Laura Noel Photographs
Laura Noel

Solo Exhibitions

2013:         Seeing Beyond The Ordinary: Smoke Break, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
                   Withdrawn, Arnall Golden Gregory, Atlanta, GA

2011:         Subject Matters, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta

2010:         The Space Between, Mid-Career Artist Spotlight, Texas Photographic Society 

2009:         Stranger, Hunt Gallery, Oxford College at Emory University, Oxford, GA

2007:         Fiction, Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, SC    

2006:         Fiction, Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005:         Fiction, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2004:        Pure, University Center Gallery, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL            
                 Trace Contour, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL

2001:        Alias America, Community College of Southern Nevada Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas
                   Alias America, ZONE VII Gallery, Dayton, OH

2000:        Alias America, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
                     Alias America, Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo, TX
                     Alias America, Buckhead Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016:         Walthall Fellowship Exhibition, MOC GA, Atlanta, GA 
                   American Road Trip, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
                   Space Jamz, Humble Arts Foundation Group Show #47, NY, NY (online)
                   LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Museum of Art, LaGrange, GA

2015:         Smoke Break in  The Portfolio Show, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
                    Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   Peter Miller Gallery Group Exhibition, Providence, RI

2014:         The Enigmatic Object, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL
                   Cross-Reference, Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   Filter Photo Book Exhibition, Harrington College of Design, Chicago IL
                    and The Madison Public Library, Madison, WI
                    In Focus Photo Book Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
 It's A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, United Photo Industries, Brookly, NY
                    DIY: Photograpers & Books, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
                   Traces of Myth: 
Chris BuckPaul Hagedorn, Lisa Kereszi, Laura Noel and Landon Nordeman,
                   Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                    A Sense of Place, Hartsfield-Jackson, International Airport, Atlanta, GA     
2012:          DIY:  Photographers & Books, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH    
                    Lust, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA   
                   Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado Springs, CO
                   Center Forward, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
                   Center Forward, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
                   Looking at the Land, 21st Century American Views, RISDI Museum, projected exhibition
                   Withdrawn, portfolio showcase, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY    

2011:          Home, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
                   Home:  Spring Group Show, The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   Brett Abbott Selects, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta
2010:          POST-her, Contemporary Portraiture of Women, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
                   Ones to Watch, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta
                   New Visions, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO 
                   The American Dream, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, LA
                   Photography Invitational, Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
                   Southern Women Photographers Past and Present, Mobile Museum of Art
                   Humble Arts Foundation, Group Show 36, NY, NY (online)
2009:         The Color of Light, Wynn Bulloch, Al Weber and Laura Noel, Lumière, Atlanta
                   Participant in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Public Art Project, Gifted,
                   curated by artist Beth Lilly
                   What's Happening Now: A Cell Phone Photography Project, Cherrylion
                   Studios, Atlanta
                   Breaking Boundaries II, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, 

2008:         LaGrange National XXV Exhibition, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA
                  16x16, Society For Photographic Education SE Regional Conference, Asheboro, NC
                  Rooms for Tourists, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
                  Selections From The Studio Program, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
                  Global Environments, The Spruill Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
                  A Thousand Words, Composition Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                  The Rural South: Real and Imagined, R.F. Strickland Building, Zebulon, GA
                  Fashion Statement, The Big House, Atlanta, GA
                  Selective Sun: Works in Regard to Latin America, Cinè, Athens, GA
                  @ 600,, November, (
                  Typologies, Fraction Magazine, Issue 4, November 2008,
                   Emerging Photographer Auction, Dan Cooney Fine Art/, New York, NY

2007:          Southeastern Photography Triennial Exhibition, Gregg Museum of Art and Design, 
                   Raleigh, NC
                   Houston Center for Photography, Anne Wilkes Tucker Juried Show, Houston, TX
                   Griffin Museum of Photography, 13th Annual Juried Exhibition,Winchester, MA        
                   Photo Review 2007 Exhibition, Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 
                   Young Movers and Shakers of the Georgia Art Scene, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA

2006:         TransAtlantic 2006, Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany

2005:         Contemporary American Photography, Internationale Fototage, Mannheim, Germany
                  As They See It:  Georgia Photographers, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
2004:         So Atlanta, Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
                  Cultural Icons, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
                  Figure 8, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
                  Flow, SunTrust Plaza Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003:         Southern Pop, Five Atlanta Photographers View Culture, Art Walk at Lenox
                  Modern Iconography, Morehead State University Gallery, Morehead, KY
                  Continuity and Change in the New South, Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
                  Extra-Ordinary, Galerie MC, Atlanta, GA
2002:          25th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
                   Jerry Cullum Curates, Moving Spirits Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   Only in 2002, Jane Jackson curator, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA 
                   The City, Rich Dietrich curator, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

2001:          American Eyes, Gallery Eleven50, Atlanta, GA
                   Fay Gold Selects, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   Southern Color Photography, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                   Southern Exposure, Jean Caslin, curator, Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
                    Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition, Nexus Gallery, Dana Miller, curator,
                   Whitney Museum, NY, NY

2000:          Photospiva 2000, George Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO
                   Through the Viewfinder, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
                   Only in 2000, Jane Jackson curator, Atlanta Photography Group
                   Artsextravaganza, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

