Adam Collier Noel

Adam Collier Noel

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

About Adam Collier Noel

Throughout his education Adam Collier Noel worked to combine diverse materials and techniques with various photographic processes. ​The subject matter incorporated into the artwork is often appropriated from his extensive collection of one-of-a-kind antique daguerreotypes and mid-century snapshots. Each photograph in his acquisition is chosen because of its ability to simultaneously mirror intimate and universal facets of the human experience. “In a day and age when we are constantly being bombarded with immeasurable amounts of new imagery, I have chosen to create new art forms using vintage photographs that have been forgotten, lost or disregarded. This ambiguous, yet familiar collection of snapshots I have assembled traverses universal cultural themes such as nature, science, history and the physical form. My photography-based mixed media artwork relies heavily on the appropriation of these found images and their relationship to the contemporary world through the lens of popular culture.”

Employing a combination of technological and traditional processes in his paper-based creations gives Adam Collier Noel the opportunity to reinterpret the original history of the found image through an enhanced narrative. His inspiration is derived from the meaning inherent in the found images, as well as the materials with which he pairs them. Blue prints, letters of correspondence, receipts, book pages, etc. are often layered with the photographs to reflect the importance of paper as a transcript of human history and a place where ideas are written and discoveries are documented.

Building upon the rich history of the image creates a transcendence of time and a revitalization of the past, “Much of my work is about optics, ways of seeing and the grand tradition of photography. By appropriating and repurposing found images I give them a new life and a new narrative. I have often expressed that I may not necessarily be the photographer of these relics, but through my artistic interpretation I feel I am their curator.”

Recently, Adam Collier Noel traded representational imagery for bold abstraction in a new series of colorful paintings. Using his familiar grid composition, Noel explores formal compositional elements and color theory applications to achieve a rhythmic balance pleasing to the eye. He explains, “The grid has always been a consistent element throughout my artwork. It is a way of bringing order to chaos and organization to disarray. Each color within the framework is carefully chosen and layered to create slight tension with overall harmony."


Adam Collier Noel is an internationally collected artist who graduated from Herron School of Art & Design, Indianan University where he received his Bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. His work is in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Australia.

Noel is currently working from his studio in South Florida and exhibiting work in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Provincetown, MA; Calgary, AB; and Key West, FL galleries.


Art Wynwood: MAC Fine Art; Miami, FL

Season Preview: MAC Fine Art; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Season Preview: MAC Fine Art; Jupiter, FL

Art Fort Lauderdale: Arts United; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Art Explosion: Arts United; ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Art For Equality; White Porch Gallery; Miami, FL
Basel Broward: Juried Group Show; Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
Summer Heat VIII: Juried Group Show (Second Place); Tom Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL

Summer Heat VII: Juried Group Show; Tom Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
Catalyst; Curators: Michael Harris & Timothy Leistner, Fort Lauderdale, FL
I Saw My Life In A Stranger’s Face; Curator: Byron Swart, Pompano, FL

Red Dot; MAC Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Second Chances Group Exhibition; MAC Fine Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
BIG: Big Beautiful Art; ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Landlocked; Tedd’s Art Works, Wilton Manors, FL
XXL-Abstracts; MAC Fine Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Our Ends Are Our Beginnings; 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Summer Heat VI: Juried Group Show; Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
RedEye: Art Happening; ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Boy’s Club; Flagler Village Art Walk, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Where The Boys Are; Forré Fine Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The 11: A Collective; Indianapolis, IN
Summer Heat V: Juried Group Show (Best In Show Award); Rossetti Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
Flagler Village Art Walk; Studio Henning Haupt, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Second Saturday Art Walk; Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair; Palm Springs, CA
Art Palm Beach; Palm Beach, FL

Scope: Art Miami 2013; Evan Lurie Gallery, Miami, FL
Sixth Annual Juried Show; Sylvia White Gallery; Ventura, CA
New Male Works; Lyman-Eyer Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Art Comes Alive; Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
Kinsey Institute’s 8th Annual Juried Art Show; Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN
Decorators’ Show House and Gardens; Schnull-Rouch House, Indianapolis, IN
20th Annual Stutz Artist’s Open House; Indianapolis, IN

Sleep Event; Instillation collaboration with artist Debbie Smyth, London
8th Annual iDADA Members Exhibition; Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Solo Exhibition; Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Art Comes Alive (Purchase Award Winner); Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
19th Annual Stutz Artist’s Open House; Indianapolis, IN
Ten Yards Superbowl Exhibition; Stutz Art Space Gallery, Indianapolis, IN