Please see EXHIBITION section for previous shows 

Recent Exhibitions 

November 2022

FLOWER Gallery, London, Cork street  ‘Small Is Beautiful’. 40th edition. group show

October 2022

Marie Josie Gallery  AL(L)ONE

Kensington, London 

July 2022

Circle & Light  Laurent Delaye gallery Ramsgate,UK

July 8th – August 30th – 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.


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


DIRTY PINK  group show – Spain,Valencia 


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  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


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


Caroline List


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