ART DEPARTMENT

Nobler-Leslie

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Office:   Ben Shahn 126
Phone:   (973) 720-3275
Email:   noblerl@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Tuesday–12:00–1:00, Thursday – 4:30 – 5:00

Department: Art
Position: Professor
Area Specialization: 2D Computer Paint, Thesis, Adv. 2D Computer Paint, 2D Design

Professor Nobler, a practicing artist/designer, exhibits and publishes internationally. She lectures, participates in art shows and screenings around the U.S.  Working in digital and mixed media art, she produces online illustration, artist’s books, surface design, and alternative prints. Her recent work reinvents sacred books, textiles and relics using computers and new-fangled print techniques. Her work has been exhibited extensively, including the Visual Arts Museum (NYC),  New Jersey State Museum, Noyes and Montclair Art Museums (NJ), Old-Main Art Museum (AZ), Athenaeum Museum (PA),  Kemper Museum of Art (MO), Afrigraphics Pretoria, and International Symposium on Digital Art in Bangkok and London. Leslie Nobler has been honored by acceptance in the prestigious SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and Technical Exhibition numerous times.

Nobler’s work won a place for two years of the International Digital Art Awards on-line and traveling show, which is on view throughout Australia, China and the US. Leslie Nobler recently had solo exhibitions at Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery in New Brunswick, Karpeles Manuscript Museum (NY) and the Jewish Heritage Museum in Freehold. Her work recently appeared in Professional Artist and Surface Magazines, and in the MidHudson Times, The Jewish Week, and Art Times.

Professor Nobler received her BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art, her MA in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology and her MFA from Hunter College (CUNY). Her work has been published/reviewed in The New York Times, the Star Ledger, Surface Design Journal, Leonardo (MIT Press), Australian Design, and The Review/Midwest USA  in addition to various arts publications. She spent years designing for the trade and continues to consult on surface design and illustration. She has won grants and awards from Eurographics, the Noyes Art Museum (NJ), Surface Design Association, and CUNY, among others. Leslie Nobler has been invited to present her work at schools such as Kansas City Art Institute, Rutgers University/Newark, University of Northern Colorado, Wellesley College, Wayne Art Center (PA), and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She was recently awarded a grant to research and apply her investigation on historical artisan-made books to digital design and printmaking. At William Paterson, she has taught Computer Paint and 2D Art, Digital Drawing and Illustration, Senior Thesis, and 2D Design.