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Laura Noel takes a look at smokers who have recently become outcasts in health-conscious politically-correct societies.
About Laura Noel

Education

2009: Master of Fine Arts in Photography with Distinction, University of Georgia

1988: Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

1987: Coursework in Modern British Literature, New College, Oxford University,
Oxford, England

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Withdrawn, Arnall Golden Gregory, Atlanta, GA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

2013: Traces of Myth: Chris Buck, Paul Hagedorn, Lisa Kereszi, Laura Noel and Landon Nordeman,
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
DIY: Photograpers & Books, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
It's A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, United Photo Industries, Brookly, NY

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Withdrawn, portfolio showcase, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY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,
China

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, mus-mus.org, November, (http://mus-mus.org/at600/mm_photos.htm)
Typologies, Fraction Magazine, Issue 4, November 2008,
(http://www.fractionmag.coml)
Emerging Photographer Auction, Dan Cooney Fine Art/igavel.com, 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

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
neighborhoods

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

Bibliography

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

Web
La Lettre de la Photographie, March 2012, www.lalettredelaphotographie.com/archives/
by_date/2012-03-03/5581/laura-noel-smoke-break
aCurator, March 2012, http://acurator.com/blog/
Oitzarisme, March 2012, http://www.oitzarisme.ro/2012/03/12/
lauranoel-smoke-break/ (Romania)
One One Thousand, http://oneonethousand.org/photography/noel/
F-stop Magazine, Latin America Issue, www.fstopmagazine.com/groupexhibition.html
Arts Critical ATL, http://www.artscriticatl.com/2011/04/photographer-laura-noel-at-hagedorn-
foundation-gallery-perfects-sideways-glance/
1000 Words, 2011, http://1000wordsphotographymagazine.blogspot.com/
Artdaily.org, Sunday, August 24, 2008 (http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp
?int_sec=2&int_new=22903)
Lensculture.org, 2008 (http://www.lensculture.com/noel.html)
Lost and Found, 2008 (http://photosdie.typepad.com/lostandfoundblog/
2008/05/laura-noel-deli.html)
Typologies, Fraction Magazine, Issue 4, November 2008
(http://www.fractionmag.coml)
@ 600, mus-mus.org, November,
(http://mus-mus.org/at600/mm_photos.htm)
Emerging Photographer Auction, Dan Cooney Fine Art/igavel.com,
New York, NY
Flak Photo, http://www.flakphoto.com/archives/6333_1646490288/338864, 2009
Artist A Day, http://www.artistaday.com/?p=5629, 2010
Pictory, http://www.pictorymag.com/showcases/summer-jobless/

Books
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
Games, edited by John Glenn, director of photography, Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage, Towery Publishing

Collections
The George Eastman House
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia
American Securities Collection
Robert Yellowlees Collection
Greenberg Traurig Collection
King and Spaulding Collection
Womble Carlyle Collection
Pike Historic Preservation Collection (curated by John Bennett)
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC
Paul R. Jones Collection, University of Alabama
Indie Photobook Library
International Center of Photography Library
Cleveland Institute of Art Library
Selected Private Collections

Lectures
Pure: An Artist Talk, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University Center Gallery,
6/1/04
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

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