Noel is the living embodiment of passion and talent required by all great artists, which is reflected in his ever-evolving work. He is recognized as one of a small number of artists whom Miami's ascendancy to the world cultural stage is reflected in the lifetime of his career. His style is an amalgam of structure and dreams, reality and mythology, the sensual and the divine.
Collectively, the tapestry of his work creates an artistic uniqueness that is characteristic of all great artists. Cuban-born Noel was raised in the environment of a theatrical family and started his ballet training at the Escuela Provincial de Ballet de la Habana at age 5. He also study drawing and painting at Havana's Academy of San Alejandro. Noel’s professional dancing career includes the renowned Alberto Alonso's in Cuba with whom he toured throughout Europe and Canada. Prior to the Alonso’s’ he danced with Havana’s Opera Ballet. Noel arrived in the U.S. in 1981 after an eight-month engagement as Principal Dancer and Teacher with Costa Rica’s Compa ia Nacional de Danza. In the US he danced with Ballet Concerto, Dance Miami, Boston Ballet II and New England Dinosaur Dance Company. While dancing he was also given the opportunity to design sets and costumes for the companies he danced with.
Due to a knee injury Noel retired from dancing in 1986 and pursued a career as an Artist. Some of his commission for private and corporate collections include; murals for the Ritz Plaza Hotel in Miami Beach, Grove Isle Hotel in Coconut Grove, for which he also created the fountain at its entrance. He also created the murals for San Diego's Paradise Point Hotel. Argentinian author Alicia Borinsky selected two of Noel’s paintings for her book jackets. He was also commissioned to create a portrait of the late Eartha Kitt, who became a collector and mentor. Noel served on the City of Miami Beach Fine Arts Board for five years. In his theatrical works include DIFFA's 1993 production of "Acts of Hope” as Artistic Director while also creating the event’s commemorative poster. DIFFA invited Noel again to stage DIFFA's Production Collection Rouge for its Miami premier. University of Miami commissioned Noel to create sets, costumes and lighting design for the World Premier of the National Ballet of Cuba Prima Ballerina Rosario Suarez, for her ballet "Cecilia Valdez." Absolut Vodka commissioned Noel to create the commemorative poster for the 1989 Absolut Models for Boston to benefit the Homeless. Later on, Absolut again chose Noel to create one of the umbrellas for the "DIFFA's Pink Umbrellas Project" and then again for the DIFFA Dallas Jacket Collection. In his personal fight against AIDS, Noel created a stable of paintings to benefit this very personal cause. "We Shall Overcome" to benefit the Boston AIDS Action Committee for their ARTcetera 88 auction, New York's AIDS Relief Fund for New York's "Beauty & Beyond‘98" to benefit Beauty Cares. For South Florida's largest AIDS organization Care Resource, Noel was the featured Artist for its Miami White Party creating the iconic “Sueno Blanco” and again “Universal Love” for Care Resource’s 20th anniversary. Noel was also selected to create the painting for their Miami's AIDS Walk 2000 Poster. He was also chosen to create the Commemorative painting for First Night Miami Beach 2000 Millennium Celebration. As a result of all his paintings created to benefit AIDS, he was asked to create the panel representing Miami on the National AIDS Quilt Display. His works has generated an amazing amount of funds for AIDS Organizations Nationwide. The City of Miami Beach selected Noel to design five Flamingos for the Art in Public Places Flamingo Project. He also collaborated with fellow artist Romero Britto creating five large very unique paintings, all in private collections. Noel has received national recognition with profiles and features in numerous magazines, newspapers, television and films.
The European Library of Artists in Barcelona selected him for their 2007-2008-2009 editions of “100 Contemporary Artists of the World”, and also invited him to participate in the prestigious International Exhibit at the Carrousel of The Louvre Museum. He is also featured in the first edition of the book “100 Artists of the Male Image” published by Schiffer Publishing,
as well as "The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today-Volume 4" published by ES Publishing. Another great collaboration created with Mr. Uberto Gucci/Gucci family (“La Colaborazione”) premiered first in Florence and then in Miami Beach during Art Basel. CNN Español commissioned Noel to create the painting for their official invite for their Miami’s Premiere Gala.
