Fascinated by texture, Noelle holds credentials in both Craft and Fine Art. Beginning with an Advanced Diploma in Textiles (Sheridan College School of Craft and Design), then a BFA (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), she recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Costuming (Fanshawe College). Her work has represented Canada at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale*, Biennale Internationale Du Lin de Portneuf*, Quebec, and The International Lace Competition* (Power House Museum, Sydney). Represented by Lustre Gallery, she has shown in London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo and nationally exhibited at Museum of Vancouver, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Durham Art Gallery, and Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Permanent collections include Cambridge Art Gallery, City of Mississauga, Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives, Peel Board of Education, Japanese Paper Place and Cleveland University Hospitals*.
Her work was been recognized as a Salt Spring National Art Prize 2017 Finalist, Best in Show at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (2014, 2019), and in publications as indicated*. Most transformative have been residencies at the Banff Centre, Harbourfront Centre, Burren College of Art, Salt Spring Arts Council, and Barefoot College, Tanzania, re-designing / building Bee-Keeping suits as social-enterprise.
Noelle seamlessly combines her active studio practice with her engaging theatre costume practice. She is Design Director of Frog and Hand Productions Inc. – a site specific dance theatre troupe. Her work has included productions at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Art Gallery of Ontario, Living Arts Centre Mississauga and the Toronto Fringe Festival.