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American Artist Didier Nolet

EDUCATION

1972 to 1980 Diplome Superieur d’Art Plastique Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts Paris, France (the equivalent of the American Masters Degree).

ONE-MAN SHOWS

2013 “Mystic Landscapes” Spectrum Fine Art Gallery Highwood, IL
“Totally Different” Didier Nolet & Diane Ponder Studio Didier Nolet Chicago, IL
2012 “Memories of Provence and Other Places” Franklin Framing Blue Island, IL
2011 “Time Freeze” State Street Gallery Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL
2010 “Turmoil and Peace of Mind” The Art Center Highland Park, IL
2009 “A Twist on Nature” Heller Nature Center Highland Park, IL
2008
Deerfield Art League
Lake Forest, IL
2007
“Artropolis” The Artist Project
Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL
2006 “Paintings and Drawings” Vanderpoel Museum Chicago, IL
“Paintings and Drawings” Mornea Gallery Evanston,IL
“Small Paintings” Perimeter Gallery Chicago,IL
2005 “Nature’s Renderings” Elmhurst Art Museum Elmhurst, IL
“Memory and the Poetics of Landscape”
H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art
Carthage College Kenosha, WI
“French Flair” The Art Center Highland Park, IL
2004 “Looking for the Past” Perimeter Gallery Chicago, IL
“Spirit of the Land”
College of Lake County Robert T. Wright Gallery Grayslake, IL

Stevenson High School Lincolnshire, IL
“Moodscapes”

Center for Visual and Performing Arts Munster, IN
2003 “A Second Look”
Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL

Concordia University Ferguson Art Gallery River Forest, IL

Unilever Corporate Gallery Rolling Meadows, IL
2002 “Reflection On My Moods”
Shona Gallery Laguna Beach, Ca

Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
2001 “Full Circle”
Lydon Fine Art Chicago, IL

Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
“Evergreen” Ann Nathan Gallery Chicago, IL
“The Ideal Landscape” Loyola University Chicago, IL
2000

Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
1999 Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, AZ
“Views II” Ann Nathan Gallery Chicago, IL

University Club of Chicago
1998 Suzanne Brown Galleries Scottsdale, AZ
1995 Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL
“Transitions” Eva Cohon Gallery Chicago, IL
1994 Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
1992 Marilyn Pearl Gallery New York, NY
1991 MC Gallery Minneapolis, MN
Rockford Art Museum Rockford, IL
Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
1990 Marilyn Pearl Gallery New York, NY
“Dreams of a Man Awake” Chicago Cultural Center
1989 Alliance Francaise Chicago, IL
1988 Union League Club Chicago, IL
1987 Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
1983 Contemporary Art Workshop Chicago, IL
1979 First Time Gallery Paris, France
1977 Cite International des Arts Paris, France

GROUP SHOWS

2013 “Renaissance” New Material Art Fair Miami Beach, FL
“Art at City Hall” Highland Park City Hall Highland Park, IL
Art Exhibit Celebrating Daley Center Law Library’s 50th Anniversary Chicago, IL
Atelier Didier Nolet A show of Didier Nolet and his students’ work Old Town Art Center Chicago, IL
The Art of Human Rights benefiting Heartland Alliance Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts Chicago, IL
2012 “The Magic Garden” Outdoor display of large scale 3D painted fiberglass forms Highland Park, IL
2009
Art Chicago
Chicago Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL

“Seen”
Oak Park Art League Oak Park, IL
2008
“The Blue Plate Special”
August House Chicago, IL

