Noah Buchanan
 
 

Noah Buchanan

 

Noah Buchanan was born in 1976, raised in Southern California.

In 1994, he began his artistic studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he studied classical painting and drawing as well as extensive studies in human anatomy. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 2000 from University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied closely under Frank Galuszka. In 2002, he received a Masters of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art where he studied with Martha Erlebacher, Steven Assael and Vincent Desiderio.

Noah has received a number of awards and 4 Individual Artist Grants; the Stobart Foundation Grant, The Posey Foundation Award,The Stacey Award as well as the Sugarman Award. Other noteworthy awards include The Congressional Art Award and the Chancellor's Award, University of California at Santa Cruz.

Noah Buchanan has participated in exhibitions in New York, Pennsylvania and California. He has exhibited internationally in London and Aberdeen, Scotland. His paintings and drawings are featured in private and public collections throughout the United States. The artist shows with John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. He teaches painting and drawing at several colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Los Angeles.

His work is based in the academic tradition of the figure, and favors themes of the mythic, symbolic and heroic. He is primarily interested in depicting the human figure as an anatomical event, which houses the spirit of the human condition.

 

EDUCATION

2002

MFA : New York Academy of Art. New York, NY

2000

BA : University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA

1994 - 1996

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

Scottish National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2017. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

 

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2017. Sunderland, UK.

2017

National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2017. London, UK 2017.

 

Exeter City Art Gallery. BP Portrait Award 2017. Exeter, UK.

 

Chris Winfield Gallery. Nocturne. Carmel, CA.

 

Marbury NYC. Argentum: Contemporary Silverpoint. New York, NY.

2016

Dacia Gallery. Drawings, Group Exhibition. New York, NY.

 

National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Award Exhibiton. London, UK. 2016.

 

Scottish National Portrait Gallery. BP Portrait Award Exhibiton. Edinburgh, Scotland. 2016.

 

Usher Gallery. BP Portrait Award Exhibiton. Lincoln, UK. 2016

 

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. BP Portrait Award Exhibiton. Leicester, UK. 2016.

 

Sesnon Gallery/Blitzer Gallery. UCSC Faculty Exhibition. Santa Cruz, CA 2016.

 

Blitzer Gallery. Catamaran Literary Reader Exhibition. Santa Cruz, CA. 2016.

2015

Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art. Solo Exhibition. Missouri Valley College. Marshall, MO

 

John Pence Gallery. Still Life Group Exhibition. San Francisco, CA

 

John Pence Gallery. Figure and Interiors Group Exhibition. San Francisco, CA.

2014

John Pence Gallery. Drawings. San Francisco, CA.

 

John Pence Gallery. Figures. San Francisco, CA.

 

John Pence Gallery. Still Life and Trompe L’Oeil. San Francisco, CA.

2013

Artists' House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Bergamot. Faculty Show. Los Angeles, CA.

2012

John Pence Gallery. Solo Exhibition. San Francisco, CA.

 

Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.

 

John Pence Gallery. Persons of Interest. San Francisco, CA.

2011

John Pence Gallery. Trompe-L’Oeil. San Francisco, CA.

 

Fresno Musuem of Art. California: Landscape of Dreams. Fresno, CA.

 

Artists’ House Gallery. Celebration of Music. Philadelphia, PA.

 

John Pence Gallery. West Coast Painters. San Francisco, CA.

2010

Medialia Gallery. Conceptually Sound. New York, NY

 

John Pence Gallery. The Human Figure. San Francisco, CA

 

Artists' House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

 

Artists' House Gallery. Sound and Silence. Philadelphia, PA

2009

Medialia Gallery. The Protean Body. New York, NY

 

Artists' House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

2008

John Pence Gallery. Drawings. San Francisco, CA.

 

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Shrine Dedication. La Crosse, WI.

 

Triton Museum of Art. Still Life. Santa Clara, CA.

2007

John Pence Gallery. Summer in San Francisco. San Francisco, CA.

 

Triton Museum of Art. Drawings: Visions, Surfaces and Beyond. Santa Clara, CA.

 

John Pence Gallery. Drawings and Small Still Life. San Francisco, CA.

 

Artists' House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.

2006

Artists' House Gallery. December Small Works Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Artists' House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Chris Winfield Gallery. Intimate Landscape. Carmel, CA

 

New York Academy of Sciences. Academy Anatomy. New York, NY

 

New York Academy of Art. Salon 2006. New York, NY

 

Sesnon Gallery. Faculty Show. University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

 

John Pence Gallery. Interiors. San Francisco, CA

 

John Pence Gallery. Summer in San Francisco. San Francisco, CA

2005

Artists' House Gallery. December Small Works Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

 

John Pence Gallery. Valentines. San Francisco, CA

 

John Pence Gallery. Summer in San Francisco. San Francisco, CA

 

John Pence Gallery. Paint What You Want. San Francisco, CA

2004

John Pence Gallery. Bay Area Realists. San Francisco, CA

 

John Pence Gallery. Tromp L'Oeil. San Francisco, CA

 

UCSC Arboretum. The Natural Gaze. University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

 

Artists' House Gallery. One- person show. Philadelphia, PA

2003

Arnot Art Museum. Re-Presenting Representation. Elmira, NY

 

Artists' House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

 

More Gallery. Drawing Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

2002

Artists' House Gallery. December Small Works Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

 

More Gallery. Small Treasures. Philadelphia, PA

 

