Louise Noguchi | 11.16 – 12.18.2009

Rope Tricks

Gun Play

Language of the Rope, 1998-2005

When I went to graduate school I started a series of videos called the Language of the Rope, which stemmed from my lessons in trick-roping that I received from a wild-west rodeo performer. The videos depicted wild-west acts such as trick roping, bullwhipping, knife throwing and trick-riding.


Rope Tricks … 11.16 – 12.2.2009
Gun Play … 12.3 – 12.18.2009

Atrium Gallery – Western Michigan University


Louise Noguchi challenges her audience with themes that pose psychological questions. Using photography, sculpture, video and other media, Noguchi’s concepts confront the spectator’s notions of identity, perception and reality. Her work includes exhibitions at the Power Plant, Toronto, Neuer Berliner Kuntsverein, Berlin and the Deutsches Museum, Munich, as well as exhibitions across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Born in Toronto, Canada, she received her MFA from the University of Windsor, Canada and AOCA from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She is a professor in the Art and Art History program, a collaborative joint program between Sheridan Institute and the University of Toronto Mississauga where she teaches photography and performance-based art.

Louise Noguchi is represented by Birch Libralato Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

Louise Noguchi – Toronto Ontario Canada