Portrait of Terence La Noue
Gift of Kenneth Tyler 2002
Photographer: Marabeth COHEN-TYLER

Terence la Noue worked extensively at Tyler Graphics from 1987 to 1993 and is represented in the National Gallery’s Kenneth Tyler Collection by a large body of work made in 1987 and 1991. He was born in Indiana in 1941 and trained at the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware and the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Berlin. La Noue’s work is characterised by an intensive layering process, which was well accommodated by the Tyler workshop. The artist found that through collaboration with Ken Tyler and workshop staff he could achieve the heavily textured effects of his paintings in print.

In 1987 la Noue completed the Ritual series of 11 edition prints and 14 monographs. The works draw upon themes and symbols from la Noue’s wide travels, recalling African masks, Mexican weavings, and motifs from India, Nepal and Central America.
Emilie Owens


Born in Hammond, Indiana, United States of America

Receives Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware First solo exhibition, Denison University, Granville

Receives Fulbright Master Student Fellowship to attend Hochschule für Bildende Künst, Berlin, West Germany; solo exhibition, Galerie Springer, Berlin, West Germany

Included in exhibition, Munson‑Williams‑Proctor Art Institute, Utica, New York

Receives Masters of Fine Arts from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Assistant Professor of Art, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Receives National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art, La Guardia Community College, City University of New York, New York

Receives New York City Department of Cultural Affairs grant Included in exhibition, New acquisitions, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Included in exhibitions: Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Paris Biennale, originating at Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France

Included in exhibitions:  Musee d'Art et Archeologie, Toulon, France; Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Solo exhibition, Fabian Carlson Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden; included in exhibition, Post Minimalism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield; included in travelling exhibition, Carnegie International: 1982-1983, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh

Receives John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Solo exhibition, Terence La Noue: Recent Paintings and Drawings, Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois; included in exhibition, The American Artist as Printmaker: the 23rd Annual Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Receives National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Included in travelling exhibition, Abstract painting re‑defined, originating at Louis Miesel Gallery, New York

Included in exhibition, Public and private: American prints today, the 24th national print exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Completes the Ritual Series prints and monoprints at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York First solo exhibition, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York; included in exhibitions, A view of a workshop: selections from Tyler Graphics, 1974-1987, Katonah Gallery, Katonah

Completes the Tarantella Series of monoprints at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York Solo exhibitions,  Amerika Haus, Berlin; Galerie Springer, Berlin; included in exhibition, The Combination Print: 1980’s, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit

Completes the Castle of the Winds Series of monoprints at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York Included in exhibitions: Ken Tyler: 25 Glorious Years, Heland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm; Projects and portfolios: the 25th national print exhibition, The Brooklyn Museum, New York

Solo exhibition, Terence La Noue: new work, André Emmerich Gallery, New York; included in The readymade boomerang: certain relations in 20th century art, Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia

Completes August Series as well as editions of Fingal’s Cave, Search for Atlantis and Prosperous voyage, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York Solo exhibitions, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Keeser‑Bohbot, Hamburg, Germany; Galerie Charchut und Werth, Düsseldorf, Germany

Completes edition of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York Included in travelling exhibitions: Innovation in collaborative printmaking: Kenneth Tyler 1963-1992, originating at Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan; Collaborations: recent work from Tyler Graphics, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield

Completes edition of Beyond the shore, at Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New YorkIncluded in exhibition, 20th International print biennial, International Center for Graphics Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Completes edition of Red Mist Rising, at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York

Included in exhibition, Selections from Tyler Graphics Ltd., Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Georgia

Solo exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Solo exhibition, Layers concealed and revealed, Tucson Museum of Art, ArizonaTerence La Noue currently lives and works in New York, New York and Patagonia, Arizona, United States of America

Included in exhibition, Print matters: the Kenneth E. Tyler gift, Tate Modern, London, and Tate Modern, Liverpool, England; solo exhibition, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, Arizona

Solo exhibitions, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Included in exhibition, AmplePROOF, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Included in exhibition, Pushing paint around: selections from the permanent collection, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

Solo exhibitions: Terence La Noue: tributaries, Colton & Farb Gallery, Houston, Texas; Terence La Noue: recent works, Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon; included in exhibition, Works from the collection of Frank K. Ribelin, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

Solo exhibition, New paintings, Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Included in exhibition, A presentation of art treasures, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, Texas.

Terence La Noue currently lives and works in Arizona, Vermont and Paris.

Barbara Delano © Tyler Graphics Ltd., revised Kate Buckingham, 2006; revised Julia Greenstreet, 2014

This chronology provides an overview of selected biographical information, major solo and group exhibitions held within the artist's own lifetime.

Further information will be added to this site as the National Gallery proceeds with its research and documentation.

Last updated January 2017