Biography

Ed Archie NoiseCat

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

NoiseCat’s work evokes the rich history of Northwest Coast Native America. It builds on the region’s tradition of great carvers, past and present. Yet it has a style, intensity and exacting level of craftsmanship all its own.

 

Ed Archie NoiseCat

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NoiseCat loves to work on a grand scale. He took the top prize at Portland’s 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 region’s 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 Columbia’s remote, mountainous interior with his mother’s people, the Canim Lake Band of Shuswap Indians. He draws inspiration from his mother’s plateau culture, and from his father’s 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 Art
2079 Ave. San Diego Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone 505.424.9926 Fax 505.424.9927
ed@noisecat.com
Ed Archie NoiseCat 2001