Noah Buchanan

Taught 2011, 2012

Scheduled to teach summer workshop 2013 Structure and Anatomy drawing classes

Noah Buchanan was born in 1976, raised in Southern California. In 1994, he began his artistic studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he studied classical painting and drawing as well as extensive studies in human anatomy. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 2000 from University of California, Santa Cruz where he studied closely under Frank Galuszka. In 2002, he received a Masters of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art where he studied with Martha Erlebacher, Steven Assael and Vincent Desiderio. Noah has received a number of awards and 4 Individual Artist Grants; the Stobart Foundation Grant, The Posey Foundation Award.The Stacey Award as well as the Sugarman Award. Other noteworthy awards include The Congressional Art Award and the Chancellor’s Award; University of California at Santa Cruz. Buchanan has participated in exhibitions in New York, Pennsylvania and California. He has exhibited internationally in London and Aberdeen, Scotland. His paintings and drawings are featured in private and public collections throughout the United States. The artist shows with John Pence Gallery in San Francisco and Artists’ House Gallery in Philadelphia. He teaches painting and drawing at colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in New York City. He currently lives in Manhattan where he teaches at the New York Academy of Art. His work is based in the academic tradition of the figure, and favors themes of the mythic, symbolic and heroic. He is primarily interested in depicting the human figure as an anatomical event, which houses the spirit of the human condition. 

EXHIBITIONS 2010 John Pence Gallery. The Human Figure. San Francisco, CA .Artists’ House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA. Artists’ House Gallery. Sound and Silence. Philadelphia, PA 2009. Medialia Gallery. The Protean Body. New York, NY Artists’ House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA2008 John Pence Gallery. Drawings. San Francisco, CA.  Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Shrine Dedication. La Crosse, WI. Triton Museum of Art. Still Life. Santa Clara, CA.2007 John Pence Gallery. Summer in San Francisco. Triton Museum of Art. Drawings: Visions, Surfaces and Beyond. Santa Clara, CA. John Pence Gallery. Drawings and Small Still Life. San Francisco, CA. Artists’ House Gallery. Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA. 2006 Artists’ House Gallery. December Small Works Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA.