Noel W Anderson is a professor and Area Head of Printmedia ay New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Originally from Louisville, KY, Anderson received his BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University; he holds two MFA’s from Indiana University and Yale University. Anderson’s research initiatives have led to national and international scholarly presentations. He was recently published in October Journal. His works have been exhibited at The Studio Museum of Harlem, Tilton Gallery (NYC), Zidoun/Bossuyt (Luxembourg), and the Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS). Anderson was recently a recipient of a Jerome Prize and NYFA Fellowship. Anderson's work explores the tangled historical relationships between weaving, screen culture, and representation of black masculinity. During his time as a Camargo resident, Noel Anderson will work on a series of small and large scale tapestries, while doing research on the history of 17th and 18th century french weaving.
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Noel W Anderson was in residence from May 20 to June 17, 2019 in partnership with the Jerome Foundation.
Rethreading Black Masculinity
Tapestry artist Noel W Anderson conducted research at the Musee des Tapisseries in Aix-en-Provence. By cataloging, photographing, drawing and notetaking, Anderson focused his time on documenting the materiality of the 17th and 18th French weavings found in the Museum collection. He intended on incorporating material choices, observed at the museum, in the weaving of his tapestries.