Cady Noland's Biography
Cady Noland is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in photography, objects, and installation art. Born in 1956, she is known for her sharp critiques of America’s consumer culture and the oppressive political structures in which it is embedded. She often appropriates popular culture iconography and artifacts to comment on the ways in which everyday objects become symbols of power. Additionally, her work often explores the ways in which people’s identities are shaped by their environment. Noland has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She was also included in major international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale. In addition to her art practice, Noland is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches courses on contemporary art, media theory, and aesthetics.