EDUCATION

MFA University of Chicago, 1991

BFA  University of New Mexico, 1988 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS               

2018

VARIOUS PORTENTS

Solo exhibition, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2017

THE MINOR WORKS: 100 PAINTINGS

Solo exhibition, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2016

MYSTERIES OF THE PALAIS ROYALE: THE MINOR WORKS

Solo exhibition, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2015

RECONNAISSANCE: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

Solo Exhibition, Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2014

BENEATH THE SHADES

Solo Exhibition, Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2006

NATURAL ORDER

Fenix Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

OBSESSIVE ENDEAVOR: TAIL MEETS HEAD

The Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

2005

DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT

The Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM  

2004

THE HUMMINGBIRD DRAWERS AND OTHER TALL TALES

Ingham Chapman Gallery, University of New Mexico-Gallup 

2002

SMITH TOWER: FORTY-TWO STORIES

King County Art Gallery, Seattle Arts Commission Grant Recipient, Seattle, WA

1991

THIS IS NOSEBLEED COUNTRY

Graduate Thesis Show, Midway Studios at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1988

THE JUVENILE DRAMA

Undergraduate Thesis Show, University of New Mexico Teaching Gallery, Alb. NM

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

CALAMITY JANE

Curated by Lee Diegaard, The Front, New Orleans, LA

BUFFER

Recent work by Staple Goods Collective Members

2017

IN PIECES

Curated by Norah Lovell, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA

LABOR OF LOVE

Curated by Laura Richens, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

TWO BLOCKS FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS

Exhibition featuring Staples Goods Collective Artists, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, New York, NY

PLEASE RESPOND

Exhibition of collaborative artist books, curated by Megan Williamson. Ohio Wesleyan University, Gallery 2001

THE DOG SHOW

Curated by Carol Leake, Studio Inferno, Araby , LA

2016

ENSCRIBE

Curated by Lee Diegaard, The Front, New Orleans, LA

LEPORELLI VENEZIANI

Exhibition of artists books organized by Berty Skuber, Archivio Emily Harvey, Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy

CREATIVE ALLIANCE OF NEW ORLEANS ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

Juried exhibition, Myrtle Banks Building, New Orleans, LA.

KANSAS CITY ARTISTS COALITION 40th ANNIVERSARY
RIVER MARKET REGIONAL INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

Kansas City, MO

FUTURE OF WESTERN CONTEMPORARY ART

Juried exhibition, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, D.C.

2015

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY

Exhibition organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, curated by Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director U.S. Biennial (aka Prospect New Orleans)

REVERB: PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE

Exhibition organized by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and guest curator, Isolde Brielmaier, Director of the Contemporary Art Initiative, the public art platform at Westfield World Trade Center, New York.

 

2014

CONVERGENCE: JOAN MITCHELL CENTER AT PROSPECT.3

Curated by Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, for the Joan Mitchell Center at Prospect.3 International Arts Biennial in New Orleans.

ARTi(FICTION) OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

Studio Inferno, Araby , LA

ARTPRIZE AT GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM: (DIS)COMFORT ZONES

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2013

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART, NEW ORLEANS

Curated by Franklin Sirmans, Director, Perez Art Museum, Miami, and Artistic Director for Prospect 3 Biennial, New Orleans, Received Honorable Mention for “Master of Hounds” series

 

2012

NOLA NOW II

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, NEW ORLEANS

Curated by Don Marshall, Executive Director, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation

 

2009

GALLERY DU MOIS

New Orleans, LA

 

2007

CARLSBAD MUSEUM AND ART CENTER PRINT AND BOOK ARTS EXHIBITION

Carlsbad, NM

 

2005

RAW ART

 Curated by Michelle Cooke1030 Agua Fria, Santa Fe, NM

LA MADRE PODEROSA

Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico

Curated by Olga Torres Reid

2003

EN CELEBRACION DE MUERTE

Taos Historic Museum’s Martinez Hacienda, curated by Olga Torres-Reid, Taos, NM          

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-TAOS FACULTY ART SHOW

Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM

2002

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-TAOS FACULTY ART SHOW

Stables Art Gallery, Taos, NM

MIXED MEDIA, MIXED MESSAGES

All Points Gallery, Curated by Susan Haynesworth in conjunction with the Taos Talking Picture Film Festival, Taos, NM

2001

KUSTOM PURSE

Kuhlman Gallery, Curated by Elizabeth Jameson, Seattle, WA

COMMON THREADS: AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY TO HEALING

Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, NM

                                   

1999

1999 PACIFIC NORTHWEST ANNUAL

Bellevue Art Museum, Curated by John Tupper, Bellevue, WA

SETTLERS

Kirkland Art Center, Curated by Norah Lovell featuring the work of Wendy Hansen, Jean Hicks, Norah Lovell, Martha Parish Bush and Colleen Tracey, Kirkland, WA

1998

PUTTING ON THE DOG: THE ART OF FASHION, THE FASHION OF ART

Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA

1997

CELEBRITY: FIGURES OF FAME, FORTUNE, HEROISM AND INFAMY

Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center, Curated by Greg Kucera, Seattle, WA

