Caroline Blum grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and she decided to become an artist at a young age. Her paintings reflect the vibrant colors and light that were around her in the city and in the mountains near Yosemite.
She became aware of Ruth Asawa through her father who worked with Asawa in San Francisco. Asawa had a big influence on Blum as she became an artist especially in using different materials and said to her, " besides making art, to contribute to the health of your community through your art".
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.
Caroline Blum'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.