Education

Spring 2019

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking         

Minor in Sculpture and Extended Media

Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond, VA 

 

Grants & Awards 

2019 VCUarts Painting and Printmaking Senior of the Year

2018-2019 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship

Solo Exhibitions    

                  

My Nightmares Haven't Adjusted to the Yuppie Lifestyle Yet

Red Amp Audio | 9 W Grace St, Richmond VA

Open Reception: 5-8pm, October 4, 2019

On View: October 4- November 30, 2019

 

Hard Times IV 

Anderson Gallery | 907 1/2 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA

Opening Reception: 5-7pm, October 13, 2017

On View: October 12-25, 2017

 

Bad Company

FAB 305 Gallery | 1000 W Broad St, Richmond VA

Opening Reception: 5-8pm, February 17, 2017

On View: February 16-26, 2017

Two and Three Person Exhibitions

CHAG-RIN

Two-person show with Ryan Dorsey

Circle Thrift & Art Space

400 W Broad St, Richmond VA

Reception: 6-8pm, June 7, 2019

On View: June 6- July 3, 2019

Atrophy Is The Only Truth

Three-person show with Madison Holt and Claudia Vincent

FAB 305 Gallery  

1000 W Broad St, Richmond VA

Reception: 6-8pm, October 18, 2017

On View: October 16-21, 2017

Group Exhibitions and Performances

Color! 

Gallery5 (online exhibition)

On View: September 3 - October 1, 2020

In Search of Charm- We Were Once Proud Creatures

Westover Place

5075 Forest Hill Ave. Richmond VA

Reception: 5-8pm, April 13, 2019

On View: April 13-21, 2019

https://arts.vcu.edu/paintingprintmaking/2019/04/05/senior-exhibition-reception/

 

VMFA: FUTURES

Workhouse Arts Center- Vulcan Gallery | 9518 Workhouse Rd, Lorton, VA

Reception: 6-8pm, July 14, 2018

On View: May 19- August 5, 2018

http://www.workhousearts.org/event/vmfafutures/

 

Embrace the Wrong

Virginia Interactive

119 W Broad St, Richmond, VA

Opening Reception: 5-8pm, December 1, 2017

On View: November 26, 2017- March 19, 2018

 

In Over Our Heads…

FAB 3rd Floor  

1000 W Broad St, Richmond VA

Opening Reception: 5-7pm, November 30, 2017

On View: November 29- December 7, 2017

 

SPARTS!

Cary St Gym- The MAC | 101 S Linden St, Richmond, VA

Run Time: 9-11:50am, November 21, 2017

http://arts.vcu.edu/sculpture/sparts/

 

Keep on Truckin’

Anderson Gallery

907 1/2 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA

Opening Reception: 6-8pm, November 11, 2017

On View: November 11-17, 2017

http://arts.vcu.edu/sculpture/keep-on-truckin-collaborative-vcu-gmu-intermediateadvanced-sculpture-show/

Body of Work  

Curated by Tim Williams

Anderson Gallery | 907 1/2 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA

Run Time: 8-9pm, July 7, 2017

 

Performing History

FAB Lobby

1000 W Broad St, Richmond VA

Opening Reception: 6-8pm, March 23, 2017

On View: March 22- April 3, 2017

http://arts.vcu.edu/sculpture/performing-history/

 

38th Annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show

White Stone Firehouse
578 Chesapeake Dr, White Stone, VA

Opening Reception: 6-8:30pm, March 17, 2017

On View: March 17-19, 2017

 

VCUarts Undergraduate Fine Arts Juried Exhibition

Anderson Gallery  

907 1/2 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA

Opening Reception: 5-8pm, March 25, 2016

On View: March 24- April 3, 2016

 

Bio

 

Born in White Stone, VA

Lives & works in Richmond, VA

 

Noah Hook is an interdisciplinary artist from White Stone, Virginia. He currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia; where he received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. He received a 2018 VMFA Undergraduate Fellowship and was named the 2019 VCU Painting and Printmaking Senior of the Year. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Anderson Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Westover Place, and the FAB 305 Gallery. He is also the Co-Director of the Rump Gallery, a rusty shed turned art space in his back yard, where he hosts and curates exhibitions by artists from around the country.

 

I am an artist exploring the ways pride and shame, privilege and disempowerment, growth and stagnancy, and faith and fear intertwine to affect people, populations, and the places they inhabit. With subjects such as whiteness, masculinity, sexuality, poverty, heritage, and violence at the forefront of my analysis; I examine my upbringing and current life in order to understand my place within history and our contemporary political landscape.

 

Through primarily video, painting, an sculpture I trace the histories and mythologies that combined to form the subjects (ranging from my own family to crab monsters living in the swamp) that I choose to examine. Often using my childhood home or surrounding marsh environment as a backdrop or stage for my characters; I examine the location’s perpetual state of deterioration, which I find to epitomize the self-proclaimed redneck culture I was raised in. By assigning worth to things such as oysters, stains, rope, and antlers; I am able to eliminate or further enforce dynamics of power. Antlers function as a symbol of perceived pride and dominance, while stains are signs of neglect and time moving on. These systems of power and value allow for comparisons to the real life systems that my work mimics and deviates from. I also examine the spaces I now find myself in – primarily upper class, institutional, white wall art spaces. I’m considering my relationship to these vastly different environments, and drawing out the many prejudices they hold against each other.

 

In short, I’m taking important memories, stories, relationships, and points of view from my life and injecting them into objects or fictitious beings for short periods of time. It’s my way of trying to make sense of things, with the hopes that my work can lead to discussions that tie into issues of a much larger scale.

Talks

VMFA: FUTURES Panel Discussion

Workhouse Arts Center- Vulcan Gallery |

9518 Workhouse Rd, Lorton, VA

6-8pm, July 14, 2018

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant

2019 VCUarts Summer Intensive Program

Morgan Herrin's 2D/3D groups

July 2019

Curatorial Experience

Rump Gallery

Co-Director and Curator

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