Biography/Resume

Raphael Vincent Noz

biography

Born in Los Angeles, California 1964
Currently lives in San Francisco, CA

education

degrees
Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Performance
California College of the Arts, San Francisco California 2009

Master of Science, Early Childhood Development
Wheelock College, Boston Massachusetts 1996

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington 1986

studies
studies in drawing, painting, photography and design
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts 1991

studies in drawing, painting, photography and design
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island 1989

studies in painting, drawing, photography and art history
Gonzaga-in-Florence, Florence Italy 1984 – 85

resume of exhibitions

upcoming

Documenting Performance leading a panel discussion
as part of Theaster Gates’ piece Holding Court
at Radical Presence,
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Recreating Barbara’s Bus Piece for Mission on Mission
organized by Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2015
Awkward Threesome
Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Laughter Yoga, Heavy Breathing, 
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Theory-oke, as part of RDX Games
Root Division, San Francisco, CA

performance / exhibition with We Players
SF Maritime Museum, San Francisco, CA

Project Satellite   Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2014
Pictures, Featuring Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

Introductions 2014  Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Double Portrait, at Perform Chinatown  Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

Bay Area Now 7, July- September 2014
Artwork selected for BAAWA

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Now 7, August 2014
Curator of “Clinic: Transformation”
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA


The Possible, with the collective, The Something
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Converge: New Year’s Collaborative Work, performer
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

2013
residency/performance, November 2013
Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Beatnik Meteors, performer, November 2013
Di Rosa Museum, Napa, CA

Double Portrait, August 2013
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego CA

In Search of the Miraculous, August 2013
Helena Hallway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Cortezuma performances and The Something, June 2013
Marfa, Texas

A Night of Puppets, May 2013
Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Night Light, with J. Hurty and B. Vilmain, April 2013
SomARTS, San Francisco, CA

Mords, with Shaun O’Dell, J. Hurty and B. Vilmain, March 2013
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

Translocura, curated by John Jota Leaños, Jan 2013
Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA

2012
The Something, with Justin Carl Hurty and Ben Vilmain
at The Renoir Hotel / The Luggage Store Gallery SF, CA

The Something, J. Hurty and B. Vilmain and Shaun O’Dell
Will Brown Gallery, SF, CA

2010
Better to Die On Your Feet… curated by Mario Ybarra Jr.
Self Help Graphics, East Los Angeles, CA

Dream/Play, with Delfina Piretti
WorkSpace LTD, San Francisco, CA

American Orifice, with Rajkamal Kahlon
Arttransponder, Berlin Germany

2009
Illusion Helps, curated by James Gobel
Orange Alley Projects, San Francisco

Interim Infills, curated by Sally Szwed
outdoor site in San Francisco, California

Closing Performance
Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, California

MFA Thesis Exhibition,
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California

and various galleries and sites, and museums from 1992- 2008

residencies, awards, etcetera

Latino Teaching Artist Fellowship 2013-14
Root Division, San Francisco, CA

Guest Artist Lecturer, painting 2013
San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

Jailcell Residency Nov 2013
Alterspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Guest Artist Lecturer, Sculpture 2013
Chico State University, Chico, CA

First Prize National Juried Exhibition/one-person show 2000
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

curating

BAN 7 Clinic: Object of Transformation
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA

Helena Hallway Gallery 2013-14
San Francisco, CA

RAPHAEL VINCENT NOZ

My work deals with the ancient conflict of Europe and America, as played out in the drama of the fall of Mexico at the hands of the Spanish Conquistadors.  This ancient history produced the Mexican ‘mestizo’ race of people who are not just indigenous and not just Spanish.
As an adult, I became very interested in my Mexican heritage, and began using the inspiration of its artistic expressions to explore my own themes.

I attended California College of the Arts in San Francisco, receiving a Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 2009. Having explored many new avenues including performance work during my time at CCA, my focus is shifting now to the printed word, and to constructions of shaped sheet metal.

I am finding inspiration in the mexican tradition of ‘hoja de lata’, or hammered tin, and am coming up with wall mounted shaped constructions of vessels and domestic objects.

Other recent inspirations for my work come from the finding of a very old letter by a friend of mine, which arrived at his house many many years after it was sent.  I became fascinated by the idea of a message being  lost somewhere only to find its place years later.  I have been creating ‘antique’ letters using a very old typewriter and leaving them at galleries.