Oceania Cruises invited Noel to join their Artist in Residence Program on 2013 where he remains today while exhibiting and participating in events and Art Fairs in the US & the World. As a constant personal quest, Noel’s work is always evolving, from techniques and mediums to subject matter, capturing the attention of youthful art enthusiasts and educated collectors. Noel is represented exclusively by TOROSIETE Museum.
2020 -2012 – Noel Suarez -The Artist. By PolyakArt Productions – CNNE, Café CNNE Morning Show – MiamiArtzine – Oceania Cruises Magazine Blogs
2010-2011 - 100 Artists of the Male Figure by Eric Gibbons - Published by Firehouse Publishing. “The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today” – Published by ES Publishing.
2010-09–08-07 - 100 Contemporary Artist of the World – Published by the Library of Artists, Barcelona, Spain.
2009–2008 - Artists Advocate Magazine
1989 - 1988 - Art in America Magazines – Several Newspapers - TV Interviews
2020 –1988 - New York Times ~ Boston Herald ~ Boston South End Magazine ~ Boston Ledger ~ Art in America ~ WIRE Magazine ~ Ocean Drive Magazine ~ Lincoln Road Magazine ~ Miami Herald ~ El Nuevo Herald ~ MIAMIARTzine ~ The Sun Sentinel ~ Orlando Sentinel ~ CNN Espa ol ~ Telemundo ~ Univision ~ Mega TV ~ FOX TV Chanel 7 ~ MODE Lifestyle TV – PBS Chanel 2
2020 Aug 15 – Unveiling of Painting “Universal Strength” – Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center Created by Noel for the XXV International Ballet Festival of Miami Poster
2020 Jun 18 – “Consequentially Noel” – Live Virtual Exhibit – TOROSIETE Museum
2020 Mar 5 – “Siluetas Collection” – Live Virtual Exhibit – TOROSIETE Museum
2020 Mar 11 to 31 – Oceania’s Artist in Residence – Caribbean Exhibit – Oceania’s Riviera
2019 Dec 5 to 8 – Miami Art Basel – Red Dot Exhibit with Zenith Gallery
2019 Oceania’s Artist in Residence – Venice-Rome-Montecarlo-Barcelona - Oceania’s Marina
2019 Orlando’s Zebra Coalition Benefit Exhibit – Event Image Created by Noel – Mills Gallery
2019 Oceania’s Artist in Residence –Dubai-Jordan-Egypt-Israel-Rome - Oceania’s Insignia
2018 Exhibit at Crisolart Gallery – Barcelona
2019 Oceania’s Artist in Residence –Miami-Havana-Caribbean-Barcelona - Oceania’s Riviera
2019 Oceania’s Artist in Residence –Havana-Cuba Art Showcase Riviera Hotel
2018 Oceania’s Artist in Residence – Eastern Caribbean Miami-Miami ~ Miami-Barcelona ~ Barcelona-Montecarlo - Oceania’s Riviera
2018 Exhibit at Crisolart Gallery – Barcelona
2018 Oceania’s Artist in Residence - Los Angeles-Miami - Oceania’s Insignia
2018 Oceania’s Artist in Residence - Copenhagen ~ Amsterdam- Lisbon – Oceania’s Marina
2017 Oceania’s Artist in Residence - Rome-Barcelona-Miami - Oceania’s Marina
2017 Exhibit at Crisolart Gallery - Barcelona
2017 Oceania’s Artist in Residence - Venice-Athens-Montecarlo-Barcelona - Oceania’s Riviera
2017 Oceania’s Artist in Residence - Rome-Montecarlo-Barcelona - Oceania’s Riviera
2017 ”Featured Presenting Artist for Miami’s ARTundressed 2017 ~ Exhibit at ARTHouse, Wynwood
2017 Oceania’s Artist in Residence - Miami-Puerto Rico-Miami–Caribbean - Oceania’s Riviera ~ Miami-Barcelona Mediterranean - Oceania’s Riviera
2017 Miami’s Art Basel ~ Art Palm Spring with DK Art Publishing
2016 ”Lempicka to Noel” Miami Art Basel Red Dot Exhibit with DK Art Publishing- ~ Art Palm Spring ~ Art Southampton with DK Art Publishing
Oceania’s Artist in Residence - Miami–Barcelona Oceania’s Riviera ~ Baltic Exhibits London – Stockholm - Oceania’s Marina
2015 Oceania’s Artist in Residence NYC-Canada-Ireland-London - Oceania’s Marina ~ Mediterranean Rome-Venice-Istanbul - Oceania’s Riviera ~ Art San Diego with DK Art Publishing ~ Miami’s Art Basel
2014 Oceania’s Artist in Residence Central America Exhibit – Oceania’s Riviera ~ Eastern Caribbean Exhibit – Oceania’s Riviera ~ VIP Exhibit NYC to London – Oceania’s Marina ~ Exhibit Rome to Lisbon – Oceania’s Marina ~ Exhibit Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro – Oceania’s Marina.
