CV

Please see EXHIBITION section for previous shows 

 

Recent Exhibitions 

2022 Circle & Light  Laurent Delaye gallery Ramsgate , UK

July 8th – August 30th – 2022  

https://www.laurentdelaye.com/exhibitions/21-circle-and-light-summer-exhibition/

2022   Horizon  (landscape and beyond)  Curated by Alex.Hinks

  At The Cello Factory Gallery, London -30th June – 10th July 2022

Horizon (landscape and beyond) Landscape has been integral to artists for hundreds of years, from frescos to oil paintings and more. Horizon exhibition presents contemporary artists’ interpretation, representation and abstraction of our surroundings through a multiplicity of mediums.

2021  ‘SHAPE CHROMA ‘ 3 person show , TENSION Fine Art, London https://www.tensionfineart.co.uk/current-exhibition-chroma/

2021  DIRTY PINK  group show – Spain,Valencia 

2018 Light Chroma, Solo showAngus-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  Caroline has 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 and recently  curated the 3 person 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 her 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 her  light box works are also exhibited in the Groucho Club in Soho, London, which is part of their contemporary collection

Artist Statement  

Caroline List’s recent paintings and sculptural works are an inquiry into colour, light, form and illusory space, exploring the opticality of simultaneous colour contrast and its emotive visual impact.

“Working on linen, board, paper and aluminium Caroline List creates luminous paintings full of sensuous hues that explore the spatial qualities of colour in relationship to form and ground, defined by their differing absorbances. Drawing on early 20th century abstraction and virtual screen photography her work implicitly refers to landscapes, organic shapes and atmospheric light. Using high key pigments and fluorescents full of transparency and opacity her works, despite their sophisticated geometry, create links to the saturated colour fields of Rothko and the spiritual, other worldly light of Caspar David Friedrich.”  

Review ‘Shape Chroma’  Artlyst – Sue Hubbard (2021)

Recent work is categorised into three series, ‘Chroma Shape’, ‘Chroma Sphere’ and ‘Light Shift ’, which reference both Modernist geometric abstraction and the spatial language of landscape. The perception of colour and space is explored through atmospheric light shifts, seen in contrast to hard edged shapes, this push and pull of the picture plane suggests distant horizons or colourscapes, an exploration of depth of field, form, and ground. This play with the optically of the picture plane and the tricks of painting make reference to the infinite, the sublime. Framing devices such as the  Renaissance tondo, tromp l’oeil and Modernist  compositional conventions have informed this series. The colour conversation has several references; signatures observed within nature; atmospheric light; colour theory and formal abstraction, particularly influenced by The colour field painters, Suprematism and geometric construction.

Compositional ideas are generated from collages and paintings on paper, which are later developed into large linen canvases or paintings on board or aluminium. The surface absorbency of colour and light in these works transports the viewer into a visual experience of transient colour, which is not only anchored in Modernist abstraction, but plays with organic totemic forms which float above and beyond the pictorial horizons line. Recent developments into the inquiry of colour and form have generated painted sculptural works, in the ‘Colour Suspension’ series, which explores the relationship between the painted two-dimensional space, flat surfaces and three-dimensional structures, where painted 2D space blends and shapes 3D form.

Colour Suspension sculpture 2022



Chroma Shape & Chroma Sphere paintings

Education

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  

Collections

2016

The Groucho Club contemporary collection.

2009

Dover Street Arts Club, Mayfair London.

2008

Fidelity Financial Corporate collection, London.

2005

Cazenove / JP Morgan Investment bank, London.

2004

Neuberger & Berman collection, New York.

2004

Lehman brothers Investment bank private, London. 

1998

Evans, private collection London.  

1997

Le Capitol la Defence private collection, Paris.

1996

The Hilton Hotel Headquarters, London.

1990

Contemporary Arts Society, public collection, London

1990

Arthur Anderson, private collection, London.

1989

Milbank House, 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

2021 latest Articles

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

2021 https://www.riseart.com/article/2390/the-landscapes-of-sublime-abstraction

Caroline List

 

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

2012

Christie’s Auction Catalogue, Lehman Brothers

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

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