William Noland

William Noland

Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Education

  • A.B., Sarah Lawrence College 1977

Overview

William Noland has pursued independent careers in sculpture, photography and video. He has had numerous solo sculpture exhibitions nationally and internationally, has exhibited and published his photography widely, and in recent years has screened experimental documentary video work at number of international Film Festivals and other venues. He has also done video design for a growing number of multi-media theatrical productions. He was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in sculpture in 1987, a Fulbright Scholar Award in photography in 1995, and served as a contributing photographer and as an editorial advisor for the journalistic/literary quarterly DoubleTake.

Expertise

Sculpture, photography, video, video design for theater

Projects

Images of Images
Images of Images is a new series of photographs that entails an intimate and exacting examination of pre-existing photographic material. My images of images consider... read more »
Dream Room
A video installation by William Noland Dream Room examines the wired world in which we find ourselves, early in the 21st century. Individuals are seen in... read more »

Brighenti, AM. "Artveillance: At the Crossroads of Art and Surveillance." Surveillance & Society Vol. 7 (2010): 12-12.

Morefield, KR. "Camp Diaries (Noland, 2009)." Filmwell (online film blog); 1MoreFilmBlog (online film blog (April 2009). (Academic Article)

Halasz, P, and Noland W, . "Recommended reading: Plagens, Tatransky." Online journal From The Mayor’s Doorstep, No. 82 (2009).

Noland, W. "Seeing and Seen." Ed. R Coles and T Lee. DOUBLETAKE/POINTS OF ENTRY Spring/Summer 2007 (2007): 30-31.

Halasz, P, and Noland W, . "From the Mayor’s Doorstep." Online journal From The Mayor’s Doorstep, No. 76 (2007).

MacDonald, K, and Noland W, . "AnnArbor Film Festival Returns, free of censorship." The Michigan Daily (2007).

William Noland, . "Discoveries by Designers: Randall Tysinger." ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST (April 2005): 72-. (Academic Article)

William Noland, . "Cuban Stories." THE SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 103.1 (December 2003): 61-80. (Academic Article)

William Noland, . "The Image World of Mao II." THE SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY 103.1 (December 2003): 6-20. (Academic Article)

William Noland, . "Nice Modernist: As Good As Gold." DWELL Magazine 4.2 (November 2003): 62-. (Academic Article)

Pages

Seeing and Seen. Curator. (2003)

Abstract

"Seeing and Seen", April, 2003, John Hope Franklin Center, Durham, North Carolina
Exhibition of life-size photographic portraits of white-collar workers in New York, London and Paris.
Private Comments:

Solo Photography Exhibition. Life-size photograp

Camp Diaries. Creator. (2008)

Abstract

CAMP DIARIES is made up entirely of period material, merges two radically different archives to get at the underlying meaning of Japanese-American Internment and its continuing political relevance in a post-9/11 context. The first archive is made up of th

TOXIC DETROIT. Creator. (2012)

Abstract

Screening of Toxic Detroit in the program "New Documentary and Experimental Shorts", selected by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from among the award-winning films of the 31st Black Maria Film Festival.

UNSPOOLING TIME. Creator. (2011)

Abstract

2011-2012

Memory Leak. Creator. (2010)

Dans la nuit, des images. Creator. (2008)

Abstract

"Dans la nuit, des images", December 18 - 31, 2008, Grand Palais, Paris
A group exhibition organized for the French Presidency of the European Union in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains.

Scenes of Secrecy: Visual Studies on Suspicion, Intelligence, and Security. Creator. (2008)

Abstract

"Scenes of Secrecy: Visual Studies on Suspicion, Intelligence, and Security", in conjunction with the conference "Scenes of Secrecy: Interdisciplinary Inquiries on Suspicion, Intelligence and Security.", October 16th, 2008 - January 4, 2009, Center For Do

American Landscape. Creator. (2003)

Abstract

2003-2007

Cuba. Creator. (1999)

Abstract

Cuba, Armory Gallery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia

Monumental Sculpture-William Noland & Irwin Kremen. Creator. (2007)

