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Medium: Oil on Linen, Tasmanian Blackwood frame

Framed Size : 695mm x 595mm

Year Completed: 2022


"Texture has always been a huge part of my practice as I want to create a play of depth with layers; I see this as a metaphor for one’s (inner) landscape.   

I decided to study in Australia as I saw it as a great platform to become an international artist; I am very fortunate to say it has worked. I am hugely influenced by my surroundings, design and architecture. My art now gives me the opportunity to travel which just feeds back into my practice. I personally think you can see my heritage, influences and inspiration in all my work. 

The multi-dimensional nature of painting is at the forefront of my practice. Whether this is with a brush on canvas or other materials such as metal, wood or glass, I am heavily aware of the post-medium condition within which I practice. My primary creative focus is tangible spatiality through expression of objects in space or forms within a painted ground. I 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 for my work and the source of my 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. With reference to Deleuze and the ability to create an infinity of crossing over borders, movements and passages will open onto a field of real and virtual forces.  

I propose to create a space that holds and dominates the room through the means of colour, line and shape."

- Caroline Collom

About the artist

Caroline Collom is a British artist but shares her time between the UK and Australia. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia. 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. She spent the second year of her degree at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, the experience being instrumental in the development of her painting style.

Since graduating, she has exhibited in solo and group shows in London, Lisbon, LA, Sydney, and Melbourne and completed a residency at PADA in Portugal. In 2019, Collom collaborated with prominent Australian fashion brand, Gorman, on a 12 piece winter capsule collection. Her work resides in private collections in the USA, the UK, and Australia, including the JAHM collection in Melbourne.

Artist CV

Qualifications and Education:

2012-14   Bachelor of Fine Arts(Visual Art), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2013      Bachelor of Fine Arts(Visual Art)- Exchange Semester Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA

2010      Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Wimbledon College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK​

​Solo Exhibitions:​    

2022    Art & Gender, JAHM - Justin Art House Museum, Melbourne

2022    Extra/Ordinary, Markian, Brisbane

2021      The Commute - Part 2, Five Walls Projects, Melbourne. 24 - 10 April

2019      Collaboration with Gorman Fashion Label

2019      The Commute, Factory 49. 10 - 20 April

2018      Doo-bluh-vay A, Tripp Gallery, London. 19 - 26 April

2015      Between the Lines, Five Walls Projects, Footscray. 4 - 29 March 

2015      A Pinch of Tinct, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North. 29 April - 16 May​

Group Exhibitions:

2020      Merchant Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2019      Superette, PADA, Portugal

2019      Shades of Grey, Tacit Galleries. 27 February - 10 March

2018      Viewing Day at Project 90 with Collab Gallery, Sydney. 27 October

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. 4 - 7 May

2016      A Space That Holds, Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne

2014      VCA Graduate Show, VCA, Melbourne

2014      PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

2014      Majlis Travelling Scholarship (Shortlisted for), Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

2014      3D Painting, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne

2014      Scoopnet, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne

2013      Forms, Gallery at Middlesex Lounge, Boston, MA, USA

2013      Crossing Paths, MassArt Student Gallery, Boston, MA, USA 

2013      You don’t know me, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne

2012      PROUD, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne 

2011      Painting Show, VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne


2019     PADA Studios. 1 - 28 August

Grants, Scholarships, Awards:

​2021      JAHM Collection

2017      Broadsheet x Gorman x TOAF - Winner 

2014      Chapman and Bailey Graduate Award

2013      Melbourne Global Grant

2008      Art Scholarship at Millfield School, England


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