Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Noah Doely

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Cedar Falls, IA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Through photography, sculpture, and video, Noah Doely's work explores the paradoxical relationship between seeing and believing. Doely has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), The San Diego Museum of Art, Locust Projects (Miami), The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Winter Park), Viafarini (Milan, Italy), Seattle Center on Contemporary Art, and the Des Moines Art Center. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, MacDowell, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Penumbra Foundation, and was a 2018 Iowa Artist Fellowship recipient. His work has appeared in various publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Burnaway Magazine. He is currently an associate professor of photography at the University of Northern Iowa.

Portrait by Karla Conrad



Noah Doely worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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