Caroline Collom

Caroline Collom

Sydney, NSW, Australia

About Caroline Collom

Caroline Collom is a British artist but shares here time between the UK and Australia. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia working on a new body of work.
Collom's paintings hope to expose an inward and outward trajectory of multiple forms through intersecting planes that reveal subtle differences in the illusion of depth. This engages physical interaction as the viewer moves in and out of the work to look for the detail.
Abstraction takes abstracts from the existing, and this is the premise of her work and source of her imagery. Taking these shapes and isolating them in a space encourages a dialogue of form that might have once been overlooked: abstract imagery that stands for itself.
Proposing to create a space that holds and dominates the room through the means of colour, line and shape.

Education

Caroline Collom started her art education at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL and then went on to do her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne and graduated in 2014. Collom spent her second year of her degree at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston which really helped her develop her painting style. In Australia Collom was able to take advantage of the large studio spaces and great support network of the University to really find her own practice and style of her work. Since graduating Collom has had two solo exhibitions in Melbourne.

Events

Published artist in FreshPaintMagazine (now Create! Magazine) June 2016 International Issue 13 curated by the Chief Curator and Art Advisory at Saatchi Art Rebecca Wilson.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:
2018 Doo Bluh Vay A, Tripp Gallery. 19 - 26 April
2015 Between the Lines, FiveWalls Projects,
Footscray. 4 - 29 March
2015 Red Gallery, Fitzroy North. 29 April - 16 May

Recent Group Exhibitions:
2018 The Other Art fair London presented by Saatchi
Art. 22 - 25 March
2018 The Other Art Fair LA presented by Saatchi
Art. 15 - 18 March
2017 The Other Art Fair Sydney presented by Saatchi
Art. 26 - 29 October
2017 Shapeshifters, Collab Gallery, Chippendale.
28 June - 8 July
2017 The Other Art Fair Melbourne presented by
Saatchi Art
2016 A Space that Holds, Chapman and Bailey
Gallery, Melbourne
2014 VCA Graduate Show, VCA, Melbourne (curated
by the Painting Staff)
2014 PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
(curated by VCA students)
2014 Majlis Travelling Scholarship (Shortlisted for),
Margaret Lawrence Gallery,
Melbourne (curated by Vikki Mcinnes and Scott
Miles)
2014 3D Painting, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
(curated by Elizabeth Gower)
2014 Scoopnet, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
(curated by VCA students)
2013 Forms, Gallery at Middlesex Lounge, Boston,
MA, USA (curated by Myraha Harmon-Arias)
2013 Crossing Paths, MassArt Student Gallery,
Boston, MA, USA (curated by Alison Evans)
2013 You don’t know me, VCA Student Gallery,
Melbourne (curated by myself and Soojin Park)
2012 PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
(curated by VCA students)
2011 Painting Show, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne
(curated by VCA students)