Manhattan Project


Carl Sagan

Judy Garland


Carole King

Natural Selection


Scientia: Richard Feynman


The Visible Skull


Dead Media


Skeletubes v.2




100 Painted Skulls


Call Me Waldo



Star Wars Remix


Dark Sisters


United Skull of America II – X Gallery Installation



Mütter’s Skull of Brains


Viva Vaquita!


Passion Play


United Skull of America II


Mountain Retreat Skull



After Life – installation



Skull-A-Day – selected images






Plant The Piece/Swords Into Plowshares – with Christopher Humes










Celebrabis Vitae (invitational) Box Studios, London, UK

Fall Line Fest (juried exhbition) – Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

Manhattan Project (solo exhibition) Krause Gallery, NYC

The Skull Show (invitational) – Bedford Gallery at Lesher Center for The Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

Graphic Advocacy  (group show) – Art Directors Club, NYC

Emerging to Established (group show) Krause Gallery, NYC

The Medium and the Message: The Poster in the Clash of Ideologies (invitational) – DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Prague, Czech Republic

Rare Nature: The Endangered Species Print Project (group show) –The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL


Natural Selection (solo show) – Krause Gallery, New York, NY

Think Small 7 (invitational) – Artspace, Richmond, VA

Scientia: Richard Feynman (installation) – Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, NY

A Tribute to José Guadalupe Posada (invitational) Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH

Emerging to Established (group show) – Krause Gallery, New York, NY

Face Off (co-curator invitational) – International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL

SCOPE Art Fair represented by Krause Gallery, New York, NY

US & China Typographic Poster Exchange (invitational) Gallery of Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing, China

Affiche #1 (invitational) MOB, Richmond, VA

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012 (invitational) – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Skeleton Damask (solo installation) Loo Gallery @ Lamplighter Roasting Co., Richmond, VA

36 Skulls (solo show) Books, Bikes & Beyond, Richmond, VA

Squared (invitational) Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH


Dead Media (commissioned installation) – TCC Visual Arts Center, Tidewater, VA

Skull Appreciation Day (co-curator invitational) – Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Hollow Thoughts (invitational) – Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA

All is Vanity (solo show) – Clippi Headren & Pine Street Barber Shop, Richmond, VA

Catch 22 (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA


Objects (solo exhibition) – Krause Gallery, New York, NY

Cabinet of Curiosities (solo exhibition) – Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ

Skull Appreciation Day (co-curator of invitational exhibition ) – Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

Affordable Art Fair – represented by Krause Gallery, New York, NY

Endangered Species Print Project (group exhibition) – The Gallery of the Common Experience, San Marcos, TX

A Live Animal (group exhibition) – Root Division, San Francisco, CA

SCOPE Art Fair – represented by Krause Gallery, New York, NY

United Skull of America II (installation) – Main Art X Gallery, Richmond, VA


Small Works (group show) – Krause Gallery, New York, NY

Small Wonder (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Skull (invitational) – Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

Let There Be Light (invitational) – PVCC, Charlottesville, VA

Limited Reading Required (invitational) – Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

Street Anatomy (group show) – International Museum of Surgical Sciences, Chicago, IL

Poe’s Playground (invitational) – Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA

Luck of The Draw II (invitational) – Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

Wretched Glory (invitational) – Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA

Skulls (solo exhibition) – The Frontier Project, Richmond, VA

Skulls (solo exhibition) – Cous Cous, Richmond, VA

Endangered Species Print Project (group exhibition) – Barbara&Barbara, Chicago, IL


Small Wonder (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Poster4Tomorrow (juried exhibition) –, 23 International Galleries

What Can You Do With The City (curated exhibition) – Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL

Think Small 5 (invitational) – Artspace, Richmond, VA

Luck of The Draw (invitational) – Visual Arts Center, Richmond, VA

Goulash (group exhibition) – Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

Skull-A-Day (solo display) – Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Skull-A-Day (invitational based on Skull-A-Day project) – Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH

Skulls (solo exhibition) – Chaos Gallery/Museum of Death, Hollywood, CA

After Life (solo exhibition) – Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

Poe’s Playground (invitational) – Linden Row Inn (1708 Gallery satellite), Richmond, VA

Whodunnit (invitational) – Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA

Unboxed (invitational) – Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA


Not So Silent Night (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Art In A Box (invitational) – Art6, Richmond, VA