“Café Paris to Café Chicago
August House Chicago, IL
2007
“Not Just Landscape”
The Art Center Highland Park, IL
2006 “Got Cow? Cattle in America 1820 to 2000” Hudson River Museum Yonkers, NY
“Made in France” The Art Center Highland Park, IL
2004 Art Chicago Navy Pier Chicago, IL
“Chicago Images” Frederick Baker Gallery Chicago, IL
Chicago Art Open Vietnam Veterans Art Museum Chicago, IL
2003 Member & Staff Shows Suburban Fine Arts Center Highland Park, IL
22nd Annual Juried Art Show Wilmette Library Willmette, IL
Chicago Art Open Chicago, IL
“Options” Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, IL
“Flights of Imagination” An Artist-Made Kite Show Chicago Cultural Center
“Animal Images” The Anti-Cruelty Society Chicago, IL
New Members Show Northwest Cultural Council Rolling Meadows, IL
“Legacy” Chicago Society of Artists Members Show Brickton Gallery Park Ridge, IL
2002 Lydon Fine Art Chicago, IL
12” x 12” Suburban Fine Arts Center Highland Park, IL
Chicago Art Open Chicago, IL
Shona Gallery Laguna Beach, CA
2001 “Between Earth and Sky” O’Hare International Airport Chicago, IL
“Works on Paper” The Armory New York, NY
1999 “Views” Ann Nathan Gallery Chicago, IL
1994 MC Gallery Minneapolis, MN
52nd Annual Juried Exhibition Sioux City Art Center Sioux City, IA
Chicago International Art Exhibition Chicago, IL
1992 “The Challenge of the Landscape” Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
“Disquieting Landscapes” Quincy Art Center Quincy, IL
“Art Show IV” Ruschman/Elliot Interior Design Winnetka, IL
“New Horizons in Art” Old Orchard Gallery Skokie, IL
“The Emotional Landscape: A Reflection on the Environment” David Adler Cultural Center Libertyville, IL
“New Acquisitions” Union League Club of Chicago Chicago, IL
1991 Contemporary Midwestern Landscapes University Club of Chicago
“The Emotional Landscape” A traveling exhibition by nine Illinois artists State of Illinois Center Chicago, IL
Chicago International Art Exhibition Chicago, IL
“Disquieting Landscapes” Suburban Fine Arts Center Highland Park, IL
“Public Territory; Landscape as a Metaphor for Personal Concerns” Wichita Art Center Wichita, KS
1990 “The Emotional Landscape” A traveling exhibition by nine Illinois artists Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
“The Chicago Show” Chicago Cultural Center
“Looking at Plants through the Artist’s Eye: A Group Show” Brooklyn Botanic Garden New York, NY
“Peculiar Faces” Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
Chicago International Art Exposition Chicago, IL
“The Art Show” The Armory New York, NY
“Landscape” J. Rosenthal Ltd. Chicago, IL
“Flora ‘90” Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL
1989 Woodstock Opera House Woodstock, IL
16th Union League Club Art Competition and Exhibition Union League Club of Chicago and Prince Gallery Chicago, IL
“Group Effort” Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
1988 “New in New York” Marilyn Pearl Gallery New York, NY
“The Face of the Land”
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Loretto, PA
“Art at the Armory” New York, NY
“Figurative Imagery” Contemporary Art Workshop Chicago, IL
“Landscape of a Mind” Noyes Cultural Arts Center Evanston, IL
1987 “Watercolor USA 1987” Springfield Art Museum Springfield, MO
Chicago International Art Exposition Chicago, IL
Fifteenth Art Competition & Exhibition Union League Club Chicago, IL
“The Fire & Ice of Black and White” Contemporary Art Workshop Chicago , IL
1986 “Works on Paper” Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
“Chicago Draws” Hyde Park Art Center Chicago, IL
“New Horizons in Art” Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL
“Contemporary Midwest Landscapes” Herron Art Museum Indiana University Indianapolis, IN
Chicago International Art Exposition Chicago, IL
“Showing Off” Art works produced during the Fellowship Period 1985 by the top Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship Recipients State of Illinois Center Chicago, IL
Chicago & Vicinity Show Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
“Personal Territory” Frumkin & Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
“American Still Life” Frumkin & Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
1985 “Nocturnal Images” Paine Art Center Oshkosh, WI
Chicago International Art Exposition Chicago, IL
1984 “Works on Paper” Frumkin & Struve Gallery Chicago, IL
“LandEscape” Marianne Deson Gallery Chicago, IL
Landscape Show Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN
Drawing Show MoMing Dance & Art Center Chicago, IL
“New Horizons in Art” Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL
Chicago International Art Exposition Chicago, IL
1983 Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts Racine, WI
Chicago International Art Exposition Chicago, IL
“Emerging” The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago Chicago, IL
1982 Contemporary Art Workshop Chicago, IL
1981 Union League Art Show Chicago, IL
1980 Chicago & Vicinity Show Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
1978 Salon d’Automne Grand Palais Paris, France

