The work of Artist Connie Noyes examines the social constructions of idealized beauty and the values assigned to it by transforming inherited, found, forgotten, discarded, and unvalued materials. The paintings, as objects exemplify the existential struggle for existence while questioning the over-determined role beauty plays.
Born in Washington D.C, Noyes is a full time artist who lives and works in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA degree in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont California.
In 2007 she was awarded the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and has received numerous professional development grants. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in places such as San Francisco, Paris, London and Innsbruck, but most recently in solo exhibitions at N'namdi Contemporary in Miami and the Noyes Cultural Center in Evanston, IL, an exhibition titled "No Relation." She has been selected for numerous international artist's residencies, some of which include the Emaar International Art Symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2005); Thupelo International Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa (2005) and the 5th International Visual Arts Symposium in Monastir, Tunisia (2007). In 2015 she will be traveling to Berlin for a residency at ZK/U.