Connie Noyes’ interdisciplinary art practice examines social constructions and assigned values of idealized beauty and value.
Through actions both in the studio and on site, the question provoked is: what constitutes beauty and worth and how do our very perceptions construct this reality?
Born in Washington D.C, Connie Noyes is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA degree in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont California. She was a recent participant in the Center Program at the Hyde Park Art Center and a resident artist at ChaNorth/Chashama in New York. In 2016, she was a resident artist with Salwa Zeidan Gallery, represented by them at Art Abu Dhabi and Art Bahrain. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in places such as San Francisco, Paris, London and Innsbruck, including the 3rd Biennale International d’art non-objective in Grenoble, France. International artists’ residencies include, the Emaar International Art Symposium in Dubai and Thupelo International Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. Noyes' work is in corporate, private, and museum collections including The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, The Ekstrom Library of Photographic Archives Special Collections in Louisville and the Greenville County Museum in South Carolina. Her project, Under the Freeway, was chosen as a featured project for Chicago Artists Month 2015 – The City as Studio. Her current practice includes Good Mourning Café a pop-up traveling art installation and social experiment on love, loss and all things left behind. GMC will pop-up in various locations around Chicago during the next year.