You are invited to the opening reception  for Xek Noir who is in the exhibition “The Black Rainbow,” curated by Aaron Landcastle on Saturday July 7 from 5 to 9 PM.

Xek’s work will be on display from Saturday, July 7 until Saturday, July 28, 2018.  

“The Black Rainbow”includes sixteen exceptional  artists who live and work in the Hudson Valley: Laura Andrighetti, Don Bruschi, Will Dayer, David Factor,  Julianne Farella, Alexa Floresta, Nick Lathrop,  Hui Lee, Anthony Licata,   Julian Mackinnon, Xek Noir, Wade Nobile, Anthony Powley, Noah David Roberts, William Rodriguez, and Dayle Zelitch.  The opening reception for “The Black Rainbow” will include a “random interruption.” 

About Xek Noir

Xek Noir is a visual and performance artist living and working in the Hudson Valley. She had her thesis show exhibited at the Fine Arts Building of the State University of New York at New Paltz upon graduating in 2016. Since then she has exhibited at Image Gallery in Brooklyn, Roost Gallery in New Paltz, and had a solo exhibition at The Peoples Cauldron Gallery in Rosendale. She was the youngest person ever nominated for the Gradiva Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in 2012 for her artwork being published in an online psychoanalytic journal. She plans to go on to do Art Therapy in some form.


Xek Noir makes work heavily influenced by interpersonal relationships, mental illness and physical illness, and metaphysical events. She uses text and collage in many of her images to create texture and emotional depth to her illustrations. Her work although evocative and intense in subject matter is often portrayed with thin lines and delicate placing of mixed materials, soft colors, fantastical illustrations. However if you look deeper into her work there is something dark even among the light.