Revere La Noue was born on the bicentennial and named after 18th century artisan and activist Paul Revere. La Noue is a contemporary artist, filmmaker, and consultant working on a wide array of creative projects all over the world. He is committed to pushing the frontier of visual storytelling through innovation and professional collaboration. Click through images below to see recent shows, projects, and collaborations.
Revere La Noue (named after artisan and revolutionary Paul Revere) is a filmmaker and artist who believes that stories and images can be powerful agents of change, growth, and humanity.
His recent projects delve into music, technology, sports, conservation and understanding what it means to be wild. He has lived, trained, and worked in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, NYC, and is now based in Durham, NC working on projects all over the world. La Noue is currently directing and producing OVERLAND (with Elisabeth Haviland James) a feature documentary on four continents about a collection of disparate characters who practice the ancient art of falconry to escape the modern world by immersing in wilderness with their falcons, hawks, and eagles. (WATCH GLIMPSE HERE) In conjunction with the film, he is producing an art book, multi-surface projection exhibit, and a jaw-dropping VR flying experience.
In 2016, La Noue directed shoots for OVERLAND in Abruzzo Italy and Elk City, Oklahoma. He directed and produced a documentary featuring the Grammy award winning international opera star Deborah Voigt. In collaboration with a team of engineers and athletes he directed a commercial for a wearable biometric technology company. In addition to several private commissions, La Noue immersed in the rich tradition of rowing and completed two large commissioned paintings for the McConnell family boathouse at the University of Notre Dame.
Throughout his art career, La Noue has sought a great variety of projects requiring innovation and alternative uses of media. Shortly after finishing his graduate work at Stanford, he launched an art business in New York City with a collection of his work featuring icons of American history and folklore. Within the first year, pieces from the series were hung in public and private collections in 42 states. As a former student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame, La Noue and his work The Original Fighting Irish, Pride and Courage were featured in national media including ESPN and NBC Sports. In 2011, he was commissioned to create a four-story, 6500 sq ft. fine art print of stampeding broncos that wrapped around the corner of a city block; it is the largest publicly displayed fine art print on record. In 2012, he exhibited his first solo show with paintings, prints, and photographs featuring dance and architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His exhibition of experimental photography depicting the city of Detroit was part of a show at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum that drew a record number 100,000 visitors in two weeks. In the spring of 2014, he unveiled Targyle: series one a collaboration with renowned fashion designer Alexander Julian featuring five 10 ft tapestries, a 200 sq ft canvas, 15 original paintings as well as several prototypes for a line of men’s ties and women’s scarves. In the summer of 2014 La Noue debuted a new show of paintings in Durham, NC called EMOTICON, Feeling Unsimplified. The show was made in collaboration with dancers and choreographers from around the country to explore expression with the human body in an era of increasingly abbreviated communication. At Duke University, he unveiled a 300 sq ft permanent installation featuring his impressionistic depictions of “Diables Bleus” a WWI era French military unit that inspired the Blue Devil nickname. In 2015, he debuted a series of paintings inspired by his travels to the United Arab Emirates at Art Basel, Miami.
As a filmmaker, La Noue has collaborated with a wide range of organizations including National Geographic, NBC Sports, The New Yorker Magazine, The National Science Foundation, The National Institutes for Child Health and Human Development, The University System of Maryland, and Stanford University Medical School. He is proud that his work has made a strong social impact as an educational tool, a case for conservation, a vessel of inspiration for communities in need of support around the country, and as a medical resource saving lives on five continents around the globe. He worked with George Butler and White Mountain Films as a field producer of Lord God Bird documenting the controversial search for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and as an editor and co-producer of The Good Fight, a verité exploration of the legacy of Bobby Bowden. He was the Art Director and Producer of In So Many Words, a southern gothic documentary by Elisabeth Haviland James and Thornapple Films. He served for two years as a creative advisor to HBO’s “The Loving Story” which was short-listed for an Academy Award, won an Emmy and a Peabody Award in 2013. He is frequently called upon to consult with other filmmakers and business leaders to help refine their creative vision and develop alternative models of storytelling.
Revere La Noue has a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, where he played Division I lacrosse. He has a Master’s Degree from the Documentary Film and Video Program at Stanford University, where he taught introduction film classes and received a Presidential Service award for mentorship. He has additional training from The Pratt School in New York, The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia, The Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C., and Université Catholique De L’Ouest in Angers, France