2013 Oceania’s Artist in Residence - VIP Exhibits trough the Baltic Countries – Oceania’s Marina ~ VIP Exhibit San Juan Puerto Rico and Caribbean – Jewel of the Seas ~ Galeria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2012 Art Basel Miami Private Group Exhibit – Downtown Miami and Wynwood ~ Art Takes Times Square - NYC Times Square Billboards ~ CNN Espa ol Premiere - Selected to create the painting/image for their Official Campaign.
2011 “La Colaborazione” - Collaboration with Mr. Uberto Gucci and the Gucci Family – Florence VIP Premier – Pacific Princess ~ “La Colaborazione” Miami Premiere Miami Beach Botanical Garden Gallery and The Raleigh Hotel ~ Galleria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ Art Basel - Nicolla W Gallery – Midtown Miami
2010 “Complex-Simplicity” - Colombostile Gallery Exhibit, Miami, FL ~ Emerald Princess Western Caribbean Solo Exhibit ~ Exodo Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ Celebrity Equinox Mediterranean VIP Solo Exhibit ~ Pacific Princess Mediterranean Solo Connoisseur Exhibit ~ Galleria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2010 Art Basel Miami 2010 Nicole Miller Miami Beach Exhibit for Make A Wish Foundation with Romero Britto and Purvis Young – Miami Beach ~ Underground Art Fair - Two Mundos – Midtown Miami ~ Deco One Gallery – Design District, Miami ~ Galleria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2009 South Shore Hotel Miami Beach Solo Exhibit with the City of Miami Beach ~ Crown Princess Connoisseur Portugal and Mediterranean Solo Exhibit ~ The Louvre's Carrousel International Exhibit with Crisolart Gallery, Barcelona ~ Nu Art Gallery Exhibit, Orlando, FL ~ Gallery 778, San Juan, Puerto Rico ~ Galleria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2008 Isleworth Countryclub Gallery, Orlando, FL ~ Emerald Princess Connoisseur Cruise Mediterranean Exhibit ~ New York City Art Expo with Crisolart Gallery, Barcelona and Museum of the Americas ~ Don O'Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Auction for HRC L.A Dinner Gala ~ Coral Princess Central America/Panama Canal Exhibit ~ Unveiling of Noel’s painting for the Opening Event of “Romance in a Can” Film Festival Karu & Y, Miami - Organized by Red Chemistry, MTV and the French Consulate.
2007 Queen Mary 2, VIP Connoisseur Exhibit NYC to London - Caribbean Princess, Caribbean Islands ~ 1dd Gallery, Miami, FL ~ Isleworth Countryclub Gallery, Orlando, FL ~ Diamond Princess, Mexican Riviera ~ Art Basel 2007, Miami, FL
