Tim Noble and Sue Webster both studied at Foundation College, Cheltenham Art College (1985 – 1986), Nottingham Polytechnic (1986 – 1989) and Royal College of Art in London (1992 – 1994). From 1989 until 1992 they were both resident artists at Dean Clough in Halifax in West Yorkshire.
They joined forces in their university days at Nottingham Polytechnic and since then have worked together, occupied with the advertising industry, the media world and the changed status of British artists since the emergence of the YBA phenomenon. They have tried being poor and starving artists while the artist gig became increasingly hip. Noble & Webster utilise a number of different media that visually challenge the relations between the spectacular, the serious and the entertaining.
Noble & Webster have participated in numerous exhibitions all over the world, including "Fools Rain" at ICA Institute of Contemporary Art in London (1996), "Sex and the British" at Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg and Paris (2000), "I Love You" at Deitch Projects in New York (2000), "MAN. Body in Art 1950-2000" at ARKEN (2000), "Apocalypse. Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art" at Royal Academy of Art in London (2000), "Magic, Loneliness & Trash" at Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires (2001), "Instant Gratification" at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills (2001), "Melodrama" at Tate Liverpool (2001), "Tim Noble & Sue Webster" at PS 1/Museum of Modern Art in New York (2003), "Black Magic" at MW Projects in London (2003) and "State of Play" at Serpentine Gallery in London (2004).
Additionally Noble & Webster are represented at Ads Fine Art Foundation, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Mora Foundation in Vienna and The Saatchi Collection, London.