Margaret Noel studied studio art and anthropology at Oberlin College, and earned her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School. She currently splits her time between her position as a drawing professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and her studio in New York. Noel’s encaustic paintings fuse alternating layers of paper, pigment and beeswax to portray landscapes and interiors. Simplified shapes and exaggerated patterns make each scene feel familiar but half-forgotten– a blurred remembrance rather than a precise rendering. Her studio is in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY.