PDXWLF 2024 Installation

I’m excited to announce I am part of the 2024 Portland Winter Light Festival, with a new installation at Blackfish Gallery. The PDXWLF is amazing city-wide event, and I am please to join it once again, with a new monumental installation; Leviathan/Ouroboros.

Constructed out of a skin of recovered fishing nets and filled with local plastic trash, the installation Leviathan / Ouroboros imagines the incarnation of the Anthropocene as a self-consuming serpent.

Designed to capture the paradox of emergent behavior in a collective system spiraling heedlessly towards its own catastrophic unraveling, Leviathan / Ouroboros provides viewers with a tangible connection to abstractions of environmental collapse and spiritual isolation. The machinations of human progress carries us onward to an uncertain light, and we are the helpless links of its great sinews and the prey of its winding intricacies.

Come see it at Blackfish Gallery from February 1st – March 2nd, with extended nighttime hours from 6 PM – 10 PM on February 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th.

See more about it here!

Opening Tomorrow at Blackfish Gallery


In preparation for my opening tomorrow, I’ve finished up a few final works started in 2023. I’m excited to show them tomorrow from 5 – 8 PM, along with a selection of recent works focusing on fire as symbol of the radiant and transformative nature of spiritual experience.

I’ll be at Blackfish Gallery for the duration of the opening and look forward to meeting visitors and answering questions. Refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!  
Noah Alexander Isaac Stein 


My first show at Blackfish Gallery, Wavering Tension and Impressions of Light will open January 4th and run until February 3rd. Focusing on a new body of work, the show will highlight the role of pressure and tension in the emergence of spiritual experience. 

I hope you’ll join me for the opening reception on First Thursday from 5 PM – 8 PM at 938 NW Everett St., Portland, OR.


Out of Tension, Fire and Light


Through both my life and my artistic practice, the last year has been a period of powerful change and transformation. Inseparable as these two aspects of an artists life are, I am excited to share the resulting works.

In addition to new body of work representative of this period, I’m extremely pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to join Blackfish Gallery in Portland, OR. Blackfish Gallery is one of the oldest cooperative art galleries in America, and includes some of the most talented artists in Portland.

My first show At Blackfish, Wavering Tension and Impressions of Light will open January 4th, and I hope you’ll join me at the First Thursday opening.  

Additionally, I’ll be creating a new installation for the 2024 Portland Winter Light Festival, and looking forward to sharing more information about it in the near future.

Look forward to seeing you in January!

Noah Alexander Isaac Stein


My first show at Blackfish Gallery, Wavering Tension and Impressions of Light will open January 4th and run until February 3rd. Focusing on a new body of work, the show will highlight the role of pressure and tension in the emergence of spiritual experience. In addition to the work below, there will be several brand new piece that will be shown for the first time. 

I hope you’ll join me for the opening reception on First Thursday from 5 PM – 8 PM at 938 NW Everett St. Refreshments will be provided.



Im also excited to be part of the Portland Winter Light Festival again! For 2024 I’ll be creating a 40 ft glowing ghost net leviathan at Blackfish Gallery this February, as well as organizing an accompanying group show, “Illuminations”. Additionally, in case you missed it, I’ll be reopening my 2023 installation, Disgorged by the Ocean into Liminal Brightness (pictured) at East Creative Collective. Expect more news soon.

Joining Blackfish Gallery

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to join Blackfish Gallery as a member-owner. Blackfish is among the oldest continually operating collective art galleries in America, and has been a cornerstone of the Portland art scene for over 45 years. It’s been great to connect already with so many amazing artists, and I’m looking forward to my first show there in January 2024.

New paintings and shows

Just finished up a few new pieces, including the long in progress work Nightfall at Justice Center, another in my Kabbalah series, and a small one featuring raven:

Im also very excited to be part of shows with Astoria Visual Arts and Art at the Cave:

Disgorged by the Ocean into Liminal Brightness 

Almost finished with my PDXWLF installation! You can see it from Feb 3rd – 11th.

Opening night on Feb 3rd First Friday will also include open studios, live music, and fire dancing.

“Brightly shining from within, the installation imagines the tangible reality of ocean pollution as the dream landscape of our civilization. Gently breathing, the assemblage is both the physical and psychological flotsam of our interconnected civilization. Swimming in endless waves of plastic particulate and glowing trash, viewers will be invited into the luminous ghost net of recovered marine debris and metaphysical light.”

Disgorged by the Ocean into Liminal Brightness 

New paintings

While in some ways this style is a natural progression from my earlier work, there is also a something distinctively new that I am very excited by. Better photos coming soon….

Interview For the Seventh Generation

Had a great time talking with John Teply as part of For the Seventh Generation. John is a great interviewer, and it was wonderful to be able talk a bit about the the role of chaos in the creative process, working internationally in areas of conflict, and the importance of environmental preservation.

For the Seventh Generation

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be part of The Seventh Generation project this year. My piece, Perpetua, was completed plein air at the Strawberry Hill Wayside on the Oregon coast. I’m excited to be a part of this amazing conservation project, and I will be giving a talk on during the opening night in Lincoln City.

“For The Seventh Generation is about connecting with place over time. We are forming a one-hundred year arts organization whose reason for being is the ocean. We want to make art that functions at the center of human life, not at its edges. Our showcase event is the For The Seventh Generation Project, The one-mile Pano-Mural for the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts. Our guiding sentiment is “Above all else, a healthy ocean.” The lengthy time aspect referred to by the title is from a notion that we need to think within a longer time frame to address our problems. We need to make choices not just for ourselves an our generation, or for our children or even our grandchildren, but to acknowledge that this is the only planet that any of us will ever have, for all species, for all life, and that we share this planet with the future. Our decisions should reflect that.”

Perpetua, 2022
Oil and wax on panel
24” x 48”

New Photography

Finally got my new works from last year photographed. Ian at Shoot Your Art did an amazing job as always. I’m amazed every time at the difference professional photography can make.