SKULLS (solo exhibition) – Chop Suey Tuey, Richmond, VA

What You Can Do With the City (curated exhibition) – Canadian Center for Architecture, Quebec, Canada

Other (invitational) – PVCC, Charlottesville, VA

Take Action! (juried exhibition) – Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden


Skull-A-Day [through June 2008]

Artivism 2 (juried exhibition) – McGuffy Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

Think Small 4 (invitational) – Artspace/Art 6, Richmond, VA


Small Works: Silent Night (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA


Think Small 3 (invitational) – Artspace/Art 6, Richmond, VA

Small Works (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA


Swords Into Plowshares [with Christopher Humes] (solo exhibition) – Upcast Gallery, Richmond, VA

Swords Into Plowshares [with Christopher Humes] (solo exhibition) – Chop Suey, Richmond, VA

Art for Our Time (invitational) – Plant Zero, Richmond, VA

Silent Night (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA


Think Small 2 (invitational) – Artspace, Richmond, VA

Fortunate (solo installation) – Artspace small gallery, Richmond, VA


Writings On The Wall (invitational) – Sarah D. November Gallery, JCC, Richmond, VA

Scalin 3 (group show) – Starch Modern Home, Richmond, VA

Paradise (solo show) – Harrison St. Coffee Shop, Richmond, VA

Mirror, MirrorSarah D. November Gallery, JCC, Richmond, VA


Small Works/Art-O-Mat (invitational) – 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Think Small! (invitational) – Artspace, Richmond, VA

What I did on My Summer VacationSarah D. November Gallery, JCC, Richmond, VA

Honors + Awards


Speaker Virginia Literary Festival, Richmond, VA

Keynote Speaker RVA Makerfest, Richmond, VA

Invited Workshop Presenter: GE-Crotonville, Ossining, NY

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker: Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Norwalk, CT

Invited Workshop Presenter: Havas, NYC

Invited Speaker: Sunshine Sachs, NYC

Invited Workshop Presenter: Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker: Celebrity Cruises


Invited Speaker, HOW Design Conference, San Francisco, CA

Invited Speaker, CapitalOne Analyst Development Program, McLean, VA

Panel Moderator, Design + Technology thesis Symposium Parsons, NYC

Invited Speaker, Varina High School, Henrico County, VA

Invited Speaker, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, Richmond, VA

Keynote Speaker, NC Potters Conference, Asheboro, NC

Introduction Author, Army of The Undead Stock by Gary Lockwood AKA Freehand Profit

Invited Speaker, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Invited Speaker, The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker, GE Capital Fairfield, CT

Invited Speaker, GE Crotonville Ossining, NY

Invited Speaker, The Frontier Project, Richmond, VA

Featured The Persistence of Poe Documentary by Christine Stoddard & David Fuchs

Guest, The Design Recharge Show January 23



Keynote Speaker Creative Commons Qatar Doha, Qatar

Panelist, Design Rebels Unite – Housing Works Bookstore, NYC

Keynote Speaker, Virginia Arts Education Association Conference, Norfolk, VA

Keynote Speaker, MindSpark GAP Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

Invited Speaker, Joan Oates Institute University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, Petersberg, VA

Invited Speaker, International Freelancers Day Online Conference

Guest,  Inbound Now, Episode 50

Invited Speaker, Impact! School of Visual Arts, NYC

Invited Speaker, Design Ethos Conference, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Invited Speaker, The New York Public Library Hand-Made Crafternoon, NYC

Guest, Fast Track Coaching with Dane Sanders, webcast

Invited Workshop Presenter, GE-Crotonville Ossining, NY

Invited Speaker, Banana Republic, NYC

Judge, Richmond Illustrators Club Fifth Jurried Show, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker, South By South West Interactive, Austin, TX

Invited Panelist, The Writers Show, James River Writers, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker, Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

Invited Speaker, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

Invited Speaker, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

Keynote Speaker, CREATE 365 Teaching Artist Conference New Jersey Arts Education
Hamilton, NJ


