Noel Hefele grew up in Connecticut and received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon in 2002 and his MA in Arts and Ecology in England in 2010. He paints the interactions between nature and culture in the landscape. He was Artist in Residence at the Barbuda Archeological Research center in the Caribbean in 2013 and 2014. He has exhibited internationally and has work in many private collections.
He served on the board of PLGarts, a non-profit community arts organization in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood in Brooklyn NY from 2011 to 2017.
Noel teaches a graduate level summer Arts and Ecology course for teachers out of Brooklyn College, partly taking place in Prospect Park.