Alexandra Noel

    BIOGRAPHY

    Alexandra Noel (b. 1989, Columbus, Ohio) lives and works in Los Angeles. She studied at the University of San Diego and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Noel’s small-scale paintings reveal uncanny assemblages of images. She concentrates on things depicted in a manner that is both surreal and familiar: newborns, home objects, and suburbia landscapes. She incorporates these aspects into far-flung imagined landscapes, tragic scenarios, and reinvented cinematic moments. The little panels hint at the size difference between human bodies and electronic devices. She zooms in, crops, stretches, and rescales her little panels as if they were images on the screen. The audience is invited to view them from a very perspective. Meanwhile, she emphasizes the tension between being sculptural and illusionistic. As a painter, Noel establishes a linguistic parallel to the dystopic and magical themes of her works by writing fiction that resembles the tone of poetry or a movie.

    Her recent solo exhibitions include Funny Looking, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China (2021); There’s always something, Bodega, New York, US (2019); Just a head, Atlantis, Marseille, France (2019); Master Planned, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris, France (2019); Theatre Road, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, US (2018); Solo presentation with Bodega, The Armory Show, New York, US (2017); From rafters, Bodega, New York, US (2016); Bone-in, Neochrome, Turin, Italy (2016), among others.

    Her recent group exhibitions include Made in L.A. 2020: a version, Hammer Museum and The Huntington, Los Angeles, US (2021); The Sentimental Organization of the World, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, France (2020); Bolthole, Potts, Los Angeles, US (2019); A Cloth Over a Birdcage, Château Shatto, Los Angeles, US (2019); Metamorphõseõn, Galerie Sultana, Paris, France (2018); Kiss in Tears, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, US (2018); Tiger Poems and Songs for Hurricanes, Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico (2018); Annex Showroom, M+B, Los Angeles, US (2018); By the lakeside, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, US (2017); Kill it on vacation, The Steak House Doskoi via XYZ Collective, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Economy Plus, Balice Hertling, Paris, France (2017); Instrument of the Homecoming, The Sunroom, Richmond, US (2016); Commodus Operandi, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, US (2016); All at Once, with Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, US (2016); Aunt Nancy, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, US (2016); El Que Camina Al Lado, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain (2016); Sara two, Hester, New York, US (2015), among others.

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