Guest: Etsy Online Lab Brooklyn, NY

Invited Artist Kid Robot NYC

Invited Speaker Capitol One McLean, VA

Invited Workshop Presenter Schoolhouse Craft Seattle, WA

Invited Lecturer Wake Up With The Arts Scranton, PA

Guest Accidental Creative podcast

Invited Lecturer GAP San Francisco, CA

Invited Workshop Presenter Gel Conference NYC

Invited Speaker: Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA

Invited Workshop Presenter Etsy Seller Symposium NYC

Invited Workshop Presenter GE Crotonville Ossining, NY

Invited Speaker: Virginia Festival of The Book, Charlottesville, VA

Invited Lecturer C3 Breakfast Club Richmond, VA

Judge National Art Scholarship Awards Richmond, VA

Guest: Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski Online Radio Show


Invited Workshop Presenter: 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Invited Workshop Presenter: Interagency Visual Media Group Conference, Washington, DC

Guest: No Brains About ItMütter Museum web show

Invited Panelist: University of Richmond – Citizen Artist, Richmond, VA

Honored as 1 of 100 people on The Big Jewcy list 2010

Invited Workshop Presenter: Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Richmond, VA

Invited Workshop Presenter: Gel Conference, NYC

Invited Speaker: Play/Prophet, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker: Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC

Invited Speaker: Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA

Invited Speaker: Virginia Festival of The Book, Charlottesville, VA

Invited Speaker: Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA

Winner: Designers Skulls, Skull of The Year 2009, Germany


Guest: Studio 360 WNYC radio program

Guest: No Bones About It!Mütter Museum web show

Invited Lecturer: Intuit Experience Design Forum, San Francisco, CA

Invited Lecturer: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Invited Lecturer: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Teen Symposium, Richmond, VA

Keynote Speaker: Mütter Museum Day of The Dead event, Philadelphia, PA

Invited Lecturer: LGDA 100 Show, Louisville, KY

Invited Lecturer: Stuff Richmond Creative Reuse, Richmond, VA

Invited Lecturer: 1708 Gallery Talk 20, Richmond, VA

Guest: Virginia This Morning WTVR CBS 6, Richmond, VA named Blogger “Blog of Note” May 1

Invited Lecturer: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts “Teen Symposium”, Richmond, VA

Invited Lecturer: New York Public Library, New York, NY

Invited Speaker: GEL Conference, NYC

Skulls included in New York Public Library‘s Stuff For The Teen Age 2009 list

Invited Guest Editor: UTNE Reader Blog

Invited panelist: James River Writers “Writing Show”, Richmond, VA

Juror: Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Richmond, VA

Invited Speaker: Free Range Studios, Washington, DC

Skulls awarded “Top Ten 2009 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers” by Young Adult Library Services Association

Featured on “Show Me Your Richmond”

Featured on “Mash-Up” June 6 & October 28


Invited Speaker: Play, Richmond, VA

Guest: Martha Stewart Show

Guest: Barnes & Noble‘s web show Tagged!

12th Annual Webby Awards winner People’s Voice Award Personal Web Site category

Invited Speaker: St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Published Work/Articles


Skull-A-Day (monograph) published by Chop Suey Books Books

The Mammoth Book of Skulls Edited by Ilya Running Press

Richmond Magazine “Skull-A-Day Book” October 7

Style Weekly “Kingdom of The Skull” September 30

My Modern MetropolisDetailed Portraits of Scientists Constructed Out of Hundreds of Matchsticks” September 15

Neatorama “Men of the Manhattan Project in Matches” September 15

Widewalls “Scalin’s Manhattan Project” September 12

WHAN Radio Zero Hour Radio Interview

Richmond Times Dispatch “Art Gallery: Gallery 5′s ‘Rhythm’ exhibit” September 12

Style Weekly “Harmonizing” September 2

Mighty Ugly Kim Piper Werker, Sasquatch Books

Orphaned Stories podcast Episode 2

Various Things podcast Episode 13

Times Dispatch “Creativity in the Workplace Needs to Be a Mandate” July 13

RVA Magazine “Full 365 Skull-A-Day Book Aims For Publishing, Needs Your Help” June 27

RVA News “Chop Suey Books Will Publish Skull-A-Day Book as Part of New Imprint” June 25

Widewalls “Emerging to Established II” June 21

Huffington Post “Judy Garland Re-Imagined in Visual Art for ‘Night of a Thousand Judys’ Benefit” June 13 “Chop Suey Books to Publish Books, Starting with Skull-A-Day” June 5

Out “Night of a Thousand Judys: Art Inspired by Judy Garland” June 3

Diablo Magazine “Dead Heads” May 23

Trend Hunter “Food Facer VA by Noah Scalin Gives Festival Meals Some Personality” May 14

Laughing Squid “Clever Food Face Art Created From Restaurant Meals by Noah Scalin” May 12

