Margaret Noble

[Artist Studio]

Born: Waco, Texas
Lives: San Diego, California

Born in Texas and raised in San Diego, Margaret Noble's artwork has been exhibited across the United States and abroad in Austria and Germany. Noble's art has been featured on PBS and positively reviewed in the San Diego Union Tribune, Wired, and San Francisco Weekly. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA in Sound Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Noble has been awarded the International Governor's Grant (2007), the Hayward Prize (2007), and the Creative Catalyst Fellowship (2012). Noble's artistic residencies include the MAK Museum in Vienna and at the Salzburg Academy of Fine Art. Her current exhibition, 44th and Landis, is on view through January 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

Margaret Noble's work is influenced by the beat-driven dance culture of southern California during the 1980s. This inspiration led her to perform as an electronic music DJ in the underground club community of Chicago for several years during the late nineties. In 2004, Noble branched out from the dance floor into more experimental interests and created a monthly arts showcase called Spectacle in Chicago; during this period, she performed and produced experimental works with a variety of cutting edge new-media artists. Her interdisciplinary work resides at the intersection of sound, performance art, video and installation. Fascinated by the power of sound and media to affect an audience's experience viscerally, Noble weaves together processed abstract sounds and voices with visual forms and motion.


  • MFA, Sound Art
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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