Artist Bio

San Mateo, California
Lives and works in New York City


 University of California at Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Fine Art, 1981

 New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Summer 1980



Counterbalance II, Susan Eley Fine Art, NY

Darkest Before Dawn: Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen Gallery KuBe, Beacon, NY


New York Studio School and Friends

Respite + Renewal, Susan Eley Fine Art, NY

Flat File Program, Collar Works, Troy, NY

VisualAIDS Postcards from the Edge, Bortolami, NY


Off the Grid, Susan Eley Fine Art, NY 

New Land, curated by Bascha Mon, Contemporary Arts Center, NJ

POPS (Privately owned Public Spaces)  Design Competition, NY

The Universe, How vast, How small,  Aréte Gallery, Brooklyn

New Paintings: Caroline Blum and Melinda Hackett, John Molloy Gallery, NY

6 x 6 x 2019, Rochester Contemporary, NY

Ondate/Waves, Officina 15, Italy and Centotto Gallery, NY


The Possibilities of Line, McKenzie Fine Art, NY

Et tu, Art Brute?  Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY

Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL

Flatfiles Project, Aréte Gallery, NY

6 x 6,  Rochester Contemporary Art Center, NY

Sugar is Sweet, Ground Floor Gallery, NY

Mighty Mini's, Melanie Carr Gallery, CT


True Believers,  David & Schweitzer, September 22-October 15 2017

Mighty Mini's,  Gallerie Souterraine, CT, July 15-September 15 2017

Priority Mail,  Ground Floor Gallery, NY, July 14-August 28 2017

Black Box, Boeker Contemporary, Germany, summer, 2017

Natura Mathematica, Central Booking, NY, April 6-May 28 2017

Driven to Abstraction, Susan Eley Fine Art,  NY, March 1-April 13 2017  


To the Max, Pleat Gallery,  MO, September 1-30 2016

Three Ways, Resident Gallery,  MO,  September 1-30  2016

Elements, Lotus Garden, Curator, NY, September 17  2016

Art X, Good Medicine, Ossining Public Library, NY, June 3-June 29 2016

Going Big, Central Booking, NY, July 30-August 28 2015

You've Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, NY  July 22-August 16 2015

Wish You Were Here, AIR Brooklyn, July 1-26 2015

6 x 6, Rochester Contemporary, NY,  June 6-July 12 2015

The Face in Contemporary Art, On Site Brooklyn,  June 6-July 11 2015

Working Artists, Academic Gallery, NY, March 13-April 13 2015

Postcards From the Edge, Luhring Augustine, NY, January 30-February 1, 2015

Small Works, Garrison Center for the Arts, NY, December 13, 2014-January 4, 2015

Magical Events, Seligmann Center for the Arts, NY, November 14 2014-January 3, 2015

En Route, Edward Hopper House, NY, Curated by Kenise Barnes, October 25 2014-January 4, 2015


Seeds, Lotus Garden, NY, Curator, September 20-September 21, 2014

Cryptographics, EXPO, Chicago, September 18-September 24, 2014

Wish You Were Here, AIR, NY, 13 August 1- 14, 2014

Plaid All Over Counter-Culture, NM April 12- 26, 2014

I Have a Dream,  Alexis Grady Gallery, NY July 22-August 16, 2014

Art Within Reach, Urban Sanctuary, CA, April 12-May 8, 2010

Postcards from the Edge, James Cohan, NY

100 Artists, 100 Watercolors, Jeannie Freilich Contemporary, NY, September 21-October 28, 2006

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, NY

Louise Bourgeois Salon, with Robert Storr, NY, 2003

The Art is in the Mail,  Wexner Center, OH, 1999

War Bulletin Board, Postmasters Gallery, NY, April 27-May 8, 1999

Thirty-fifth Annual Juried Exhibition, Parish Art Museum, Curated by Jack Tilton and Lisa Phillips, NY


The Possibilities of Line, Fibonaccisusan, Mathmatical Art, McKenzie Fine Art, July, 2018

Gleisner, Jacquelyn, Mighty Mini's,  Art New England March/April 2018

Saltz, Jerry, Et tu, Arte Brute?  New York Magazine December 2017

Eckhardt Kohler, William, True Beleivers,  Two Coats of Paint, September 22-24, 2017   

Editor's Pick,  Artnet,  July 17,  2017

Ghosh, Sarboni, Feminist Shows to See In Honor of  Women's History Month, Artnet, March 2017

Editor's Pick, Driven to Abstraction, Wall Street International Art Magazine, April, 2017

Mattera, Joanne, Going Big, Blog, 2015

Sorgatz, Mike, Profile Caroline Blum, Blog, 2008

Curatorial Projects

Off the Grid, Curator, SEFA, NY 2019

Driven to Abstraction, Co-curator, SEFA, NY 2017 

New Bohemia Press, Co-founder, (publishes small art catalogues for shows) 2017

Elements, Curator, The Lotus Garden, NY, 2016


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Radio: What is Art?  WBAI Pacifica Radio Show

Instagram: @carolineblum_


Blossom Industries 

Kramer Blum Inc.

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Target Corporation

Twentieth Century Fox Television/ Modern Family

Works held in private collections in Canada, Japan, California, Chicago,  New York City

Gallery affiliation

Susan Eley Fine Art


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