1999:          Out of the Ordinary:  A Survey of Works by Atlanta Based Photographers, High 
                   Museum of Art, Atlanta (group slide show and lecture), Atlanta, GA
                   National Exposure, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997:         The Unguided Tour, with photographer Sylvia Plachy, Backdrop Gallery, 
                   Atlanta, GA

Selected Awards and Grants

2015-16     Walthall Fellowship, WonderRoot
                   Idea Capital grant to fund The Lookout, an artist book of found poems and photograms

2014:         WonderRoot CSA Season 05 grant Both Sides Now
2013:         Emory Center for Creativity & Arts, Give/Swap/Receive
2012:        Art on the Beltline grant to create The Enchanted Forest of  Books

2011:        Indie Book Library's Best Books of 2011 for Law & Order Gets Me Through the Night
                 Finalist Art Takes Miami 

2010:        Best in Show, Carolina Gallery Photography Invitational, Spartanburg, SC
                 Emory Office of University-Community Partnerships grant to produce a documentary book on
                 City of Refuge, an organization providing social services to Atlanta's most impoverished 

2009         Coca Cola Foundation Artist in Residence, Emory University
2008:        Merit Award, LaGrange National XXV
                 Third Place, Slow Exposure

2007:         Second Place, Photo Review 2007 competition
                   Honorable Mention, Southeastern Triennial Exhibition, Gregg Museum of 
                   Art and Design, Raleigh, NC

2003:        Selected as a Nexus Studio Artist at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

2002:        First Place, Jerry Cullum Curates, Moving Spirits Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1999:        Honorable Mention, National Exposure, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1998:        Named to the "Top 100 Photographer" list by the Ernst Haas Awards Committee
                 in 1995 and 1998, administered by Maine Photographic Workshops


Print            Hotshoe International, Laura Noel, Withdrawn, October - November, 2012, pg. 30-39
                     Groundstory, exhibition catalog, published by Agnes Scott College, Graceland, pg. 57
                     South X Southeast, November 2011 
                     "Discoveries of FotoFest," PHOTONEWS (Germany), May, 2010  
                    "2007 Competition Issue," The Photo Review
                    "Photography Now 2007", Photography Quarterly
                    "Year in Culture," Creative Loafing, December 5, 2006
                   " It’s A Wash," Creative Loafing, January 1, 2005
                    "Extra-Ordinary" Atlanta Journal Constitution, January 2, 2005
                    "Southern Pop," Creative Loafing, September 25, 2003
                    "Alias America," Amarillo News Globe, March 5, 2000
                    "Sliver of Truth," Creative Loafing, October 28, 2000

                    La Lettre de la Photographie, March 2012,
                    aCurator, March 2012,
                    Oitzarisme, March 2012,
                    lauranoel-smoke-break/ (Romania)
                    One One Thousand,
                    F-stop Magazine, Latin America Issue,
                    Arts Critical ATL,
                   1000 Words, 2011,  
         , Sunday, August 24, 2008 (
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                   Lost and Found, 2008 (
                   Typologies, Fraction Magazine, Issue 4, November 2008
                   @ 600,, November,
                   Emerging Photographer Auction, Dan Cooney Fine Art/,
                   New York, NY
                   Flak Photo,, 2009 
                   Artist A Day,, 2010

                   Withdrawn, published by Aglu Books and Photographs, Scotland, 2013
                   Free Fall 01.Noel.01- 04.Noel.04, Four Volume set issued by Fall Line Press, 2011-2012
                   Fading Light, issued by Open to Interpretation 
                   Summer Atlanta 1996, edited by Alex Harris, former editor of  DoubleTake, and 
                  Gudmund Vigtel, Director Emeritus, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
                  One Glorious Summer:  A Photographic History of the 1996 Centennial Olympic
, edited by John Glenn, director of photography, Atlanta Constitution
                  Atlanta:  The Right Kind of Courage, Towery Publishing

                  The High Museum of Art
                  The George Eastman House
                  The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
                  Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
                  American Securities Collection
                  Nion McEvoy Collection
                  Robert Yellowlees Collection
                  Greenberg Traurig Collection
                  King and Spaulding Collection
                  Womble Carlyle Collection
                  Pike Historic Preservation Collection
                  Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC
                  Paul R. Jones Collection, University of Alabama
                  Private Collections

Books       Indie Photobook Library
                  International Center of Photography Library
                  Cleveland Institute of Art Library    
                  BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, Enland

                  Pure: An Artist Talk, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University Center Gallery, 
                  Love and Rockets, Image-maker Presentation, Society for Photographic
                  Education, Regional Conference, Asheboro, NC, 11/8/08
                  Thoughts on Documentary Photography, Emory University, Emory Global
                  Health Institute, 2/18/08
                  Photographer as Stranger:  Traditions in Photography, Artist Talk, Oxford
                  College at Emory University, 3/26/09
                  Strategies for Picture Making, Emory Global Health Institute, Emory
                  University, 4/1809 
                  Love and Rockets, Artist Talk, Lumière, 7/18/09
                  Greenhouse, Invited Presenter, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, June 28, 2010
                  Podcast, WonderRoot, Spring 2014