Paul Noble

United Kingdom 1963

Sculpture, Drawing

Paul Noble
Paul Noble
United Kingdom
November 22, 2014
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Paul Noble is a British artist known for the tones of his graphite drawings on paper that were greatly influenced by the gray skies of the coastline along the north-east of England, and often depict the labyrinths of microcosmic cities and detailed urban landscapes. One such example is his narrative drawing project, Nobson (1996–2011), a series of magnified renderings of the topographies of the fictional Nobson, Newton, and its monuments, which together form a parallel world.

Born in 1963 in Dilston, Northumberland, Noble studied at Humberside College of Higher Education (1983–1986) and Sunderland Polytechnic (1982–1983), before moving to London in 1987. He was one of the five founder members of the co-operative who formed the City Racing gallery in London (1988–98).

Between 1988 and 1998, Noble was involved in the London artists’ space City Racing, where he also showed several times. Thereafter, he exhibited his work at the Cubitt Gallery, the Chisenhale Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the South London Gallery, the Tate Gallery, and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, all in London. He has also exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and White Columns, both in New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; the Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland; and Forde Espace d”art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland. Noble was a part of the 8th International Istanbul Biennial in 2003 and Manifesta 3 in 2000. He is included in the collections of The British Council, London, England; the FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and the Tate Britain, London, England. Noble is currently represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York City. Noble was a 2012 nominee for the Turner Prize.

Paul Noble lives and works in east London.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Paul Noble - NobsonMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamSolo
2014Horror VacuiGagosian Gallery, GenevaGroup
2014Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art Henry Moore Institute, LeedsGroup
2014Free PlayArcadia University Art Gallery , Glenside, PAGroup
2013Paul Noble - The GatesGagosian Gallery, AthensSolo
2013British British Polish Polish: Art From Europe's Edges In The Long '90s And TodayCentre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, WarsawGroup
2013Between the LinesAll Visual Arts, LondonGroup
2012Scribe’s HouseBlack Square Gallery, Miami, FLGroup
2012Turner PrizeTate Britain, LondonGroup
2012This is LondonShizaru Gallery, LondonGroup
2012Extravagant, Shameless, UnlimitedMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamGroup
2012Lines in DrawingKorean Cultural Centre UK (KCC), LondonGroup
2012BeuningenInstitut Neerlandais, ParisGroup
2011Paul Noble - Welcome to NobsonGagosian Gallery, LondonSolo
2011Jeremy Deller - The Strawberry ThiefFAS Contemporary, LondonGroup
2011InterloquiCaterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea - Venezia, VeniceGroup
2011FraterniseBeaconsfield, BeaconsfieldGroup
2010Paul Noble Marble HallLaing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneSolo
2010Place as IdeaWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MAGroup
2010Rude Britannia: British Comic ArtTate Britain, LondonGroup
2010PAPYROPHILIACharlie Smith London, LondonGroup
2010Allotments 2010Schwartz Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Acquisition Presentation Contemporary DrawingsMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamGroup
2010Banners of Persuasion - Demons, Yarns & Tales: Tapestries by Contemporary ArtistsJames Cohan Gallery - New York, New York City, NYGroup
2009Landscape Memories RevisitedLas Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CAGroup
2009I am by birth a genevese ; and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republicForde - Espace d'art contemporain, GenevaGroup
2009I Am By Birth A GeneveseVegas Gallery, LondonGroup
20092nd Athens BiennialHeaven - Athens Biennial, AthensGroup
2008Elevation- Visions and Realities of Modern ArchitectureLaing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon TyneGroup
2008Future Tense: Reshaping the LandscapeNeuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NYGroup
2007Paul Noble - Dot To DotGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
2007Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to NowMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2006Eye on Europe - Prints, Books & Multiples, 1960 to NowMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2006Off the shelf The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup
2006In the City of Last ThingsSite Gallery, SheffieldGroup
2006FLIPFrançois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006Black & White - Mitchell-Innes & NashMadison Av., New York City, NYGroup
2006Black Moon IslandContemporary International Drawing - One in the Other, LondonGroup
2006Frontiers - Collecting the Art of Our TimeWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MAGroup
2005On LineLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebækGroup
2005Ecstasy - In and About Altered StatesThe Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005Drunk vs. StonedGavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NYGroup
2005Post no BillsWhite Columns, New York City, NYGroup
2005LandingsSusan Inglett Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2004Motes in all eyesThe Ship, LondonGroup
2004Living DustThe Gallery at Norwich University , NorwichGroup
2003New Room of Contemporary Art: Paul NobleAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYSolo
2001Paul Noble - Unified Nobson - 1995-2001Mamco - musee d art moderne et contemporain, GenevaSolo