Skull Art Prints Laurence King Publishing, UK

Vitamin W “Maggie Walker” January 20

Modern Hieroglyphics “Noah Scalin” The Premiere Issue

Print “Design Activism” January 6


Sustainable Thinking by Aaris Sherin Fairchild Books

Artribune “I Magnifici 9 New York. Orchard Street” November 22

Furia Mag “Los retratos y cráneos de grandes científicos hechos con residuos por Noah Scalin” November 12

Arte Fuse “Picture This: Naturally Selected at Krause Gallery” October 22

Create Virginia podcast Episode 7

GRID “Free The Art” August/Sept

Designers Review of Books Interview August 12

GRID “Make Something” March/April

SifterFrom Skulls to Space” May 13

Huffington Post “I Am the Cutting Edge of Corporate Speaking” April 24

Flow “Alle Begin Is Moeilijk” Netherlands

The Branding Iron “Skull-A-Day” February 7

Design Elements, Using Images to Create Graphic Impact by Aaris Sherin Rockport


Against The Grain “Design for Good” November 29

Richmond Magazine Named “One of the Most Innovative Creative Minds in Town” in Best & Worst Issue August 2012

Richmond Times Dispatch “Scalin: Two prominent Richmond artists, two big new projects” May 28

The Barry Morgan Show CJAD Montreal, Canada

Inbound Now episode 50

Southeast Review Spring 2012

The New York Times “Arts Beat: Behind The Poster” March 12

The Moment by Larry Smith – Harper Perennial

Etsy “How Tuesday – Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing” January 3


Skull StyleFarameh Media

Book of SkullsLaurence King Publishing, USA/Germany

FRESH Cutting Edge IllustrationsMagma Brand Design, Germany

Flow Magazing “Elke Dag Een Beetje” No. 5, Netherlands

How Magazine “The Accidental Promoter” Sept/Oct

Communication Arts “Resources” March/April

The Richmond Times Dispatch “Noah Scalin showing at Main Art X Gallery” March 24

Passport Magazine “Destinations: Richmond, Virginia” March

The New York Times: The Learning Network “100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School” January 28“Just Do Something” January 26

Etsy“Make Something Every Day” January 7


Style Weekly“One A Day” December 8

Richmond Magazine“Datebook” December

Columbia Chronicle“Art With A Porpoise” September 20“Art Talk Chicago – Monday Morning Quarterback Recap” September 6

The Telegraph, UK“The Week In Pictures” September 3“Underwire: Giant Skull is Made of This Slices of Brain” September 1

The New York Times“Visual Learning: The ‘Passion Play’ Poster” February 26


Type FontbatBNN, Japan

Philadelphia City Paper“Playing Dead” October 29-November 5 Magazine“365 Days of Skulls” October 28

Sandusky Register“Head Bones” October 23

Design PlayVictionary, Hong Kong

Richmond Times-Dispatch “Daily meditation on death becomes a celebration of creative life” July 5

LA Weekly: Style Council “Is That A Skull In Your Bread…?” May 26

Blogs: Mad About DesignPage One, Spain

Recharge Your Design Batteries - Rotovision

How “Daily Deadlines”, June

Richmond magazine “Poe’s Playground” June

Skirt Richmond “He’s So Original” January


The New York Times “Why Blog? Reason No. 92: Book Deal” March 30

RVA “The Man In Skulls” Vol 4 Issue 8

Brick Weekly “Skulls For Social Change” Jan 24-30

Weird Tales “The Bazaar” Sept/Oct

Girls & Corpses “Doilies of Death” Winter

Penthouse “Skullduggery” November

Richmond Times-Dispatch “A Skull A Day Keeps The Web Community Intrigued” May 2

Style Weekly “Looking A Head” May 28

Style Weekly “Head Case” October 22

C-ville “And Now For Something Completely Different” May 27-June 2

Make “Kingdon of the Skull” November “Book Bench” July 30

2007 “Pop Candy: Skulls For All Seasons” August 22

Poetry Magazine (cover artist) December

Step Inside Design “Head Trip” December

FHM [Germany] November

Brick Weekly (cover artist) Oct 25-31, Richmond, VA

Make “Cabinet of Horrors” October

R Home “A New Way To Put A Flower In A Gun” December

Arena [Turkey] October

Brick Weekly “Bric-A-brac” July 12-18