CV

Please see EXHIBITION section for previous shows 

Resume – Brief Bio   

I am a British contemporary painter born in Nottingham lives and works in London.

My work seeks to express balance and form through the Sensuality of shape, colour & light. My recent paintings & sculptural paintings, generate an ongoing dialogue, exploring my love of colour, atmospheric light and Modernist abstract languages. 

Since graduating with an MA in Painting, (1988) from Chelsea School of Art & Design, I have exhibited in London, Spain, New York, Toronto, Paris and China. In the past I have curated several successful exhibitions in the contemporary London art scene and 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, JP Morgan  & Cazenove bank. My ‘Light Tondo ‘works are exhibited at the Groucho club  ( Soho ) and are  currently part of their contemporary collection in London . Over the years I  have endeavoured to support my art career through exhibitions and working part time in a number of art schools, such as Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, Ual.

I currently show in group and curated shows in the UK and overseas. In 2021, I curated and exhibited in ‘Shape Chroma’ at Tension Fine Art, London, a three person show exploring spatial abstraction, colour and assemblage. Caroline Has recently exhibited in group exhibitions at Laurent Delaye gallery. ‘FLOWERS’  Gallery, London.

Recent shows  2023-24

2024   Extempore 24  (group show various media) at Tension Fine Art, Penge, South London

EXHIBITIONS – Extempore 24

2024   Flatland – Side Show Lethaby Gallery, University of the Arts -Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London

2024 ‘Small Is Beautiful’  – FLOWERS Gallery   Mayfair, London

2024  Passing Winter Laurent Delaye  Gallery, Ramsgate , Kent  https://www.laurentdelaye.com/

2023  Summer Exhibition   Laurent Delaye Gallery Ramsgate , Kent https://www.laurentdelaye.com/

December – 2023 Jan 2024

FLOWER Gallery, London, Cork street  ‘Small Is Beautiful’. 41st edition. group show 

https://www.flowersgallery.com/exhibitions/579-small-is-beautiful-41st-edition/

Recent shows  2023-24

2024 FLOWERS GALLERY    ‘Small is Beautiful’  Mayfair, London

2023 Summer Exhibition    

Laurent Delaye gallery Ramsgate , kent https://www.laurentdelaye.com/

Summer Show – Light Tondo, light box works   – 8)cm Diameter led light boxes of back lit paintings  2023

July 2023

Ruskin gallery Cambridge 

The New Accelerator exhibition, aims to establish a dialogue between a range of artists who have reflected advances in technology through reductive, minimal, architectonic or geometric approaches.

https://creativeshowcase.aru.ac.uk/events/culture-calendar/the-new-accelerator/

October 2022

Marie Josie Gallery  AL(L)ONE  

https://www.mariejosegallery.com/allone

Kensington, London 

July 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.

November 2022

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

https://www.flowersgallery.com/usr/documents/exhibitions/press_release_url/551/press-release-small-is-beautiful-xl-2022-.pdf

Circle & Light  Laurent Delaye gallery Ramsgate,UK

July 8th – August 30th – 2022  

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

2021 

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

DIRTY PINK  group show – Spain,Valencia 

2018

Light Chroma, Solo showAngus-Hughes Gallery, Clapton, London. angus-hughes.org/THE-CELLAR-GALLER

2015

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

Curated Shows

2021

 ‘Shape Chroma’  at Tension Fine Art, London. 

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

Artist Statement  

Caroline List’s recent paintings and sculptural works are an inquiry into the sensuality of form colour, light and 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)

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.

Curated shows 2004    

The Horizon of Expectation

Fuses a hybrid world of fact and fiction through a re- interpretations of place and space. Through constructed realities of space, the viewer is transported into a new reality, a place of fantasy, a shifted perception, drawn towards a new horizon, an imaginary line that is itself an illusion .  

The Empire Gallery,   Hackney, London,   “ curated by Caroline List

Exhibiting artist: Gordon Cheung Gavin Nolan, Isabel Young, Reece Jones, Jost Munster, kounsuke kowakame, Peter Lamb, George Doneo, Memei Thompson, Caroline List .

Curated Shows

July 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.

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Horizon  (landscape and beyond)  Curated by Alex.Hinks

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

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

Publications 

2023   Exhibition catalogue ‘The New Accelerator ‘ – Anglia Ruskin University,  Cambridge.

The discourse surrounding Geometrical and Systems based art remains rooted in 1960s and early 1970s zeitgeist for purity, through clarity of thought and articulation, and as an extension of earlier Modernist dialogues. Conventionally located often as related to painting or other physical processes of construction such as sculpture or wall-based reliefs, The New Accelerator exhibition profiles a wider range of work, such as digital generative simulation or 3d video animation, which are presented alongside work that continues to explore media such as oil or acrylic on canvas, 3d relief constructions and installation.

 

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