Connie Noyes, born in Washington, D.C., has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as an MA degree in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont California. She currently works as a full time artist in Chicago. She has over 30 years of experience working in art and her paintings are included in some of the finest collections and corporate settings around the world.
The work of Connie Noyes examines the social constructions of idealized beauty and the values assigned to it by transforming inherited, found, forgotten, discarded, and unvalued materials. The paintings, as objects, exemplify the existential struggle for existence while questioning the over-determined role beauty plays.
Noyes’ interest and experience of global culture has been supported through invitation and sponsorship in a variety of prestigious international artist residencies and symposiums such as the Emaar International Art Symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2005). The work completed during this residency is now part of the company’s permanent collection that hangs in the Dubai Tower. Other residencies include, Thupelo International Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa (2005), The 6th Annual International Symposium of Art in Bulgaria (2006), The 5th International Visual Arts Symposium in Monastir, Tunisia (2007) and the Visual Arts Festival in Montenegro sponsored by the Association of Fine Arts Belgrade-Serbia and Montenegro (2008).
In the spring of 2009 she showcased a series called “HUMAN STEPS” in numerous cities such as Passau in Germany, Europia Gallery in Paris, and Galerie FreiRaum in Jensback, Austria. Noyes was a long time member of the international abstract painters group, Pintura Fresca, for whom she exhibited with for five years in San Francisco, Austria, London and Universities in Philadelphia and Towson Maryland.