Terence La Noue creates paintings with layers of fabric, gauze and acrylic paint, forming a lively melding of many different materials, symbols and colors. His extensive world travels serve as inspiration for works that are abstract mixtures of Western and non-Western traditions and histories. India, South America, Morocco, Mexico and Nepal have been favorite destinations.
La Noue’s paintings often take years to complete. Julie Sasse, curator of contemporary art at the Tucson Museum of Art, has said that There’s a deep sense of archaeology in the way that the works are layered.
Terence La Noue has artworks in numerous international museum collections including the Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan, the Power Institute of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia, and the Musee d’Art et Archeologie, Paris, France. Various American collections also own La Noue paintings, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.