Born in New York City in 1948, Noel Reifel was raised in the city, Long Island,
North Carolina and Pennsylvania before returning to New York to study art at
Pratt Institute. After graduation he worked as a free-lance graphic designer and
illustrator and taught part time at Pratt and The Printmaking Workshop (Blackburnís)
before coming to Kent State to teach printmaking and drawing in 1976.
Reifelís work concentrates primarily on the media of relief and intaglio printmaking.
His approach has ranged from traditional to experimental. Since 1980 Reifelís work
has concerned itself largely with combined media prints resulting in varied editions,
often comprised of unique prints. Since the mid-1970s Reifelís work has been
exhibited in Great Britain, Germany, India, Canada, Costa Rica, Thailand, Venezuela,Egypt and Mexico as well as the United States. Exhibitions number about 220 plus approximately fifty traveling venues.