Artist statement

Caroline List’s work on first viewing seem to reference the tradition of romantic sublime landscape painting but not exclusively within the epic romantic tradition. These contemporary mixed media works explore natural phenomena through painting, print, colour and light, fusing the montage of the photographic with the physicality of painting creating surreal views which are hinged between memory and artifice.

 

Personal profile

Since graduating with an MA in Painting from Chelsea School of Art, Caroline has exhibited in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and China and also curated several successful exhibitions in the contemporary London art scene.

In 2007 she was nominated for the Brian Robertson painting prize and previously won the first prize in painting at the Royal Over-Seas League annual competition.

Her work has been purchased by a number of collections such as The Contemporary Arts Society, Neuberger and Berman New York, Fidelity Financial, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Cazenove, and the Groucho Club collection, as well as a number of private collectors.

She currently lives in the UK and has a studio in London.

Photo of Caroline List in her studio
 

Education

2010–11PGCert in Teaching and Learning, University of The Arts, London
1987–88MA in Painting, Chelsea School of Art and Design
1983–86BA in Fine Art (1st class), Portsmouth Polytechnic
1981–83Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, West Nottinghamshire College
 

Collections

2017The Groucho Club collection, London
2009Dover Street Arts Club, Mayfair, London
2008Fidelity Financial corporate collection, London
2005JP Morgan Cazenove private collection, London
2004Neuberger & Berman collection, New York
2004Lehman Brothers private collection, London
1998Evans private collection, London
1997Le Capitol la Defence private collection, Paris
1996The Hilton Hotel Headquarters private collection, London
1990Contemporary Arts Society public collection, London
1990Arthur Anderson private collection, London
1989Lord & Lady Milbank public collection, London
 

Awards, scholarships & prizes

2017

The Breathing Space bursary, Space Studios, London

2007

Nominated for Bryan Robertson award in painting

1995

Royal Over-Seas League awarded 1st prize in painting, in the annual international Commonwealth painting competition

1987

Herbert Read Scholarship

1986

East Midlands Arts, starter grant for emerging artists

 

Publications / reviews

2010

Unnatural Selection review, FAD Website
Unnatural Selection review, Amelia's Magazine
Christie's catalogue – Lehman Brothers Auction, London

2008

Silent Witnesses solo show review, Saatchi Gallery blog

2006

Contemporary Magazine Issue 82, Chimera exhibition, critic, Richard Dyer

2004

l'Espresso Magazine, Italy, article, Contemporary Artist In the East End London

2003

The Spectator, ‘Smog’ Exhibition, commenting on 50 years on from the 1952 London Smog

2002

Ditto Ditto solo show catalogue, foreword written by Richard Dyer: Sublime, Subliminal, Dicing With Doubles, sponsored by The London Institute, Chelsea School of Art

1997

Dinosaurs' Blood ‘The Body of Painting’ catalogue, Richard Dyer: Art in Perpetuity Trust, London

1990

New Generation catalogue Bonhams

1988

Chelsea MA show Caroline List reviewed by Sarah Kent, Time Out magazine

 

Caroline List

Studio

Space Studios

Islington

London

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