2006 Grand Princess Mediterranean Connoisseur VIP Exhibit.
2005 Art Expo NYC, NY, NY ~ Passions Gallery, Provincetown, MA ~ Liquid Blue Gallery, Miami, FL
2004 Museum of the Americas, Miami, FL ~ Art Miami, Miami Beach, FL
2003 Passions Gallery, Provincetown, MA ~ Bal Harbour Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
2002 Bal Harbour Gallery, Miami Beach, FL ~ Passions Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2000-01 Passions Gallery, Provincetown, MA ~ Starfish, Miami Beach, FL ~
1998 Passions Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1997 Passions Gallery, Provincetown, MA ~ Gallery 1037 Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
1996 Kischener Haack Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL
1995 Van Dyke Gallery, Miami Beach, FL ~ Adobe Gallery, Edgewater, NJ
1993 Espa ola Way Art Center Gallery, Miami Beach, FL ~ PM Studio Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1992-1991-1990 Studio D’Noel Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1990-89-88-87 D’Noel Gallery, Boston, MA ~ Club Cafe Gallery, Boston, MA ~ Cyclorama Boston
Center for the Fine Arts, Boston, MA ~ Federal Reserve Building Gallery, Boston, MA
1986 Ricky’s Republic Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2009-2012 Art Basel Miami, FL- Star Princess, Mexican Riviera ~ Galleria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2008 Art Basel 2008, Miami, FL ~ Galleria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2007 Art Basel, Miami, FL ~ Star Princess, Caribbean Islands ~ Galleria Exodo – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2006 Grand Princess, Mediterranean Cities
2005 Collaboration with Romero Britto/Britto Central Gallery, Miami Beach, FL ~ Diego Victoria Fine Arts, North Miami, Fl.
2004 Art Basel 2004, Miami, FL ~ 2002-2003 Art Miami w/Bal Harbour Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
2001-2002 Bal Harbour Gallery, Miami Beach, FL ~ Passions Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1999 Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, Hollywood, FL ~ 1998 Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, Soho, NYC
1997 Mayfair Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL, Absolut Pink Umbrellas Exhibit
1996 Kischener Haack Fine Art, Miami Beach, FL
1994 Van Dyke Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1989 City Hall Gallery, Boston, MA ~ Cyclorama Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
2020 “Universal Strength” Created by Noel for the XXV International Ballet Festival of Miami ~
2019 -2006 Commission for Orlando’s Zebra Coalitions ~ Commission for the official invite of CNN Español Miami’s Premiere Gala ~ Thirty eight Commissions for Private Collections ~ Three Commissions for City Hall Restaurant, Miami
2004 Selected by CareResorce to create the image for Miami’s White Party 20th Anniversary
2003-2004 Twelve Commissions for Private Collections
2002 Commissioned by University of Miami to design Sets and Costumes for Prima Ballerina Rosario (Charin) Suarez’ Ballet Premier of Cecilia Valdez for - University of Miami Festival 2002 ~ Five Commissions for Private Commissions
2001 Five Flamingoes for the City Miami Beach Art in Public Places Installation ~ Miami’s AIDS Panel for The National AIDS Quilt Display ~ Murals for Restaurant at Paradise Point, San Diego Commissioned by Noble House Resorts
2000 Miami’s AIDS Walk Poster 2000 for Community AIDS Resource Inc. Miami, FL ~ Commemorative Poster for First Night Miami Beach 2000, Millennium Celebration ~ Fountain Design and Paintings for the Lobby and Suites for Grove Isle Hotel, Commissioned by Noble House Resorts
1998 “Sue o Blanco” White Party Painting for Community AIDS Resource Inc. Miami, FL ~ Beauty & Beyond’98 Image for Beauty Cares for the AIDS Relief Fund, New York, NY ~ Three Commissions for Private Commissions
1997 Headdress Ball IX Image for Hope and Help Center of Center Florida Inc. Orlando, FL ~ Painted Jacket for the Absolut/DIFFA Dallas Collection, Dallas, TX ~ Five Commissions for Private Collections
1996 Absolut Pink Umbrellas for DIFFA, New York ~ Miami
1995 Cover of the novel of Argentine author Alicia Borinsny “Sue os del Seductor Abandonado” published by Ediciones Corregidor, Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ “IL Bucatto” Mural for Follia Restaurant, Miami Beach, FL Commissioned by Seckinger & Myers Inc. Miami Beach, FL ~ “Within
Herself” (mural) and “Eve” (painting) for Nemo Restaurant, Miami Beach, FL, Commissioned by Studiolido Inc. Miami Beach, FL
1993 Cover for the novel of Argentine author Alicia Borinsny “Mean Women” Published by University of Nebraska Press ~ Four Commissions for Private Collections
1990 Two murals for the Ritz Plaza Hotel, Miami Beach, FL ~ Two Commissions for Private Collections
1989 Models for Homeless painting commissioned by Absolut Vodka, Boston, MA ~ Portrait of Eartha Kitt, commissioned by Club Cafe Gallery, Boston, MA ~ Fifteen paintings for Franco’s by the Sea Restaurant, Provincetown, MA, Commissioned by Owner/Executive Chef Franco Palombo.