Artist Vita

 Jay Stratton Noller

Principal Artist
Soilscape Studio LLC, P.O. Box 199, Corvallis, OR 97339-0199
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Professor and Head, Department of Crop and Soil Science
College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Biographical Sketch 

As artist - I develop large eco‐artwork installations and fine‐art paintings on display around the world. I am also a professor, with studies in soil science, geomorphology, art and archaeology. As art scientist - I focus on collecting fragments of physical representatives of le longue duree, a distant past, and use contemporary language, imagery and art to craft Big History about special places on this planet 


1993   University of Colorado, Boulder   Ph.D.   Geology 

1984, 1982  California State Univ., Los Angeles   M.S., B.S.   Geology (both) 


Artistic Awards 

2017  Ford Foundation Mid-Career Artist Award 

2017  Artist-Scientist’s Residency (4 wk), PLAYA, Summer Lake, Oregon  

2012  Depoe Convexol,  Professional Award, Howland Open, Corvallis (Oregon) Art Center 

2010  Salmon colored soil beneath coastal forest Finalist Award NSF-AAAS Vizzies Challenge 

Solo Shows 

2019  Surficie (Installation)2019 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 

2008  This Sense of PlaceEdith Yang Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon 

Duo Shows 

2018  Littoral Patterns, with Lee Ann Garrison. Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University 

2018  CORPUS, with Craig Goodworth (Installations and Performative Land Art) The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon and Old Cox Butte Cemetery, Lane County, Oregon

2014  Soil Redefined,  with Ken Van Rees. Long Beach, California 

2012  Unearthed,  with Don Sprague. Art Elements Gallery, Newberg, Oregon 

Group Shows 

2018  16th Around Oregon Annual, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon 

2018  ArtSci at Pacific’s Edge, HMSC Museum, Newport, Oregon (permanent, rotating exhibit) 

2017  Places to Thrive, Art About Agriculture Invitational, Betty Feves Gallery, Pendleton, OR 

2015  Dirt Dialogues, Bristol, England; Richmond, California; Munich, Germany 

2014  Dirt DialoguesJeju, Korea 

2014  12th Around Oregon Annual, The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon 

2012  10th Annual Something Red Show, Salem, Oregon 

2011  29th Annual Art Show Beaverton (Oregon) Open 

2011  Cannon Beach Gallery, Oregon 

2006-11  Burningman Art Festival, Black Rock City, Nevada 

2009  Allison Inn and Spa, Newberg, Oregon 

2007- Art About Agriculture -- OSU College of Agricultural Sciences 


Art Elements Gallery, Newberg, Oregon