Drew (Doron) Tracy Noll - Bio

 

2022​​​​

  • Exhibits in: To and from Home, Distraction in the Public Space; for Zichron Yaakov's 140th anniversary, developed and curated by Revital Silverman with Tzipi Orovitz

  • Begins producing the Parsha Project, a year-long endeavor to create a weekly commentary on the parsha of the week via cartoon

  • Featured weekly parsha cartoon graciously included (by a CBShlub biking cohort) in the newsletter of Kehillat Sulam Yaakov in Zikhron Yaakov, Israel (image: DALL·E)

  • Participates in a Diplomacy Seminar at Givat Haviva between Arab and Jewish high school students

  • Publishes new webpage — Comics — featuring HOME ZOO, an endeavor to illustrate dad jokes and unexpected contextualization incorporating life's daily adventures

  • Attends son's wedding and loses 'soul' on the dance floor

  • Teaches English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to 5 point students in 10th, 11th, & 12th grades for Atid/Caramim High School in Binyamina

  • Travels to Morocco and tours much of the country by 4X4 vehicle for two weeks 

 

2021

  • Exhibits oil painting in group exhibition with a new local artist's collective: the Zikhron Artist House in Zikhron Yaakov, Israel

  • Publishes new webpage — Cairns - רוג'ום — a spontaneously built page from photos of spontaneously balanced stones while walking to and from work 

  • Teaches EFL full time in 10th & 11th grades for Atid/Caramim High School in Binyamina on campus and remotely from studio during coronavirus lockdowns

  • Travels to Iceland and camps in a van for two weeks while driving the Ring Road and Golden Circle  

2020

2019

  • Graduates from Gordon Academic College with international certificate to teach English as a foreign language

  • Teaches English as a Foreign Language (EFL) as a practicing teacher in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades at Ort, Binyamina, part time while studying

  • Travels to Zakynthos, Greece and is inspired to write about discoveries made there

2018

 

2017

 

 

2016

  • Paints mural on home office walls of breaking wave and pool skateboarder

  • Lectures to AACI (Association of Americans & Canadians in Israel) on artworks, Israel, and Zikhron Yaakov

  • Travels to Madagascar and tours the country extensively for one month

2015

2014

​​2013

  • Exhibits drawings in group show at GilArt Gallery in Zikhron Yaakov, curated by gallery owner: Gila Hamtzani

  • Is selected from GilArt group show by the editor for review in 'Magazine,' a local periodical in Zikhron Yaakov​​

 

2012

2011

  • Transfers to marketing communications, website design/development, and document management at Beth-El Zikhron Yaakov Industries

2010

  • Travels to Italy for the third time, and for lack of a painting studio is inspired to begin painting mural across kitchen cabinets in home

2009

  • Attends intensive course at In OTHER Words LTD. and becomes certified as a technical communicator

  • Promoted to International Sales and Marketing at Beth-El Zikhron Yaakov Industries  

​2007

 

​2006

  • Finishes woodworking projects, closes businesses, packs studios and household, and moves family to Israel two weeks prior to the 2nd Lebanon War

  • Works on factory-line making cabinets and furniture for Beth-El Zikhron Yaakov Industries in Zikhron Yaakov, Israel

 

2005

  • Travels to Israel for eldest son's barmitzvah and to tour for one month

2002

  • Woodworking studio participates in Boulder Open Studios, a 2-day juried exhibition, oil paintings and fine cabinetry, Boulder, Colorado

  • Woodworking review in the Rocky Mountain News of custom kitchen in Boulder, Colorado

  • Exhibits artwork in a group show at Exibitrek Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

  • Moves woodworking studio into a 200 meter industrial space and spends the next few years building business

​​2001

  • Woodworking studio participates in Boulder Open Studios, a 2-day juried exhibition, oil paintings and functional art, Boulder, Colorado; partially sells out exhibition

  • Exhibits functional artworks in a group show at the Flying Frog Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

  • Travels with Israeli friend to Sayulita near Puerto Vallarta in Mexico to surf and then promptly impales both feet onto giant sea urchin spines 

​2000

  • Painting studio participates in Boulder Open Studios, a 2-day juried group exhibition, Boulder, Colorado; mostly sells out the exhibition

 

