b. 1971, New York City. Margaret Noel received a BA with Honors in Studio Art from Oberlin College. She earned her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School in 2005. She currently splits her time between her studio in Brooklyn, New York and her position as an Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Noel's work is included in The Drawing Center’s curated Artist Registry and will be featured in the upcoming contemporary landscape exhibit "Tenses of Landscape" at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Recent shows include "Mix and Match", a collage exhibition traveling between Bucharest and the Hampden Gallery of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a juried solo show at the First Street Gallery in New York; the group shows "Natural/ Constructed Spaces" and "Grey Matter" at the Painting Center in New York; "Open City" juried by Sean Scully at the NYSS Gallery in New York; and "The 22nd National Drawing and Print Exhibition" at the Gormley Gallery in Baltimore.
Starting with observational drawings done on site, Noel works in series, reworking and transforming the images through layers of collage and encaustic. More examples of her encaustic paintings, ink drawings, and collages can be found at her website www.margaretnoel.com