XEK NOIR is a visual and performance artist living and working in the Hudson Valley. She had her thesis show exhibited at the Fine Arts Building of the State University of New York at New Paltz upon graduating in 2016. Since then she has exhibited at Image Gallery in Brooklyn, Roost Gallery in New Paltz, and had a solo exhibition at The Peoples Cauldron Gallery in Rosendale. She was the youngest person ever nominated for the Gradiva Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in 2012 for her art work being published in an online psychoanalytic journal. She plans to go on to do Art Therapy in some form.
Xek Noir makes work heavily influenced by interpersonal relationships, mental illness and physical illness, and metaphysical events. She uses text and collage in many of her images to create texture and emotional depth to her illustrations. Her work, although evocative and intense in subject matter, is often portrayed with thin lines and delicate placing of mixed materials, soft colors, fantastical illustrations. However, if you look deeper into her work there is something dark even among the light.