Recent Exhibitions

Please see EXHIBITION section for previous shows 


2021  ‘SHAPE CHROMA ‘ 3 person show , TENSION Fine Art, London

2021  DIRTY PINK  group show – Spain,Valencia 

2018 Light Chroma, Solo showAngus-Hughes Gallery, Clapton, London.


Geoscapes, Solo show ARTHOUSE1 Bermondsey, London.

Personal profile

Caroline lives in the UK and has a studio in London.

Since graduating with an MA in Painting from Chelsea School of Art I  have exhibited in a number of group and solo shows in London, New York, Toronto, Paris, Miami, and China. I have also curated several successful exhibitions in the contemporary London art scene. The recent  curated exhibition   ‘Shape Chroma’  at Tension Fine Art, London. 

Shape Chroma: Katrina Blannin, Caroline List, Laurence Noga At Tension Fine Art By Sue Hubbard

Over the years my work has been collected by a number of private collectors as well as corporate collections, including The Contemporary Arts Society, Neuberger & Berman New York, Fidelity Financial, London, Lehman Brothers, and JP Morgan Cazenove. Currently my light box works are also exhibited in the Groucho Club in Soho, London, which is part of their contemporary collection

Artist statement

My Current paintings are an inquiry into colour, light, form and illusory space, these paintings function as a series which inform each other creating an ongoing dialogue in the series  ‘Chroma Shape’,  Chroma Sphere’, ‘Light Shift’, Light Chroma and ‘Chroma Scape’, which reference both Modernist abstraction and representational languages. Illusory space is explored through blended (oil gradient) colour shifts, form and light. This inquiry into colour, shape and light, set’s up a colour conversation within my paintings, informed by a number of colour references, such as signatures observed within nature, atmospheric light, colour theory and modernist abstraction.

The physicality and materiality of colour within these paintings set up a spatial language, a visual tension between flatness, (opaque colour), illusory space, (transparent and gradient colour) and horizontality creating visual spatial horizons which move between abstraction and landscape horizons. In the recent series ‘Chroma Shape ‘my paintings explore the push & pull of the picture plane, using oil blends seen in contrast to sprayed veils of colour and painted hard edged organic shapes, the forms take on a sculptural presence within the picture plane, creating a visual /spatial play contrasting illusions of form and ground.  

In previous works and my light-boxes, I often use the format of the Renaissance ‘tondo’ and the repetition of the circular form, a form which has no beginning or end, therefore the viewer can never fully complete the image. This exploration of illusion, colour and light is further explored in their illuminated counterparts. The led light box works are digital reproductions of original painting encased in bespoke hand crafted light boxes. These illuminated portal worlds function as virtual photographic counterparts to the paintings, they reference the virtual screens of photography and its influences on both Painters and photographers, who focus on the materiality of light, colour. luminosity and depth of field within image making.

The notion of reproduction and viewing the art work through the interface of the screen is especially relevant in a time when artists work is increasingly viewed through the lens and virtual platforms such Instagram and Artsy.

These light box works, play with this space of viewing and the luminosity of the back -lit image.


1988 – Chelsea School of Art & Design, MAFA Painting 

1986 – BA Fine Art ,Portsmouth School Of Art 

19683 BETEC Art & Design  Mansfield School of Art 

2011- PG Cert in teaching & learning, UAL,Central Saint Martins School of Art  



The Groucho Club contemporary collection.


Dover Street Arts Club, Mayfair London.


Fidelity Financial Corporate collection, London.


Cazenove / JP Morgan Investment bank, London.


Neuberger & Berman collection, New York.


Lehman brothers Investment bank private, London. 


Evans, private collection London.  


Le Capitol la Defence private collection, Paris.


The Hilton Hotel Headquarters, London.


Contemporary Arts Society, public collection, London


Arthur Anderson, private collection, London.


Milbank House, public collection, London.

Awards, scholarships & prizes


Refresh funding University of the Arts, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design


The Breathing Space bursary, Space Studios, London


Nominated for Bryan Robertson award in painting


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


Herbert Read Scholarship


East Midlands Arts, starter grant for emerging artists

Publications and Reviews

2021 latest Articles

Shape Chroma: Katrina Blannin, Caroline List, Laurence Noga At Tension Fine Art By Sue Hubbard



2016 Luxury art & design article, www.yachtinvestors.c


Christie’s Auction Catalogue, Lehman Brothers

HA HA WHAT DOES THIS REPRESENT, Catalogue designed by Katrina Blannin


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


Silent Witnesses solo show review, Saatchi Gallery blog


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


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


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


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


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


New Generation catalogue Bonhams


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