Abstract

Monumental Sculpture-William Noland & Irwin Kremen, March 22, 2007 - June 17, 2007, Atrium, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

Three large-scale sculptures produced over the past decade with artist and Duke emeritus professor of psychology Irwin Kremen

Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection. Creator. (2001)

Abstract

"Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection", Fall, 2001, Portland Museum of Art
(Sculpture) Group Exhibition

Why Things Burn. Designer. (2003)

Abstract

"Why Things Burn", 2003, Sheafer Theater, Duke University
Set Design, Video Design and wide-screen digital projections for a stagning of playwright Marlane Meyer's Los Angeles/Neo-Nazi drama "Why Things Burn".
Private Comments:

Set Design, Video Desi

TEAHAD. Creator. (2012)

Abstract

Screening of TEAHAD, April, 2012, Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio
Screening of work-in-progress entitled Teahad in the program "Tea, Parties & Americans"

Now You See Me. Designer. (2011)

Abstract

Now You See Me, March, 2011, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC

Video design for playwright and Duke Theater Studies Professor Neal Bell’s play examining the intersection of reality television, privacy, voyeurism and terminal illness. Directed by Jody

The Beatification of Area Boy. Designer. (2010)

Abstract

Video Design, October, 2010,
“The Beatification of Area Boy”, Video Design, playwright-in-residence Wole Soyinka, director Jody McAullife, Reynolds Theater, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. October 21-24 and 28-31.
Private Comments: “The Beati

Early Summer Nerves. Creator. (2008)

Empire. Creator, Director. (2007)

Abstract

Empire, May 02, 2007, 34th Athens International Film & Video Festival

Empire

A video by William Noland

Empire takes place in London at Sir Christopher Wren’s renowned 300 year-old Chelsea Royal Hospital. The military facility is populated by elderl

Striding Towards Silence. Creator. (2007)

Abstract

Striding Towards Silence, April 21, 2007 - April 22, 2007, Reynolds Theater, Duke University

STRIDING TOWARDS SILENCE is a new work by Clay Taliaferro for 13 dancers, performed to a sound score including speech, guitar, Paraguayan harp, lemurs and pe

Learning to See. Creator. (2007)

Abstract

Learning to See: Alex Harris, William Noland, Tom Rankin, February 19, 2007 - May 15, 2007, Allen Building Gallery, Duke University

Looking back through time at a formative version of oneself is instructive. I used photography as a means of embedding

Occulted. Creator. (2007)

Abstract

2007-2008

WARTIME. Creator. (2006)

Abstract

WARTIME, USA, April 28, 2006, 33rd Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio

A video by William Noland

Airports, a mall, a Starbucks, a casino, street scenes and television seen from bed--these are the vehicles for an examination of A

Surveillance 3. Creator. (2006)

Pages

Selected Grants

Surveillance Societies awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2007

(98-0600) Cuba in the Post-Soviet Era: A Photographic Study awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998

Fall 2015

The Photobook (ARTSVIS 249S.01)
Carr 240, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Advanced Visual Practice (ARTSVIS 497S.01)
West Duke 106, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
The Photobook (VMS 350S.01)
Carr 240, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Advanced Visual Practice (VMS 497S.01)
West Duke 106, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Spring 2015

Sculpture (ARTSVIS 210.01)
Sculpture 001, TuTh 01:25 PM-03:25 PM
The Ongoing Moment (ARTSVIS 630.01)
Smith Wrhs 228, Tu 06:15 PM-09:15 PM

Fall 2014

The Photographic Portfolio (ARTSVIS 222S.01)
Smith 228, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Advanced Visual Practice (ARTSVIS 497S.01)
Sculpture 001, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
The Photographic Portfolio (ARTSVIS 655S.01)
Smith 228, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Advanced Visual Practice (VMS 497S.01)
Sculpture 001, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Spring 2014

The Ongoing Moment (ARTSVIS 630.01)
Smith 228, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Sculpture (ARTSVIS 210.01)
Sculpture 001, TuTh 03:05 PM-05:05 PM