About the Photographer
American, b. 1955
Born in Washington, D.C., Connie Noyes completed a BA at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia (1976) and an MFA in photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1980). In her early work Noyes uses photographs as a jumping-off point, altering and augmenting the image with paint or other materials. She cites Robert Rauschenberg as an important influence, noting that a major retrospective of his work was touring museums in the United States during the years she was in graduate school. In the early 1990s Noyes returned to school for psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, receiving an MA in 1994, and for nine years she worked as an art therapist. In 1998 she started making paintings, and three years later she closed her therapy practice and began to pursue painting full time. She currently resides in Chicago.