Bio

Jen Noone is a multimedia artist with a primary interest in materiality, whose objects challenge traditional definitions of sculpture, drawing and painting. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Noone received her BA in Art Education from Saint Joseph’s University (PA) and earned her MFA in Studio Art at American University (DC). Noone investigates materials that are familiar to the contemporary consumer in an attempt to understand herself and her surrounding world. Underlying poetics, motivations, politics, and metaphors are revealed through the processing and contemplation of the materials. Noone was recently highlighted as one of Interview Magazine’s Artists on the Verge. In 2018 she was awarded a studio residency at Arlington Arts Center (VA) and was a Trawick Prize Contemporary Art Award semi-finalist. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post and exhibited at the Arlington Arts Center (VA), Ruby Projects (VA), BWAC (NY), Site:Brooklyn Gallery (NY), Terrault Contemporary (MD), Ejecta Projects (PA), Katzen Museum (DC), WAS Gallery (MD), and Connersmith (DC). 

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b. Harrisburg, PA

Education

2017                MFA, American University, Washington, DC

2007                BA, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Select Exhibitions

2021                Stretched, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2020                That Group Show, Ruby Projects, Fairfax, VA

2019                Color, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

                        Priority Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                        Sort of, Kind of, Almost (solo show), Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

 

                        Unsolicited Submissions, Ejecta Projects, Carlisle, PA

 

                        For the Love of Material, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

 

                        Convergence, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

 

                        Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC

2018                Within/Between (two-person show), Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA 

 

                        Landscape: Real and Imagined, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                        Ice Pop, Lollipop, Art Pop, WAS Gallery, Bethesda, MD

 

                        Faculty Exhibition, Waddell Gallery, Sterling, VA

2017                Tides (solo show), Experimental Gallery at the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA

 

                        To Be A Thing (two-person show), WAS Gallery, Bethesda, MD

                        Academy 2017, Connersmith, Washington, DC

                        Faculty Exhibition, Waddell Gallery, Sterling, VA

                        Alternative Views MFA Thesis Exhibition, Katzen Museum, Washington, DC

2016                196K MFA Student Exhibition, Katzen Museum, Washington, DC

        

                  

Awards and Residencies

2021                319 AIR, Pink Noise Projects, Philadelphia, PA

2018                Long-Term Studio Residency, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2017                Short-term Studio Residency, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

                        The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Award semi-finalist, Bethesda, MD

                        Patricia Moore Segnan Award, American University, Washington, DC

  

                        Catharina Baart Biddle Art Award, American University, Washington, DC

2016                College of Arts and Sciences Mellon Grant, American University, Washington, DC

                        Catharina Baart Biddle Art Award, American University, Washington, DC

2015-2016       Babs Van Swearingen Award, American University, Washington, DC

2003-2007       Academic Scholarship, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Lectures & Artist Talks

2021                Stretched, artist talk, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2019                Sort of, Kind of, Almost, artist talk, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2018                Within/Between artist talk, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2017                The Artistic Process, Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA

                        Tides artist talk, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

                  

                        To Be A Thing artist readings, WAS Gallery, Bethesda, MD

                        Alternative Views artist talks, Katzen Museum, American University, Washington DC

Bibliography

2019                Jenkins, Mark, "Transitional Objects," The Washington Post, August 30, 2019

2018                Jenkins, Mark, "Ice Pops," The Washington Post, Aug. 17, 2018

                        Editorial Team, "Arlington Arts Center Welcomes Jen Noone and Olivia Tripp Morrow,"

                        East City Art, June 25, 2018

2017                Mullen, Matt, "Jen Noone Uses Art as a Criticism on Consumer Culture,"

                        Interview Magazine, Dec. 8, 2017

                        Jenkins, Mark, "Fall Solos," The Washington Post, Dec. 7, 2017

                        Arlington Arts Center Fall SOLOS 2017 Catalog

                        Jenkins, Mark, "Synthetic consumer products prove to be a natural medium,"

                        The Washington Post, Aug. 3, 2017