Noel was born in Queens, NY, in 1957. She grew up along with a large extended family that included a clockmaker, a magician, a religious fanatic, and a psychologist. After earning her BFA from Pratt Institute, Noel has worked as a typographer, graphic designer, and has pursued interests in science and religion. She earned a Master of Divinity at Yale University, while attending classes in sculpture at the Yale School of Art. Noel’s objects — in wood, metal, fabric and paper—represent votives, elegies, and topical symbols based on natural and manufactured forms with mythic or cultural, references. Most pieces are hand-cut and assembled with attachments and imagery that draw on the crossover between man and nature.



Pratt Institute, BFA, 1980
City University of New York, Coursework in Biology and Earth Science, 2001
Yale University, Yale School of Art, MDiv Religion and the Arts, Coursework in Sculpture, Yale School of Art, 2010

Lives and works in New York NY, and Yonkers NY


2021 – Peep Space, Tarrytown NY
2019 – Phillipse Manor State Historic Site, Yonkers NY
2012 – Mosnart, Visiting Artist Program, Chicago, IL
2006 – Visual Arts Project at SMV NY NY
1984 – Limbo Gallery, NY
1983 – Piezo Electric Gallery, NY


2021 – Perfect Day, Drugs and Art, White Box, NY, NY
2021 – Yonkers Arts Project Space, Yonkers, NY
2019 – Beezelbub’s Tales, Empty Circle, Brooklyn, NY
2018 – Warburton Gallery, Yonkers, NY
2017 – Blue Door Art Center, Yonkers, NY
2017 – Kunstraum, Summer Invitational, Brooklyn, NY
2017 – Counterpointe, Actors Equity Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
2015 – Outlet Gallery, Annual Invitational, Brooklyn, NY
2014 – Riverfront Gallery, Yonkers, NY
2008 – Green Gallery, Yale, New Haven
1997 – Tribes, NY NY

Collaborative Performance: (2017) Norte Maar, Counterpointe 5, Residencies at Mosnart, Chicago, 2009. Represented in the JP Morgan Chase Collection.