Udo Noger


Udo Noger Biography

Light, its manifestations and its expression, is the single-minded focus of German Udo Nögers art. He captures, analyzes, reworks and reflects - each work an attempt to make the intangible tangible. Nögers paintings consist of three translucent canvas layers that absorb the light of their surroundings and appear to reflect it back at the viewer. Deceptively simple organic shapes, often not featured on the surface of the works, but placed in the middle layer canvas, introduce a deeper sense of space from which the light radiates out. The shapes also highlight contrasts between light and shade while creating a sense of fluidity and movement. Light is revealed in its truest sense, in both its physical manifestation and its inherent spirituality.



1980–1983   Fachhochschule Bielefeld

Selected Collections

Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Bayrische Hypotheken Bank, New York, NY

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

Dresdner Bank, Bielefeld, Germany

Euro-Wirtschafts-Konzepte AG, Koblenz, Germany

Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, German

Lombart Instrument, Norfolk, VA

Margulies Collection, Miami, FL

Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY

Microsoft, Chicago, IL

Microsoft, San Francisco, CA

Morat Stiftung, Freiburg, Germany

Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica

Nixdorf Collection, Paderborn, Germany/Miami, FL

Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover, Germany

Nordstern Insurance, New York, NY/Cologne, Germany

Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Ritz Carlton Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

Ritz Carlton Hotel, Naples, FL

Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Essen and Frankfurt, Germany

Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen, Germany

Thilmann Collection, Essen, Germany

UBS, Cologne, Germany

Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Wrigley Collection, Chicago, IL


Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2018   "Udo Nöger: The Inside of Light" Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2017   "Udo Nöger: The Inside of Light" Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. "UDO NOGER | New Paintings" 212 Gallery, Aspen, CO.

2016    "Udo Nöger: Sublime", Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA.

2014    "Udo Nöger's Beyond", Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA. "Water Has No Figuration", Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2012   “Weight of Light”, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.  “Year in Preview 2012″, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO.

2011   Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany.  Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI.  Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL. Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO.  Walker Fine Arts, Denver, CO.  Galerie Feichtner, Vienna. Art Chicago, Solo Exhibition. Scope Miami, Solo Exhibition. 

2010   Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Galeria Alvaro Alcazar, Madrid, Spain.  Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy. Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany. Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 

2009   Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL.  Gebert Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA.  Rule Gallery, Denver, CO. Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Galerie Bernard Knaus, Frankfurt, Germany. 

2008   Morat Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany.  Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica.   Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, Germany. Klaus Steinmetz Arte Contemporaneo, San Jose, Costa Rica. Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ.

2007   Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL.  Galerie van Hoecke, Paris, France.

2006   Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO. Art & Cultural Center Maui, HI.  Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM.  Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO. Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada. Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna, Austria.

2005   Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO. Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany. Galerie Feichtner, Vienna, Italy. Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany. Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami , FL. Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA. Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO.

2004   Galerie Hollenbach, Ausstellungsraum, Zürich, Switzerland. Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.  Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Vancouver, Canada. 

2003   Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria. Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, Germany. Fassbender Gallery, Chicago , IL. Rule Gallery, Denver, CO. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL. Lowe Gallery, Atlanta ,GA. Lowe Gallery, Los Angeles ,CA.

2002   Fassbender Gallery, Chicago , IL. Lowe Gallery, Atlanta ,GA. Buschlen-Mowatt Galleries, Palm Desert, CA. Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica.

2001   Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. Kunstverein Lippstadt, Lippstadt Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Düsseldorf, Germany. Fassbender Gallery, Chicago , IL.  Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  Artcore Gallery, Toronto, Canada.  

2000   Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Leipzig, Germany.  Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria. Art Cologne, Galerie Hänel, Wiesbaden, Germany.  Art Frankfurt, Galerie Hänel, Wiesbaden, Germany.  Galerie Hänel, Wiesbaden, Germany.  Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA.  Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica.

1999   "Innen", Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Studiengalerie), Bielefeld, Germany. Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, IL. Galerie Beck-Eggeling-Schlag, Düsseldorf, Germany. Galerie Feichtner & Mizrahi, Vienna, Austria. Galerie Bernd Dürr, Munich, Germany. Galerie Hans-Jürgen Siegert, Basel, Switzerland. Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

1998   Galerie von Alom, Berlin, Germany.  Galerie Hans-Jürgen Siegert, Basel, Switzerland. Galerie Hänel, Frankfurt, Germany. Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL. Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, OH. Jacob Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica.

1997  Galerie Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, Germany. Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York, NY.  Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.