The Full Story
Caroline Blum is a contemporary artist who makes drawings, paintings and sculptures. She lives and works in Upper Manhattan. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her artwork reflects the vibrant light and colors that were around her in the city and in the mountains near Yosemite.
She met Ruth Asawa in San Francisco when she was young and Ruth's wire sculptures and public sculptures had a big influence on her as she became an artists. She said besides making art, to contribute to your community through your art. Caroline received her BA in Fine Art from UC Santa Cruz, where visiting professor Irving Petlin encouraged her to move to NYC. She studied painting at the New York Studio School.
For the past four years she's been drawing with pens on graph paper. These drawings have been shown at Susan Eley Fine Art, Ethan Cohen Gallery KuBe, and were recently published in the Beron Quarterly.
Her drawings are an inventory of things and places seen every day. When I work with pens on paper, I am reminded that simple materials can be used to make meaningful artwork.