1995

PRIVATE AS PUBLIC

Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder, CO

TOPIARY HEAD

Field and Frame Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1993

SICUT MALUM EST

The Divinity School at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Il, 

1992

JUST GOOD ART

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1991

MFA 1991

The David and Alfred Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

REPRESENTATION

2015-2018

STAPLE GOODS

Artist Cooperative and Gallery, New Orleans, LA https://www.staplegoods.org/

2009-2018

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY

New Orleans, LA www.callancontemporary.com

2006-2015

THE DRAWING CENTER VIEWING PROGRAM

The Drawing Center, New York, NY, http://www.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram  Included in Drawing Center Artist’s Registry, slides archived at Museum of Modern Art

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy, 2015

International Scholars and Curators Program, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA, 2013-2014

Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy, 2006-2007

University of California, Stanislaus, 1994

  

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2013-2015

JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION

Grant recipient. Selected and sponsored to attend residency at International Scholars and Curators Program, New York 2015

JOAN MITCHELL CENTER

Grant recipient. One of ten artists selected for the Joan Mitchell Center New Orleans Studio Artists Program, 2013-2014.

 

Honorable Mention awarded by Franklin Sirmans, Director, Perez Art Museum, Miami, and Artistic Director for Prospect3 Biennial, New Orleans, Louisiana Contemporary exhibit, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, 2013

 

SEATTLE ARTS COMISSION

Grant recipient. Given Solo show in the Smith Tower, 2002

  

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2016

Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans

Nominator for Emerging Artist in Residence Program, 2017 cycle

2015

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Participated in One-on-One Consultation Session with Amy Whitaker on Creative Business Strategy 

Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans

One of three artists selected for REVERB:PAST,PRESENT,panel discussion with curator Isolde Brielmaier and director Neil Barclay, selected for related National Public Radio interview.

Staple Goods

Joined ten-person artist collective in the New Orleans St. Roch Neighborhood

University of New Orleans

Invited by Professor Rebecca Reynolds to give presentation for UNO graduate students

2014

Creative Capital

Participated in Artist Strategic Planning Workshop, sponsored by Joan Mitchell Center, New Orlean

2010

Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University

Assisted gallery in preparations for Polaridad Complementaria by drawing Rodin’s Gates of Hell for artist Lazaro Savedra’s installation.

2009

Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University/The Porch 7th Ward Cultural organization

Assisted artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and participants in monoprint workshop.

Newcomb Institute at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Gave presentation and participated in panel discussion on women in the arts.

2008

 A Studio in the Woods, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Juror, was responsible for the evaluation and recommendation of over 50 national and international artist's proposals for residency grants at foundation.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Pelican Bomb, “Detective of the Impossible: Norah Lovell at Staple Goods” by Joseph Bradshaw, January 26, 2017. http://pelicanbomb.com/art-review/2017/detective-of-the-impossible-norah-lovell-at-staple-goods

New Orleans Art Review, “Colors of History,” by Rebecca Reynolds, Spring 2015. Cover image.

http://www.neworleansartreview.org 

Pelican Bomb, “Image Universe” feature by Rosemary Reyes, April 27, 2015, parts 1-3:

http://pelicanbomb.com/art-review/2015/image-universe-norah-lovell-on-the-battle-of-new-orleans

http://pelicanbomb.com/art-review/2015/image-universe-norah-lovell-on-the-battle-of-new-orleans-part-2

http://pelicanbomb.com/art-review/2015/image-universe-norah-lovell-on-the-battle-of-new-orleans-part-3

Pelican Bomb, “Exhibition Pick: Reconnaissance Battle of New Orleans”

http://pelicanbomb.com/events/2015/4/1/exhibition-pick-norah-lovell

The Joan Mitchell Center “Convergence”, Catalog for the Joan Mitchell Center at Prospect 3, essays by Deborah Willis, Miranda Lash and Emily Wilkerson, October 2014

Convergence Catalogue for the Joan Mitchell Center NOLA Studio Program 2013-2014

The Advocate, “The Art of War”, by  Phil MacCausland, Feb 11, 2015, New Orleans

ArtPrize 2014: John Serba's 10 must-see entries are intricate and challenging, by John Serba, October 2, 2014, MLive for Grand Rapids Press , Grand Rapids Michigan

http://blog.mlive.com/artprize/print.html?entry=/2014/10/artprize_2014_john_serbas_10_must-see_entries_are_intricate_and_challenging_1.html

Pelican Bomb, “Norah Lovell at Callan Contemporary”, by Taylor Murray, January 28, 2014

http://www.pelicanbomb.com/read/norah-lovell-at-callan-contemporary/

Gambit, “Beneath the Shades and Amid the Strikes”, by Eric Bookhardt, January 2014, New Orleans

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/review-beneath-the-shades-and-amid-the-strikes/Content?oid=2297867

Taos News, “In the Galleries: Fenix Gallery” by Virginia Clark, November, 2006, Taos NM

The Magazine, “Raw Art” by Richard Tobin, September 2005, Santa Fe NM

Santa Fe Reporter, “Marfa-Cosm” by Zane Fischer, August 2005, Santa Fe NM

The Seattle Times, “Off the Wall” by Cynthia Rose, October 1999, Seattle WA

The Stranger, “Look at Me: Young and New in Bellevue” by Erik Frederickson, August 1999, Seattle

Seattle Post Intelligencer, “1999 Northwest Annual: A Very Good Year at the Bellevue Art Museum” by Regina Hackett, July 1999, Seattle WA.