Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
William Noland works in sculpture, photography and video. An Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Visual Art, he oversees William Noland Studios in Hillsborough, North Carolina. While at Duke, he served as a contributing photographer and editorial advisor for the journalistic/literary quarterly DoubleTake. He was the recipient of Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Grants for photography in 1997, 1999 and 2002, and for video in 2005. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture in 1987 and a Fulbright Scholar Award in Photography in 1995.
ExpertiseSculpture, photography, video, video design for theater
William Noland, J. S. “The Image World of Mao II.” The South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 103.1, Duke University Press, Dec. 2003, pp. 6–20.
William Noland, J. S. “Nice Modernist: As Good As Gold.” Dwell Magazine, vol. 4, no. 2, Nov. 2003.
William Noland, J. S. “My House.” Dwell Magazine, vol. Vol. 3, no. 4, Mar. 2003, pp. 33–36.
William Noland, M. “Art Deco in Charleston.” Architectural Digest, Dec. 2002.
Wilkin, Karen, and Karen Noland W. “An Inadvertent Vanguard.” The Hudson Review, vol. LV, 2002, pp. 105–13.
Arocena, Felipe, and William Noland. “Estamos tan cansados: Cuba vista por el sociólogo Felipe Arocena.” Brecha, Nov. 2000.
Where is Michael Dukakis?. Creator. (2005)
April 29th - May 5th
Surveillance 1. Creator. (2004)
"Surveillance 1", 31st Athens International Film & Video Festival, April 29th-May 3rd, 2004, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Screening of "Surveillance 1"; third prize in category of Experimental Video.
Alternative Communities. Designer, Performing artist. (2004)
"Alternative Communities", 2004, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham , NC
Video design & live video performance in multi-media concert for 25 musicians with music by composer Marc Faris.
Safe House. Designer. (2004)
"Safe House", 2004, Kennedy Theater, BTI Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
Video design for Burning Coal Theater's production of "Safe House" by playwright Lydia Stryk. Production of an 8-minute surveillance video.
Why Things Burn. Designer. (2003)
"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".
Set Design, Video Desi
Mao II. Designer. (2002)
"Mao II", Spring, 2002, Sheafer Theater, Duke University
Researched, shot and designed 3-screen digital video projections for the stage adaptation of Don DeLillo novel, MAO II.