ABOUT

Caroline Blum grew up in San Mateo, California and her artwork reflects the vibrant colors and lights that were around her in the Bay Area and in the mountains near Yosemite.

She became aware of Ruth Asawa through her father who worked with Ruth in San Francisco. Asawa had a big influence on Caroline as she became an artist especially in using different materials to make her artwork. In a letter her daughter wrote for her, Ruth said, " besides making artwork, to contribute to the health of your community through your artwork".


Caroline received her BA in Fine Arts from University of California Santa Cruz, where visiting professor Irving Petlin encouraged her to move to New York City. She studied painting at the New York Studio School and was recently named an Alumni Spotlight Artist.

In May her painting Garden Gate, was selected to be in The 2022 Flag Project at Rockefeller Center. Caroline's  artworks have been shown in New York City at Ethan Cohen Gallery, the John Molloy Gallery, McKenzie Fine Art and Susan Eley Fine Art, where she has curated two exhibitions. She was interviewed by Anthony Beron and her drawings were published in the Beron Quarterly and by the New Bohemia Press. She will have her first solo exhibition at The Painting Center in NYC this year.

Caroline currently lives and works  in Manhattan.

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