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Recent solo exhibitions

2018

Light Chroma, Solo show, Angus-Hughes Gallery, Clapton, London. angus-hughes.org/THE-CELLAR-GALLERY

2015

Geoscapes, Solo show ARTHOUSE1 Bermondsey, London. arthouse1.co.uk/

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, she has exhibited in London, New York, Toronto, Paris, Miami, and China and also curated several successful exhibitions in the contemporary London art scene.

Caroline’s 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. Her work is also exhibited in the Groucho Club in Soho, London, and is currently 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 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 and space set’s up a colour conversation within my paintings, informed by a number of colour references, such as signatures observed within nature phenomena, colour theory and abstract colour contrast. 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. These 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.

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 painting, colour luminosity and reproduction, which is especially relevant in a time when art works are increasingly viewed through the lens and the virtual platforms such Instagram and Artsy.

Education

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

2018

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

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 and Reviews

2016

Luxury art & design article, www.yachtinvestors.com

2012

Christie’s Auction Catalogue, Lehman Brothers

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

2010

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