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Fall 2017 GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Space Consciousness, The Work of Zoë Cohen and Margaret Noel,  September 2- Oct 15   Reading, PA

Winter 2017  Installation of my drawings in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Seminole College.

Gallery Panorama


Fall 2016  8 paintings were featured as the cover and center portfolio of the Fall 2016 issue of The Hopkins Review, a literary and arts journal published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Link to the portfolio here.



October 15-16 2016  My studio will be open during the 2016 Gowanus Open Studio Tours, October 15th and 16th, noon-6 pm.



July 2015   Seven of my paintings are featured in 180°, an encaustic exhibit at The Curator Gallery at 520 West 23rd Street in Chelsea. The show runs from July 15- August 14



July-August 2015   I will be exhibiting my work at Gallery 51 in North Adams, Massachusetts this summer with the sculptor Rocco Scary.  The show will open on Thursday, July 30th and run through August 23rd. Opening reception Thursday, July 30th, 6-9 pm



Nov. 19, 2014 Two nice recognitions for the DAC exhibit: an article in Friday’s entertainment section of the Durham Herald Sun and a recommended pick from Durham’s weekly newspaper, Indyweek.


Nov. 10, 2014 An installation shot of Copper: Industrial Landscapes by Margaret Noel currently on display at the Durham Arts Center through December 27, 2014. The exhibition features copperpoint drawings and encaustic paintings of landscapes altered by  copper mining.










Nov 7, 2014  My exhibit opens today at the Durham Arts Council. The exhibition is on display in the DAC’s Semans Gallery through Dec. 27th.

Diamond Bell Mine 33 x 48" Encaustic and Collage on Panel


July 9, 2014  Abigail Clark of the BRIC Brooklyn Contemporary Art Center included my work in her curated short list of six Brooklyn artists who study and portray urban industrial landscape. Clark writes: “From afar, Margaret Noel’s mixed media collages could be abstract works, but a closer look reveals a layered process that begins with an observational drawing of an industrial landscape. Often architectural in their nature, Noel intends for her works to be abstract enough to remind viewers of forgotten places in their memory.  The materials and processes the artist uses bring a unique effect to these portrayals of urban landscape, focusing our attention to the blocks of color that compose these scenes.”

Concrete 10 x 15" Encaustic and Collage on Panel


June 27, 2014  Nice shout out from the New Criterion for the opening tonight of the Life on Mars invitational summer exhibition. Eight Openings You Should Go to Instead of Koons 



June 20, 2014  My mixed media encaustic and collage painting, New Construction, will be included in the Life on Mars Gallery’s invitational exhibit, Never mind the Bollocks – Summer Invitational. The exhibit runs from June 27 – Aug 10 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

New Construction 24x29" Encaustic and Collage


April 4, 2014  The Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita has installed one of my collages in a glass box on the side of the museum as a site-specific interactive public art piece while the museum’s Joan Miró mural is being cleaned. The piece can be viewed through a telescopic viewfinder from across the street.

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April, 2014  I was one of a small number of PA state faculty to receive funding for my research this year through a Pennsylvania State (PASSHE) Professional Development Grant. The grant will partially fund a sabbatical research trip to Butte, Montana to complete plein air copperpoint drawings of landscapes shaped by copper mining.

The Mountain Con 11 x 16" copperpoint


January 27, 2014  I have a drawing included in Art on Paper: Works from the Collection at the University of Notre Dame of Maryland’s Gormley Gallery. The exhibit is up through February 22 in Baltimore.