About Philip Noyed

Philip Noyed is an innovative multi-media artist living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He creates luminous abstract photographs, geometric light box illuminations, videos, paintings and mixed media installations. His art work represents the quintessential contemporary art movement making use of creative technology that is changing the way art is viewed today.

Bold colors, light, and high-voltage geometric compositions characterize his versatile artworks that he transforms into wall-mounted or free-standing sculptural objects.

About his artistic Process

Noyed's art is printed as translucent Lambda C-type transparencies, surface-mounted to clear acrylic, framed in white acrylic, and back lit by LEDs or fluorescent lights.

About his process he explains, "I begin by photographing subjects, usually my own oil paintings, at slow shutter speeds, transforming hard-edged, dimensional shapes into vibrant light-emitting compositions." The artist then reworks the photographic images using digital technology, to enhance the color, saturation, temperature and form. "I also skew, distort, cut, replicate and merge the sampled images, creating new kaleidoscopic shapes."

A Myriad of animated transitions

Noyed provides viewers with a mesmerizing experience as a myriad of transitions occur naturally as light passes through the art work. When viewed with 3-D glasses the animated surfaces of his paintings become more hypnotic. His kinetic images provide a dynamic presence that grace many residential and corporate spaces. They combine a modern architectural sensibility with the power to induce relaxation.

geometric Illuminations

Noyed's background as a ceramic artist and also an expressionist painter have imbued his artwork with dimension and movement.  In addition to skillful application of design elements, color has always been a constant source of inspiration for the artist.

His "Geometric Illuminations" series demonstrate the culmination of his exploration of light, color and space. Accurately named, they successfully embrace the essence of of geometric abstract painting and produce a light-filled ambiance.

Exhibitions and accolades

Noyed has been selected to create two major light and color light installations at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. 

Noyed's many one-person and group exhibitions include: Minneapolis Convention Center, Featured artist at Art Spectrum Miami, Bashimi Art House Gallery, in Salzburg, Austria; Caelum Gallery and Manhattan Arts International in New York City, and Red Bluff Art Gallery, in California;  Aria, The Marsh Gallery and Jungle Red Gallery, in in Minnesota; the Phipps Center for the Arts, in Hudson. He was also selected to create the Rainbow Pyramid Light Experience Installation for Northern Spark at Northrup and at Art Miami.

The artist has been featured in several media including being featured on Minnesota Original Public TV show, KFAI Radio, Lake Minnetonka TV, Manhattan Arts International, Visual Art Beat Magazine, Lake of the Isles Magazine, St. Louis Park Magazine, Lake Minnetonka Magazine. He has also won many national and international awards for his outstanding work in graphic design, digital design, video and brand development.  He has is a published author on Art and Healing.

poetic works of art

Noyed's images are poetic and tranquil in nature as exemplified in the piece titled "Improv Triptych in Blue, Magenta, Green and White".  The atmospheric qualities of his art are always prevalent.

Philip Noyed received a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Hamline University. His perspective on art is influenced by living in Japan for three years where he studied ceramics, calligraphy and Noh Theater.

He is clearly a visionary and pioneer in art, design as well as the performing arts. He was the first American to perform at the National Noh Theater in Tokyo, Japan.

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