National Portrait Gallery, London. British Petroleum Portrait Award Exhibition. London, England

 

Aberdeen Art Gallery. British Petroleum Portrait Award Exhibition. Aberdeen, Scotland

 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. US Artists: 15 Exposures. Philadelphia, PA

 

New York Academy of Art. Graduate Student Exhibition. New York, NY

2001

Artists' House Gallery. Group Show. Philadelphia, PA

 

Rene Lezard. Paint the Town Red. New York, NY

 

New York Academy of Art. Student Exhibition. New York, NY

1999, 2000

Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery. Novas Show, juried exhibition. Santa Cruz, CA

1996

Museum of American Art. Annual Student Exhibition, juried exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

1993 - 1994

United States Congress. Congressional Art Award Exhibition, juried exhibition. Washington, D.C

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Full Time Professor of Drawing and Painting. Curriculum development for NASAD accreditation.

2013

Cal State University Long Beach. Intermediate Life Drawing; Foundation Life Drawing.

2013

New York Academy of Art, Graduate Program. New York, NY. Anatomical Drawing

2009 – 2010

Bay Area Classical Artists' Atelier. San Carlos, CA. Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Portrait Painting, Artistic Anatomy.

2012 - Present

University of California at Santa Cruz. Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Landscape Painting.

2003 - Present

Skyline College. South San Francisco. Figure Drawing; Portraiture I/II.

2008 – 2012

College of San Mateo. San Mateo, CA. Figure Drawing; Portrait Drawing I/II; Painting I/II

2004 - Present

Cabrillo College. Santa Cruz, CA. Figure Drawing; Drawing and Composition; Figure Painting.

2003-2012

Monterey Peninsula College. Figure Drawing; Form and Composition.

2005-2006

Abbey Road Summer Abroad Program, Florence.  Drawing. Florence, Italy.

2005

Frick Collection. New York, NY. Sunday Sketch Program. Visiting Instructor

2010

PUBLICATIONS

2017

The Figurative Artists Handbook by Robert Zeller, Monacelli Studio, 2017.

2016

Huffington Post. “Noah Buchanan, Proves that Knowledge is Power with His Immaculate Body of Work.” Written by Samantha Matcovsky, Arts Writer. February 2, 2016

 

Bellus Magazine. “The Art of Anatomy with Noah Buchanan”. Written by Cara Vincent. April 12, 2016.

2015

Catamaran Literary Reader. Volume 3, Issue 2. Summer 2015.

2015

Figural Movement: Poets and Artists. (Quarterly Magazine) Curated by F. Scott Hess. April 2015.

2014

The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture. Edited by Margaret McCann. Rizzoli Publications, New York, 2014.

 

Image Magazine. "Noah Buchanan and the Renewal of Mystery". 15-page article, 8 paintings reproduced. Summer 2014, Issue 81. Image Magazine, Seattle, WA.

2012

500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award. National Portrait Gallery. 2012.

2010

Drawing Magazine. "Using the Figure to Pose Major Questions". 10 page article. Fall 2010. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

 

Star Wars Art: Visions. Lucasfilm/Abrams Publishing.

2009

American Art Collector. Article and Interview. August 2009. International Artist Publishing, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ

2007

American Art Collector. Full-page reproduction. January 2007, Issue 15, page 195. International Artist Publishing, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ

2002

American Arts Quarterly. Cover. Fall 2002 issue. Volume 19, number 4. Newington - Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. New York, NY

AWARDS

2012

Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Award of Excellence. Philadelphia, PA

2004

Sugarman Foundation. Individual Artists' Grant. Novato, CA

2002

Prince of Wales Fellowship. Travel Scholarship. Normandy, France

2002

Stobart Foundation Award. Individual Artists' Grant. Boston, MA

2001

Book of the Year Award. Visionary Retailer's Alliance. (Awarded for illustrations in Spirit Animals, Dawn Publications. 2000)

 

Ben Franklin Award. Publisher's Marketing Association. (Awarded for illustrations in Spirit Animals, Dawn Publications. 2000)

 

Posey Foundation Scholarship Award. Individual Artists' Grant. "Posey Scholar". Selby Foundation, Sarasota, FL

 

Stacey Scholarship Award. . Individual Artists' Grant. National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Oklahoma City, OK

2000 - 2002

New York Academy of Art Scholarship. Full Scholarship. New York, NY

2000

Chancellor's Award. Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Art. University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Dean's Award. Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Art. University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Irwin Project Scholarship. Baskin Visual Arts Dept. University of California, Santa Cruz

1998

American Bookseller's Association. Pick of the List Award. (Awarded for Illustrations in Places of Power, Dawn Publications. 1998)

 

Ben Franklin Award. Publisher's Marketing Association. (Awarded for Illustrations in Places of Power, Dawn Publications. 1998)

1996

Cadwalader Portrait Prize. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, PA

1993

Congressional Art Award. U.S. Congress. Washington, D.C

NOTED COMMISSIONS

2007 – 2008

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. La Crosse, WI. 2 Shrine Paintings: St. Maria Goretti, St. Faustina (altar pieces). 11’ x 4½’ each.

2006

County of San Mateo Coroner’s Office. 12 anatomical figure diagrams for use in forensic investigation. San Mateo County, CA

2010

Star Wars Art: Visions. Lucasfilm. Santa Rosa, CA. Exhibition TBA.