ABOUT LISA noble
Lisa Armstrong Noble (American, b.1973, Winnipeg, Canada) began her formal artistic training at the Alberta College of Art & Design in 1997. She moved to the United States in 1998 to complete her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. During each year of study Noble’s efforts were recognized with the Dean’s Merit and Corcoran Scholarships.
Noble’s work is included in many private collections across the U.S. She has been recognized by The Washington Post, The Washington CityPaper, The New York Times, Miami New Times, D.C. Pulse Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine. Noble was named one of Washington’s ‘25 Most Beautiful People’ by Washingtonian Magazine.
Noble’s first exposure to art occurred at the age of four, while during a field trip with her Kindergarten class to the Winnipeg Art Gallery she saw a painting by British artist Brigette Riley. Riley’s distinctive Op Art style of black and white form and the disorienting effects of her canvases instantly struck a chord with Noble, who was at once profoundly impacted by art’s innate power to dissolve the veneer of the everyday.
I paint as a means to write a new memoir for myself because I have lived my life by a set of incomplete stories. Over time I filled in the blanks with my own ideas, blending myth and reality into an acceptable framework that carried me into adulthood. The structures that punctuate the landscape of my youth and the objects and inhabitants of their interiors serve as markers along the path of exploring, and at times unearthing, my personal history.
In early 2020 a new body of work started to percolate in the studio, combining the many themes and lessons learned from the interiors, landscapes, and miniatures. My return to figuration allows me to explore the many facets of my own personality and find universal truths in the formative moments of my childhood.
Interiors & Landscapes
The family cabins are an important part of my personal history. I paint these places of my upbringing to better understand why I see the world as I do today. When I started this series I did so with the mindset that if I didn't look back I would never be able to move forward as an artist. It isn't always easy and a lot of hard work is required of me, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
The Painting Center Art File
New York, NY
Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center
The Washington Project for the Arts
Lisa Noble is represented by Caitlin Berry Fine Art in the Washington, D.C. region. Please visit CBFA on Artsy for more information.
LISA NOBLE, AFTER DREAMING
"My hope is that this catalog will help you to feel a sense of place and to find comfort in the familiar aspects of the scenes. These are the places of my past, my personal history. At times, it is painful and difficult to revisit them. At other times, I am reminded of the magical properties of being alive."