Dogpatch Artists

An Arts Guide for San Francisco's Dogpatch District

Zannah Noe, Painter & Photographer


Zannah Noe is a San Francisco based artist since 1991. Originally from Concord, Massachusetts she studied art at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and photography under Carrie Mae Weems at Hampshire College. She continued her painting studies independently with master painter, Doug Schneider. She has been an active member of the San Francisco art scene as the former promoter of Open Studios and exhibitions for the artists at Hunters Point Shipyard. SF Chronicle, SF Weekly and other independent Bay Area publications have published her writings and images.  Currently she runs Velcrow Studios, a gallery in Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.

Well known for her Birds on a Wire series and European series, her paintings are widely collected and shown here in the Bay Area as well as in New Mexico, New York, Canada and Europe. As an Abstract Expressionist her work deals with a sense of place. Lush abstract backgrounds with collage elements of objects, portraits and icons, she creates paintings with a dream like quality that tells a story of a place.

Currently she is working on a series called American Bones that will be a three-year project exploring America’s landscape and current cultural state. She will be presenting the first in a series of exhibits in September of her photographs at Velcrow Studios. In October, during Open Studios, she will have a book launch of her American Bones Book, images and writings on her travels. She will be signing her book as well as offering small works “Studies for American Bones” along with a selection of her Southwest paintings.

More of Zannah’s work can be found at:



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This entry was posted on September 6, 2012 by in Artists and tagged , , .
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