Miriam Nöske

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April 24, 2013 by thejourneyual

Miriam Nöske
Chelsea College of Art and Design
Untitled (billboard series, London)1996
Untitled (billboard series, Los Angeles)2013

Bio: Miriam Nöske studied at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London where she completed her Diploma in Foundation Studies and continued in the BA(Hons) Combined Media program. She holds a Master’s degree in Studio Art from the Berlin University of Fine Arts, Germany, as well as received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2004. Born and raised in Germany Miriam Nöske relocated to the United States through the international art program awarded by CalArts. Since her move she has established her art studio in Los Angeles and co-curated exhibitions at the Fredrick R. Weisman Museum of Art and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Her artwork has been shown in group exhibitions at Mandarin Gallery (Los Angeles), Neue Galerie (Berlin), Semperdepot (Vienna) and CMU Art Center (ChiangMai). Solo exhibitions include Double Feature at Kristi Engle Gallery (Los Angeles 2010) and Metropolitan Times at Moorpark College Gallery (2010).

Statement: When I moved to London my goal was to learn English and apply to art school. I was fortunate that I got all the encouragement from my family and my new friends in London.

I created the work Untitled (billboard series, London), 1996, in my first year in the Combined Media program at Chelsea College of Art & Design. I was really drawn to experiment with the printmaking process and had this great opportunity to make a work for the school’s public billboard. My idea was to create something that related to photography and painting, light and color. For this exhibition I got inspired to make a new series of print works that resonate the urban environment of Los Angeles. Untitled (billboard series, Los Angeles), 2013, is a collage of appropriated images, personal photography and design work. I am interested in how visual signifiers in advertisements and graphics distinguish contemporary localities. My work also examines women’s popular depictions and the idea of portraiture.

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