Ed Archie NoiseCat
Contemporary sculptor, jeweler and graphic artist.
NoiseCat draws on the stories of his ancestors to create innovative images executed
with extraordinary craftsmanship
NoiseCats work evokes the rich history
of Northwest Coast Native America. It builds on the regions tradition
of great carvers, past and present. Yet it has a style, intensity and
exacting level of craftsmanship all its own.
NoiseCat loves to work on a grand scale. He took the top prize at
Portlands first annual Indian Art Northwest with a free standing,
six-foot square carved cedar screen. He won a major Midwest public
art commission with a four-foot high portrait mask honoring Little
Crow, one of the regions great chiefs. He also works on a smaller
scale -- carving masks, rattles, panels, puppets and more. Many pieces
incorporate transformational elements. He recently introduced two
new lines of work: sculptural jewelry in silver, gold and semi-precious
stones; and art furniture that joins the structural forms of the Northwest
longhouse with traditional Japanese woodworking techniques.
NoiseCat grew up in British Columbias remote, mountainous
interior with his mothers people, the Canim Lake Band of Shuswap Indians. He draws
inspiration from his mothers plateau culture, and from his fathers people, the
Stlitlimx, closer to the coast.
NoiseCat graduated from the prestigious Emily Carr College of Art and Design,
where he studied printmaking. In 1986 he headed to New York to work as a fine
art lithographer at print shops including world-reknowned Tyler Graphics. In
the decade that followed, he lived in Boston, Minneapolis, Miami and Oakland.
Currently Ed resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ed Archie NoiseCat Neo-abOriginal
2079 Ave. San Diego Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone 505.424.9926 Fax 505.424.9927
© Ed Archie NoiseCat 2001