LISA NOONIS

LISA NOONIS

LISA NOONIS

LISA NOONIS (American b.1963-)

Painter

I paint what I know—figures, still lifes, and landscapes—but push these “knowns” into abstracted places. I combine my love of color, form, line, and design without fully abandoning representation. While I maintain a practice of working from life, studies, sketches, and memory, I aim to exceed the lens of sight and to invigorate the senses."

 

Lisa Noonis is a contemporary painter known for her lively explorations of color, form, and space. Constantly pushing the boundaries of representation, Noonis captures the essence of objects, figures, and spaces with an ever-evolving, abstract style that embraces color, shape, and line. “I am equally interested in the materiality of media and the emotional registers of color and mark,” says Noonis, “and my goal is to invite the viewer to participate in narratives that transcend my preliminary subjects.”

 

Noonis works in oils, latex, acrylic, and graphite, often experimenting with tools like squeegees and oversized paintbrushes. Her studio, which is her former third-grade classroom in a historic schoolhouse now converted to artist studios, is a laboratory of sorts—an engaging space for exploration. Influenced by a wide range of masters from the impressionistic works of Matisse, to Modigliani and Morandi, to the abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell, to Diebenkorn and Kline, as well as teachers Eric Aho and Dennis Perrin, Noonis’ artworks express her inner landscape, which is steeped in both personal memory and imagination.

 

Noonis’ artwork has been shown around the country and is featured in many private collections. She is represented by galleries from coast to coast.

 

 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018     Outside The Lines, Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2015     Tidal, The Banks Gallery. Portsmouth, NH
2012     Looking at Life, The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
2005     Still Life, The Family Tree, Portsmouth, NH

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Carver Hill Gallery, Equinox, Camden, Maine

2018
Kelley Stelling Contemporary, Fast Forward, Manchester, NH
Whitney Modern, Essence, Los Gatos, CA
George Marshall Store Gallery, Noonis, Dowd, Montenero, York, ME

2017
Mill Contemporary, RE/Configured, New Realism in the 21st Century, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Green Hut Galleries Abstraction Invitational, Portland, Maine
Green Hut Galleries Maine: The Way Life Is Invitational, Portland, Maine

2016
Piscataqua Artist Advancement Grant Finalist Exhibition, Discover Portsmouth Center
Green Hut Galleries Biennial Invitational, The Portland Show, Portland, Maine

2015
What Artists Look Like, The Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth, NH

2014
Change of Season: Invited New England Artists, The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
Small Works, Principle Gallery, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Curators Choice, The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

2013
New Views of the Old World, Alpers Fine Art, Andover, MA
The Bridges of Portsmouth, Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth, NH

2012
Celebrating the Working Waterfront, The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
The Women of Walsingham, The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA
From the Garden to the Kitchen Parts 1+2, The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

2011
Textures of Us, The Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Boston International Art Exhibition, Represented by Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2010
Boston International Art Exhibition, Represented by Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2009
Boston International Art Exhibition, Represented by Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Painting From Life, The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

2008
Approaches to Stillness - Two person show, Alper's Fine Art, North Andover, MA
Figuratively Speaking - Three person show, The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA
From the Fields and Forests- Coolidge Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, NH
Invitational Holiday Exhibition, Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH

EDUCATION
BA IN COMMUNICATIONS, ADVERTISING, ART
University of Maine, Orono, 1985

ART TRAINING
2016     Representation to Abstract Drawing with Bill Flynn, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
2012     Master Class with Eric Aho, The Currier Art Museum, Manchester, NH
2001     Still Life Painting with Dennis Perrin, Perrin Studio, Kittery, ME 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
NOONIS CREATIVE, Owner/Designer/Art Director, Since 1996

Design professional with over 20 years of extensive experience in the design of conceptual, and message driven creative. Responsible for all aspects of creative strategy, design, art direction, production management, account management, and print management from concept to delivery. Specialized in creating strong brands, corporate identities and collateral in addition to developing and producing print advertising, corporate communications collateral, and publication design and layout. Client base ranges from retail to consumer goods and services, industrial and high tech; and includes such fields as internal employee communications, education, and, health care.

COMMISSIONS
2012     Memorial Bridge Commission, Private Collection, Tom & Barbara Sedoric
2009     Portrait Commission, The Marcia Ryder Foundation, Kittery, ME

GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS
New England Museum Association Publications Design Award, 2001
The Children’s Museum Promotional Brochure
Healthcare Advertising Awards, 2001
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Logo/Letterhead Design
Best of Show / 22nd Annual NH Graniteer Award, 1997
MicroArts Corporation Capabilities Brochure
National Public Television Corporate Identity Award, 1999
New Hampshire Public Television Logo and Letterhead Design

SELECTED PRESS
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 39, East Coast
Christopher Volpe’s Art Blog: Lisa Noonis: TIDAL at the Banks Gallery, 2015
The Sound, Chloe Kanner, True Hand, August 2015
Portsmouth Herald, Hitting Her Stride, Jeanne McCartin, March 2005

VOLUNTEER WORK
2015-2017     Board of Trustees for 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
2015-2017     Gallery Committee Volunteer for 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
2016-2017     Graphic Designer for Corpus Christi Parish’s Bring It Home religious education program

 

 

 

 

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