photo by Amber Ford

photo by Amber Ford


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 Assistant Director/B Camera for Jacob Koestler’s forthcoming SPACES R&D project. They are currently the Preparator for the Progressive Art Collection, and serve on the Selection Committee for the 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 tables at comic and independent print conventions. Noelle’s video work is screened at galleries and film events throughout the United States and internationally. Their upcoming show through the Gordon Square Arts District, “no water,” will be their first solo show.



noellexrichard (at) gmail (dot) com
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