Noelle Richard is a queer/trans visual artist based in Cleveland, Ohio, whose practice includes experimental video and comics. Noelle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing with an emphasis in Photo+Video from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) in 2017. After earning their degree, they studied LGBTQ* film in Germany on a Presidential Traveling Scholarship from CIA.
Noelle works on shorts and feature film projects in and around Cleveland, most recently as the 2nd Camera for Jacob Koestler’s feature film, Casual Water. They are currently the Preparator for the Progressive Art Collection, and served on the Selection Committee for the 43rd and 44th Cleveland International Film Festival.
In both their drawings and films, Noelle explores the psychological underbelly of the current social and environmental climate in the United States. Growing up in the midwest and traveling around the country as a visibly queer white person directly informs the tone and content of their work. They’ve self-published numerous books and zines, and table at comic and independent print conventions. Noelle’s video work is screened at galleries and film events throughout the United States and internationally. Their recent show through the Gordon Square Arts District, “no water,” was their first solo show.
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