Born in Washington D.C., Connie currently lives and works as a full time artist in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MA degree in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont California. Through the combination of study, travel and geographical faux pas, Connie has developed an interest in the unconscious psychology of culture; and how art can support dialog and bypass cultural differences. Noyes’ interest and experience of global culture has been supported through sponsors in a variety of prestigious international artist’s residencies and symposiums, including the Emaar International Art Symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2005), Thupelo International Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa (2005), The 6th Annual International Symposium of Art in Bulgaria (2006). The 5th International Visual Arts Symposium in Monastir, Tunisia (2007) and in 2008 was a participant in theVisual Arts Festival in Montenegro sponsored by the Association of Fine Arts Belgrade-Serbia and Montenegro. She is also an active member of the international abstract painters group Pintura Fresca.
"I received a rusty Ford hubcap, which seemed timely given the current state of the American auto industry. I thought it was beautiful – rusty and unadorned from a more elegant time."Connie Noyes