Noah Saterstrom was raised in Mississippi and educated at Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art. His paintings and drawings are in publicand private collections worldwide. They have recently been exhibited at Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana; Fischer Galleries in Ridgeland, Mississippi; and Julia Martin Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, among other venues in North Carolina, New York, Washington, and Arizona. Saterstrom has held residencies at HRH Prince Charles’s Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland; Morris and Spottiswood in Glasgow, Scotland; the Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia; and Exploded View Microcinema in Tucson, Arizona. Saterstrom’s work has been covered in the Wall Street Journal and he was formerly a regular contributor to Nashville Arts Magazine. His painting Maeve is the cover of Ann Patchett’s book The Dutch House (Harper Collins, 2019). Another work, Road to Shubuta, was included in MMA’s 2018 exhibition Picturing Mississippi and later acquired by the Museum. Throughout the pandemic Saterstrom participated in the Artist Support Pledge on Instagram, generating funds for fellow artists and developing a global following of collectors and fans. He lives in Nashville with his wife and three kids. 


MFA, 2001, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
BFA, 1998, University of Mississippi

Selected Exhibitions

2024 What Became of Dr. Smith, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS (solo)
2019 History of Looking, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2019 Mississippi Storytellers, Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS
2019 Fever Dreams, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL (solo)
2019 Faces & Places, Horse & Buggy Press, Durham, NC (solo)
2018 Folk & Figure, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2018 Mississippi Book Festival Exhibition, Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS
2018 Picturing Mississippi, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
2018 Peaceable Kingdoms, Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS (solo)
2017 Faces of Black Mountain College, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC (solo)
2017 Shubuta & Other Stories, Julia Martin Gallery, Nashville, TN (solo)
2016 Natchez Bluff, Tricentennial Celebration, Natchez, MS (solo)
2016 Bird, Muzeumm, Los Angeles
2015 When We Were Sun-Worshippers, La Esquina, NYC (Soho), NY (solo)
2015 To Match Our Dreams of Perfection, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2015 End of Summer, Caron Gallery, Tupelo, MS (solo)
2013 Babboo’s Moving Pictures, Exploded View Microcinema, Tucson (solo)
2013 Devotion Exhibition, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle (group)
2013 Float Me Down the River, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans (solo)
2012  Text/Image Collaborations, Counterpath Press, Denver, CO (solo)
2011  Soldatesque, Collaboration with Anne Waldman, UA Poetry Center (solo)
2011 5 Text/Image Collaborations, Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College (solo)
2010 Now We’ll Decide Who Comes From Where, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans (solo)
2009  Bunny Magic, Shelton Walsmith Studio, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
2007  Offertory, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2006  Memory [Memory], public installation, Lodging House Mission, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
2004  New Work, Artbank, Glasgow, Scotland (solo)
2003  Excavations, Carol Robinson Gallery, New Orleans (solo)

Teaching & Curating
2019 Guest Curator, Julia Martin Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2018 Instructor, Penland School of Crafts
2017 – 19 Lecturer, Art Department, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
2013 Guest Lecturer, The New School for Public Engagement, the School of Media Studies
2013 Drawing the Myth and Daydream, Instructor, The Drawing Studio, Tucson, Arizona
2011 Text/Image Instructor, University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, Arizona
2007 Text/Image Guest Instructor Naropa University Summer Writing MFA, Boulder, Colorado
2005/6 Adjunct Arts Instructor, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
2003-6 Art Faculty and Gallery Director, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, North Carolina

Visiting Artist & Lectures
2018 Bringing Forward the Past Symposium, Mississippi Museum of Art
2016 Guest Instructor, Mississippi Art Colony
2014 Paperworks, Tucson, AZ
2012 Poetry Off the Page Symposium, Panel Moderator, UA Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ
2011 Empty Houses video screening, Pace University, Warren Wilson College
2011 Guest Lecturer, Univ. of Dallas, Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University
2010 Guest Lecturer, Univ. of AZ Poetry Center, Fairfield Univ. Writing MFA
2010 Empty Houses video screening, New Jersey Inst. of Technology,
2009  Empty Houses video screening Univ. of Denver, Katrina Conference
2009 Plaster casting workshop, Central School Project, Bisbee, Arizona
2008  Guest Lecturer, Univ of Arizona
2005/6 Guest Instructor, Mississippi Art Colony
2005/6 AP Reader/Consultant, College Board, College of New Jersey
2004 Head Judge, South Carolina State Fair Fine Art Competition
2003  Guest Instructor, Glasgow School of Art, Painting Department

Books, Articles, Essays and Publications

2024 What Became of Dr. Smith, University Press of Mississippi
2020 “A Fictional Portrait Brought to Life”, by JS Marcus, Wall Street Journal
2019 The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett (cover by NS), Harper-Collins
2019 How It Was With Scotland, text by Joan Fiset, paintings by Noah Saterstrom, Ravenna Press
2019 New York Times Style Magazine, TMicronovel with writing by Laura Sims
2017 – 2018 Regular contributor to Nashville Arts Magazine
2013 Floater, with text by Kate Bernheimer, drawings by NS, Origami Zoo Press
2013 A Conversation with Timothy Hyman, interview, Trickhouse.org
2012 Soldatesque/Soldiering, DVD 20min video, with text by Anne Waldman, paintings by NS, soundtrack by Ambrose Bye and Daniel Carter, essay by Bill Berkson, Fast Talking Music.
2011 Soldatesque/Soldiering with Dreams of Wartimes (with text by Anne Waldman), Blaze Vox Books
2011 Wastrels Hatch a Plan (with text by Kate Bernheimer), Drunken Boat #14
2011 Symmetry, collab. Timothy Dyke, The Spirit of Black Mountain College, Lorimer Press
2010 Ghosty (with text by Kristen Nelson), Drunken Boat issue 11
2009 Empty Houses, 30min video essay
2007  Amateur Art: an essay / Denver Quarterly, Spring 2007

Grants, Residencies and Awards
2013 Artist residency, Exploded View Micro-cinema, Tucson, AZ
2012 New Works Project Grant, Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
2010 Curator-in-Residence, Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ
2009  Artist-in-Residence, Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ
2008  Recipient, Bisbee Arts Council Project Grant
2005 Visual Arts Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2005 Public Artworks Project Grant recipient, Arts and Business, Edinburgh, Scotland
2001  Isle of Arran Distilleries Graduate Fellowship, Arran, Scotland
2000  Artist-in-residence, HRH Prince of Wales, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

2008 – 2014 Founder/Curator, Trickhouse.org, Cross-disciplinary Arts Journal
2010 – 2014 Co-organizer Trickhouse Live performance series, Casa Libre en la Solana
2010 – 2014 Board Member, Casa Libre en la Solana
2010 – 2013 Grants Committee Member, Tucson Pima Arts Council

Leave a Reply