Nöle Giulini

sculpture / objekte


( for Rita)(Merino Wool, Kombucha Culture with Cochineal Dye)Average size of each element about 3″x3″x3″, on Table(dimensions variable); 2003 As these shapes emerged from underneath my hands my mother was gravely ill with a very vicious form of cancer. She was in Germany, while I have made my home in America for over 18 years […]

Holy Socks

(holey socks, cellulose binder) 1999 “The prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.”– Simone Weil “Most peculiar about the hole is […]

That Double-Bind, Fatima Hellberg

Since the late 1980s, Nöle Giulini’s intensely material practice has focused on the discarded. In some ways this is a reflection on survival, or, more accurately understood — on surviving —of an enduring and at times willfully fraught effort to keep things alive. The word, ‘survival,’ is in itself unsatisfactory, conjuring up a form of […]

Current Exhibition: 15 Orient Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

15 Orient is delighted to announce an exhibition by sculptor Nöle Giulini; the artist’s first show with the gallery and her first solo-presentation in New York. Featuring a selection of sculptures and wall-works spanning the last thirty years, the show serves as a concise introduction to a practice of striking complexity and originality. December 10 […]

Reviews of Nöle’s work at 15 Orient in Brooklyn, New York, Winter 2022- 2023

Art in America reviews With the rise of new materialism, the notion that nonhuman matter has its own meaningful agency has seeped into a number of disciplines. In the past several years, many artists hoping to think “with” their materials have turned to organic and living matter. Amid this surging interest in bio art, 15 […]


“LIFELINE” seeing without looking This book offers a selection of drawings that I made between the years of 2005 and 2009. At night, right before falling asleep, I asked myself, “What does it feel like to be in this body right now?” And with my eyes closed I attempted to capture the essence of that […]


As individuation forms out of formlessness into grooves, ridges, crevices and arroyos defining the embodiment of awareness as human being our experience narrows down into an either/or. This appears to be necessary to steer this organism through life. intact. What once was a means for survival then becomes an imposition, an impingement, an impediment, a […]

Review of wedding dress

One has to walk into a room where the wedding dress sculpture created by Ms. N. Giulini visually dominates the space where it stands in order to experience the full, very profound and disturbing effect of its impact; to truly comprehend the magnitude of this achievement…There is meaning in this sculpture that says all of […]