Caroline Burton (b. Detroit, Michigan) is a process-driven artist whose work draws on her Finnish heritage, architectural forms, land formations, and the effects of accidents in life and art. Visual connection exists through the use of grid that appears in nearly every piece, whether subtle or overt, creating order and continuity. Experimenting with paint, canvas, and found materials, she works on the floor building forms, allowing the personal to merge with the formal.
Burton holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, and a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art. She’s had solo exhibitions at New Jersey State Museum, NJ; Garage Gallery, NY; Garrison Art Center, NY; 490 Atlantic Gallery, NY; New Jersey City University, NJ; Johnson State College, VT; Accola Griefen Fine Art, NY; PDX Contemporary Art, OR; Real Form Project Space, NY; Drawing Rooms, NJ; Cooper Gallery, NJ; and Ohio Northern University, OH.
Burton’s work has been featured in museum exhibitions including New Directions in Fiber Art, Montclair Art Museum; The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum; and Pencil Pushed, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee. Group show venues include Drawing Rooms, NJ; Hudson County Community College, NJ; Dedee Shattuck Gallery, MA; Novado Gallery, NJ; Barbara Krakow Gallery, MA; Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, NY; Vermont College of Fine Arts, VT; Bond Gallery, NY; Gary Snyder Fine Art, NY; and Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including those from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Golden Foundation, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. Selected collections include Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Noyes Museum, and Zimmerli Art Museum. Internationally, she is represented in Museo de Art Moderno, RD.
Ms. Burton lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with her husband, Thom English, and their two cats, Bat and Raven.