Terence La Noue was born in Hammond, Indiana in 1941. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1964. After going to Berlin as a Fulbright Meister Student at Hochscule fur Bildenden Kunste in1964-65 he went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cornell Univeristy. In addition to the Fulbright Foundation fellowship, La Noue has twice received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has had extensive teaching experience at Trinity College 1967-72, the City University of New York 1972-85 and at New York University in 1987.
Terence La Noue’s unique approach to painting and printmaking has achieved worldwide recognition. Beginning in Berlin in 1965 he has had over a hundred and thirty acclaimed solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Tehran, Stockholm, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne, New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Palm Beach, Dallas, Atlanta, Tucson and Scottsdale. His work is represented in the permanent collections of major museums including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Modern in London and others in Japan, Singapore, France and Australia. His work is also included in numerous university and city art museums throughout the US as well as major corporate collections.
Terence La Noue’s exhibitions have attracted the attention of some of the most significant writers and critics of the time. An extensive monograph entitled Terence La Noue by the renowned critic and art historian Dore Ashton relates his travels, influences and life’s work. In 2003, the Tucson Museum of Art held a museum-wide retrospective of his work and published an accompanying catalogue. He currently lives and works in Arizona, Vermont and Paris.