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Norah Lovell

BIOGRAPHY

Norah Lovell (b. NYC, NY 1965) is a mixed media artist whose most recent body of work includes drawings that combine pencil, ink, gouache and some collage elements. She received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 1991 and her BFA from the University of New Mexico in 1989. She currently lives and works in New Orleans.

 

EDUCATION
MFA  University of Chicago, 1991
BFA  University of New Mexico, 1988 


EXHIBITIONS

2015
RECONNAISSANCE: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

              
2014
CONVERGENCE
New Orleans Local Artist Studio Program at the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA
(DIS)COMFORT ZONES: ARTPRIZE AT THE GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
BENEATH THE SHADES
Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

 

2013
LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY
OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART, NEW ORLEANS

Curated by Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Contemporary Art for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Artistic Director for Prospect3 Biennial, New Orleans, Received Honorable Mention for Master of Hounds Series

 

2012
NOLA NOW II
CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, NEW ORLEANS

Curated by Don Marshall, Executive Director, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation

 

2009
GALLERY DU MOIS
New Orleans, LA

 

2007
CARLSBAD MUSEUM AND ART CENTER PRINT AND BOOK ARTS EXHIBITION Carlsbad, NM

 

2006
NATURAL ORDER Fenix Gallery, Taos, New Mexico   
OBSESSIVE ENDEAVOR:TAIL MEETS HEAD The Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO 

 

2005
DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT The Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM     
RAW ART 1030 Agua Fria, Santa Fe, NM Curated by Michelle Cooke  LA MADRE PODEROSA Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico Curated by Olga Torres Reid

 

2004
THE HUMMINGBIRD DRAWERS AND OTHER TALL TALES Ingham Chapman Gallery, University of New Mexico-Gallup

 

2003
EN CELEBRACION DE MUERTE Taos Historic Museum’s Martinez Hacienda, curated by Olga Torres-Reid, Taos, NM            
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-TAOS FACULTY ART SHOW Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM 

 

2002
SMITH TOWER: FORTY-TWO STORIES King County Art Gallery, Seattle Arts Commission Grant Recipient, Seattle, WA
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-TAOS FACULTY ART SHOW Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM 
MIXED MEDIA, MIXED MESSAGES All Points Gallery, Curated by Susan Haynesworth in conjunction with the Taos Talking Picture Film Festival, Taos, NM 

 

2001
KUSTOM PURSE Kuhlman Gallery, Curated by Elizabeth Jameson, Seattle, WA  COMMON THREADS: AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY TO HEALING Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, NM                                     

 

1999
1999 PACIFIC NORTHWEST ANNUAL Bellevue Art Museum, Curated by John Tupper, Bellevue, WA  
SETTLERS Kirkland Art Center, Curated by Norah Lovell featuring the work of Wendy Hansen, Jean Hicks, Norah Lovell, Martha Parish Bush and Colleen Tracey,  Kirkland, WA 

 

1998
PUTTING ON THE DOG: THE ART OF FASHION, THE FASHION OF ART Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA 

 

1997
CELEBRITY: FIGURES OF FAME, FORTUNE, HEROISM AND INFAMY Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center, Curated by Greg Kucera, Seattle, WA 

 

1995 
PRIVATE AS PUBLIC Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder, CO 
TOPIARY HEAD Field and Frame Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 

 

1993
SICUT MALUM EST The Divinity School at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Il,   

 

1992
JUST GOOD ART Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

1991
MFA 1991 The David and Alfred Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
THIS IS NOSEBLEED COUNTRY Graduate Thesis Show,Midway Studios at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

REPRESENTATION
2006-2014 THE DRAWING CENTER MUSEUM The Drawing Center, New York, NY, http://www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram   Included in Drawing Center Artist’s Registry, slides archived at Museum of Modern Art  
2009-2014 CALLAN CONTEMPORARY New Orleans, LA www.callancontemporary.com
2005-2009 Fenix Gallery Taos, NM  www.fenixgallery.com

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2013-2014
JOAN MITCHELL CENTER
One of ten artists selected for the Joan Mitchell Center New Orleans Studio Artists Program.

Honorable Mention awarded by Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Contemporary Art for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Artistic Director for Prospect3 Biennial, New Orleans, Louisiana Contemporary exhibit, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2014
Creative Capital
Artist Strategic Planning Workshop, sponsored by Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans

 

2010
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University
Assisted gallery in preparations for Polaridad Complementaria by drawing Rodin’s Gates of Hell for artist Lazaro Savedra’s installation.

 

2009
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University/The Porch 7th Ward Cultural organization
Assisted artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and participants in monoprint workshop.

Speaker, Newcomb Institute at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Gave presentation and participated in panel discussion on women in the arts.  2008 Juror, A Studio in the Woods, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Was responsible for the evaluation and recommendation of over 50 national and international artist's proposals for residency grants at foundation.  

ARTIST RESIDENCIES Joan Mitchell Center Studio Artist Program, New Orleans, 2013-2014
Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy, 2006-2007 University of California, Stanislaus, 1994 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Gambit, “Beneath the Shades and Amid the Strikes”, by Eric Bookhardt, January 2014, New Orleans
Taos News, “In the Galleries: Fenix Gallery” by Virginia Clark, November, 2006, Taos NM The Magazine, “Raw Art” by Richard Tobin, September 2005, Santa Fe NM
Santa Fe Reporter, “Marfa-Cosm” by Zane Fischer, August 2005, Santa Fe NM
The Seattle Times, “Off the Wall” by Cynthia Rose, October 1999, Seattle WA
The Stranger, “Look at Me: Young and New in Bellevue” by Erik Frederickson, August 1999, Seattle 
Seattle Post Intelligencer, “1999 Northwest Annual: A Very Good Year at the Bellevue Art Museum” by Regina Hackett, July 1999, Seattle WA