MA

 

             Hearth and Home, Champion International Corp., Stamford, CT

1995     Fall Preview Exhibition, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY

1994     Collector’s Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

 

             Artists of Manayunk and East Falls, The Paley Design Center, College of Textiles and Science, Philadelphia, PA

1993     Figural Philadelphia, Drawings, The Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

             Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection, The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)

1992     Still Life and the Tactile Imagination, The Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA (curator)

 

             The Romantic Muse, The Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ

1991     Ten Contemporary Philadelphia Painters, The Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA (catalogue)

 

             Cityscapes, The Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ

1990     Contemporary Philadelphia Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

 

             The Evidence of the Senses, The Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA (curator and writer of catalogue)

1989     Biennial ’89, The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

 

             Hard Choices/Just Rewards, Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

             Drawings, Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

1988     10 X Twelve, A Decade of Fleisher Challenge Artists, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

 

             Consciousness and Reality, The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

             Midyear Annual, The Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH

1987     Works on Paper, Invitational Exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

             Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival, The State Museum of PA, Harrisburg, PA

1986     Nature Morte: The Museum Considers the Still Life, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

 

             Biennial Juried Exhibition, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1984     City Visions, The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

             Painterly Realist Invitational, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO

 

             Five Years of Fleisher Challenge Exhibitions, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

 

             The Nude, The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

             The Intimate Still Life, The More Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1982     Interiors and Exteriors, The Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Career Highlights

2004     Pennsylvania Council of the Arts SOS Grant

2003     Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant

2001     Independence Foundation Grant

1997     Profiled in the August issue of American Artist magazine, Scott Noel’s Painterly Realism by Jeffrey Carr

1996     A painting, Roxborough, Early Summer (1993), featured in Paul Mazursky film, Faithful

             Lucy Glick Memorial Award, 99th Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy Exhibition

1991     Fellowship Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

             First Prize for Painting, In Person exhibition, Wallingford Art Center

1989     First Prize for Works on Paper, Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival

1988     Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

1977     Scholarship to the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT

Collections

The Pennsylvania Convention Center

 

The Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

The Advanta Corporation, Horsham, PA

 

ARA Services Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

 

The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

 

The Cigna Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

 

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, NC

 

Drs. Don and Allison Innes, Charlottesville, VA

 

LaSalle College Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

Price Waterhouse Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

 

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

 

Sterling Winthrop Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

 

The Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

Fannie Mae Corporation, Washington, DC

 

GlaxoSmithKline Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

 

Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

Knight Ridder Corporation, San Jose, CA

 

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, AK

Curatorial Projects

2018    The Cake That Survives Its Eating, Stanek Gallery Philadelphia

2016    The Nude, Mirror of Desire, The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2014     Portraits from Life: PAFA at Baldwin, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA

 

            Mise en Scene,” Elise Schweitzer and Peter Van Dyck, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia.

 

            Observation and Invention: The Space of Desire, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2012    Urban Nature, Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

2002    Imaginative Affinities: Echoes of Edwin Dickinson in Contemporary Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

1992    Still Life and the Tactile Imagination, Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

1990    The Evidence of the Senses, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Catalogue Essays

2019    “The Academy and the Alcázar”

2016    “The Nude, Mirror of Desire”

2015    “The Paintings of Michael Ananian”

2014    “Observation and Invention: The Space of Desire”

2012    “Still Life’s Audience, The Paintings of William Barnes”

            “Ironic Realist: Larry Day”

2008    “The Paintings of Sangram Majumdar”

2005    “The Paintings of Rose Naftulin”

2003    "The Paintings of Tim Kennedy”

2002    “Notes on the Painting of Lennart Anderson”

2001    “Daniel Heyman”

1995    “Notes on the Painting of Frank Trefny”

1990    “The Evidence of the Senses”

Publications

Aristides, Juliette, Classical Figure Studio, Watson-Guptill, 2012.

 

Carr, Jeffrey, “Lighter than Air”(catalogue essay) “Scott Noel’s Painterly Realism,” American Artist, August, 1997.

 

Clift, Julia, “Observation and Invention”, www.titlemagazine.com, March 18, 2014

 

Csaszar, Tom, “Local Habitations and a Name” (catalogue essay)

 

Donohoe, Victoria, “On Galleries”, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 3, 2009. “On Galleries, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 1986. “Neighbors,”                                Philadelphia Inquirer, April 25, 1999.

 

Fried, Daisy, “How Unhip Can You Get?” Welcomat, February 3, 1995.

 

Gury, Al, Alla Prima Painting, 2008.

 

Kaufman, Leslie, “Scott Noel at Gross McCleaf,” Inside Magazine, Winter 2006.

 

Latter, Ruth, “Beauty is in the Eye and the Brush of the Beholder,” The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, February 11, 1999.

 

McCann, Margaret, The Figure, Rizzoli, 2014, pp. 160-161

 

Milroy, Elizabeth, “Contemporary Narrative Painting,” Arts Magazine, October, 1981.

 

Rubenstein, Ephraim, “Studio as Subject: the Paintings of Scott Noel,” American Artist Magazine, May 2009.

 

Schantz, Michael, W., Artistic Legacy: Selections from the Woodmere Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, 2000, pp. 124-5.

 

Scott, Bill, “Scott Noel at Gross McCleaf,” Art in America, May, 2001.

 

Sozanski, Edward J., “Figure Painting for Figure Painting’s Sake,” Philadelphia Inquirer, October 27, 2000. “On Galleries,” Philadelphia Inquirer,                   February 17, 1995.

 

Tammaro, Tina, “Drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy,” American Artist Magazine, Drawing Issue, May 2009.

 

Zeaman, John, “Galleries Celebrate Nature,” The Bergen Record, March 21, 1989.

 

New American Paintings, Juried Exhibition in Print, Number 27, pp. 110-113.

 

Contemporary Philadelphia Artists, Catalogue, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1990, pp. 111, 147