1999

  • Painting studio selected to participate in Boulder Open Studios, a 2-day juried group exhibition, Boulder, Colorado; mostly sells out the exhibition 

  • Travels with family to Akumal and Chichen Itza in Mexico, rediscovers influence of undergrad education in the art of indigenous peoples

1998

  • Exhibits sold out exhibition of oil paintings in a solo, juried exhibition at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado

  • Reviewed in Sunday Daily Camera, "Go and See: Today’s Best," by Daniel Zantzinger in Boulder, Colorado

  • Reviewed in the Boulder Weekly, Panorama Picks, Boulder, Colorado

​​1996

  • Second son is born

  • Father contracts a glioblastoma brain tumor and  passes away in October

  • Travels to Israel for the first time to attend a family wedding and tours the country extensively for one month

​1993

  • Starts woodworking company, Big Sun Design, in suburban home's one-car garage using father's hand-me-down table saw, router, and various hand tools 

1992

  • Installs "Living Room," a solo installation at Beyond Baroque Gallery in Los Angeles, California, about difficulties with family dysfunction

  • Reviewed in Artweek by Christopher Collette for "Living Room" installation at Beyond Baroque Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Moves family to Boulder, Colorado after Rodney King riots in LA; works for museums, galleries, in real estate & management, and learns cabinet making as employee

​1991

  • Begins work at the J. Paul Getty Museum as Exhibition's Preparator

  • First son is born

  • Exhibits in group show at LACE: “Gods, Clowns, Devils, and Personal Icons”, Los Angeles, California

  • Participates in The Red Zone: “Right to Remain Silent," a 'gorilla installation / performance piece in Los Angeles

​1990

  • Exhibits in the group show, “M.O.C.A. / Java,” at Java Coffee House, Los Angeles, California

1989

  • Exhibits work in a group show at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

1988

  • Participates in the "V.E.X." group exhibition at the University of Southern California Gallery, Los Angeles, California

  • Awarded the faculty selected Fellowship Award from the University of California at Irvine

  • Becomes a teaching assistant in museum studies and for woodworking courses at the University of California, Irvine

  • Teaches beginning drawing course at the University of California, Irvine

  • Produces graduate thesis exhibition juxtaposing minimalist wooden sculpture with intuitive mysticism in drawing and painting at the U.C. Irvine Gallery

 

  • Graduates with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine

  • Exhibits "Scrap Dog" plaster and found object sculptures in group show at the Bad Eye Gallery in Los Angeles, California

  • Moves to Hollywood, then to Santa Monica/Venice, California

  • Begins working for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles as Exhibition's Preparator

​​​​​​​​1987

  • Participates in a group exhibition at the U. C. Irvine Gallery

1986

  • Awarded First Prize, University of Santa Barbara student exhibition

  • Exhibits work in honor's program Duel Exhibition at U.C. Santa Barbara Art Museum Auxiliary Gallery

  • Exhibits in solo exhibition at the California State Capital building in Sacramento

  • Reviewed in the Santa Barbara News and Review for mural created for the UCSB Art Museum

  • Reviewed on front page: Arts and Leisure section of Santa Barbara News Press for "Syndrome Throne"

 

  • Graduates as Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Attends the University of California, Irvine for graduate school; moves back to Laguna

  • Is mentioned in the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, by Cathy Curtis about UC Irvine graduate students

  • Converts to Reform Judaism, becomes Doron ben-Avraham, marries in parent's backyard, and honeymoons in Israel for one month

​​​​​​1985

  • Awarded faculty selected Honor’s recipient, University of California at Santa Barbara

1984

  • Attends art school at the University of California, Santa Barbara

1983

  • Travels on busses with a backpack zigzagging across the US and Canada, flies to Europe, and travels through most Western European countries and to East Germany

1982

  • Exhibits work in a group show at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

  • Attends art school at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California

  • Attends art school at Orange Coast College in Irvine, California

​1981

  • Awarded the Bank of America Award for artwork

  • Graduates from Laguna Beach High School, California

  • Is recipient of juried Festival of Arts scholarship (reapplied, interviewed, and received for 5 consecutive years)

  • Attends art school in the fall at Orange Coast College, Santa Ana, California

​​1980

1971

  • Awarded first place in primary school art contest and decides to become a professional artist, whatever that might have meant at the time

1969

1962