Luis Rodríguez Noa (NoA)
Son of the illustrious painter Luis Eliades, NOA is a leader among the new generation of Cuban contemporary artists. He graduated from the National School of Art in Havana and the Institute of Industrial Design. He lives and paints in Havana.
NOA has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Among his most notable exhibitions are: “An Artist from Cuba,” Gallery Andy Jllien- Zürich; “Mendive and Noa,” Gallery Kunstmann- Mallorca; “Tiempo al Tiempo,” Center for Development of Visual Arts – Havana; “La Dinámica de un Viaje,” Biennial of Havana; “Art Miami,” Miami; “Art Now,” Miami.
NOA’s works includes different techniques and médiums. He has also produced graphic work, including numerous award-winning posters. In addition, his comic characters and illustrations have been published in Cuban and foreign magazines and books for many years. He has written and illustrated a book, and illustrated several others. His designs are used widely in Cuban fashion apparel.
NOA has been awarded several important prizes; among the most prestigious were the Unique Prize in the National Contest for Illustrations, sponsored by the Cuban Book Institute, 1996); first prize in the National Poster Competition in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Don Quixote, Cuba (2005) and Honorable Mention in the Ceramics Biennial, Havana (2007). Currently his works are exhibited and sold from the Galeria Cubana in Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts, as well as in Gallery Andy Jilien, Zürich.