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Mary & Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Elmhurst Art Museum Elmhurst, IL
Museum of Fine Arts Pau, France
Rockford Art Museum Rockford, IL
Springfield Art Museum Springfield, MO
Racine Art Museum Racine, WI
Vanderpoel Museum Chicago, IL
State of Illinois Capitol Development Board Chicago, IL
Arkansas Art Center Little Rock, AR
McDonald Corporation Oak Brook, IL
Borg-Warner Corporation Chicago, IL
Kemper Insurance Group Long Grove, Il
Deloitte Chicago and New York
Frito-Lay, Inc. Dallas, TX
Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc. Chicago, IL
White Fleischner & Fino New York, NY
Bank One Chicago, IL
AT&T New York, NY
Power Rogers & Smith Chicago, IL
Chemical Bank of New York
Field Enterprises Chicago, IL
W.W. Grainger, Inc. Skokie, IL
Chapman & Cutler, Law Offices Chicago, IL
United Stationers, Inc. Des Plaines, IL
Morton Grove Bank Morton Grove, IL
Rayovac Corporation Madison, WI
University Club Chicago, IL
Household International Mount Prospect, IL
Union League Club of Chicago
R. Robert Funderberg Rockford, IL
Edward Byron Smith, Jr. Lake Forest, IL
Walter Jacobson Chicago, IL
Robert Wislow Chicago, IL
Jean-Michel Wilmotte Paris, France
Philippe Victoire de Vilmorin Paris, France
Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
IMS Health Fairfield, CT
Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL
College of Lake County Grayslake, IL
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Chicago, IL

PRIZES/AWARDS

1990 Edward and Eleanor DeWitt Prize “The Chicago Show”
Award of Excellence “Flora ‘90” Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe, IL

1989
Iver S. Olsen Award 16th Art Competition and Exhibition Union League Club Chicago, Il
1987
Juror’s Award “Watercolor USA” Springfield Art Museum Springfield, MO

Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. DiMaria Award Union League Club Chicago, IL
1986 Award of Excellence North Shore Art League
“New Horizons in Art” Chicago Cultural Center

1985
Robert Rice Jenkins Memorial Prize Art Institute of Chicago

Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship
1984 Award Drawing Show MoMing Dance and Art Center
1982 Illinois Arts Council Project Completion Grant

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Hayward, Gordon “Art and the Gardener; Fine Paintings as Inspiration for Garden Design” Published by Gibbs Smith, 2008
Petlicki, Myrna “Romantic landscapes reflect artist’s realities”
Pioneer Press August 3, 2006
Hawkins, Margaret Review – Didier Nolet Chicago Sun-Times October 10, 2003
Isaacs, Deanna “Changes of Scenery” Chicago Reader January 18, 2002
Petlicki, Myrna “Visiting Landscapes of the Mind” Pioneer Press January 10, 2002
Geroulis, Dean “Memories Inspire Painter’s Landscapes” Chicago Tribune December 21, 2001
Artner, Alan G. “Nolet’s Landscapes Map his Emotions” Chicago Tribune December 14, 2001
Mahmoud, Ben “Memories of light: landscape paintings by Didier Nolet” Daily Chronicle DeKalb, IL April 30, 2000 p. D1, D5
Artner, Alan G. Review of one-man show at Eva Cohon Gallery Chicago Tribune September, 1995
Gray, Lori Review of one-man show at the Chicago Botanic Garden Chicago Tribune February 10, 1995 p. 49
Artner, Alan G. “Didier Nolet’s landscapes are a diverse lot indeed” Chicago Tribune February 24, 1994 p.11C
Holg, Garrett Review – Didier Nolet Chicago Cultural Center Art News December, 1990 p. 171
Artner, Alan G. “The Dreams of Nolet” Chicago Tribune October 7, 1990 p. 12
Holg, Garrett “Nolet’s landscapes exist only on canvas ? and in artist’s mind” Chicago Sun-Times October 28, 1990 p. 9
Bonesteel, Michael “Landscapes grow on Earth, in minds” Pioneer Press January 5, 1989
Artner, Alan G. “Didier Nolet’s works prompt a deep bow” Chicago Tribune September 18, 1987 p. 60
Abell, Jeff Review – Didier Nolet New Art Examiner December, 1987 p. 49
Bonesteel, Michael “Realism Resurgent” Art in America December, 1986 pp. 49 – 53
Burleigh, Robert Review – Didier Nolet New Art Examiner June, 1983
Artner, Alan G. “Nolet brings dreams to bear in realist paintings” Chicago Tribune April 15, 1983 p. 9
Bouras, Harry Interview of Didier Nolet WFMT “Chicago’s Fine Arts Radio Station” April 10, 1983

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008 to Present Art Instructor Oak Park Art League Oak Park, IL
2008 to Present
Instructor Evanston Art Center
Evanston, IL
2005 to Present Instructor Old Town Art Center Chicago, IL
2003 to Present Art Instructor The Art Center Highland Park, IL
1993 to Present Art Instruction in my private painting studio Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Chicago Artists Coalition Chicago, IL
Chicago Society of Artists Chicago, IL

STUDIO & CONTACT

Studio: 3461 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

Telephone: 773.470.7833

Website: http://www.didiernolet.com

E-mail: didiernolet@aol.com