Caroline Burton

Statement

The path of this current work, an investigation of the rabbit, follows forms composed of chicken wire or hardware cloth. Each structure is a specific grid network that is first created and then drawn from different angles. The lines of the drawing describe the wire structures precisely as seen, adding an obsessive quality that reflects the creative process. Once the environment is established, related sculptural objects are placed in the surrounding three-dimensional space.

Psychologically, the grid creates order and structure, collecting and enclosing objects that seem to be unconnected. The back-and-forth interchange between sculpture and drawing opens areas of new artistic exploration--spaces where transformation yields to the unfamiliar, where abstractions and realities become frames in which forms may take on another personification.

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Caroline Burton

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2004 Window Works, cur. David Gibson, RealForm Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
1997 Caged Memory, MGSA Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Alterations, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
1995 New Works, cur. Ahn Behrens Cooper Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1991 Monotypes, KIKI On 2nd, Jersey City, NJ
1990 New Works on Paper, 638 Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
1997 Uncoupled, Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
1995 Private Matter, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Summit, NJ
2008 Aqua Wynwood with Accola Contemporary, Miami, FL
Drawings, Pingry School Art Galleries, Martinsville, NJ
Inaugural Exhibition, cur. Kristen Accola, Accola Contemporary, New York, NY
Paper in the Wind, cur. David Gibson, RealForm Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
100 Artists Make Prints, cur. Judith K. Brodsky, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ
2007 Punch Bowl, curs. Rene Lynch and Julian Jackson, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
Feminine Mystique, cur. Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (catalogue)
Squared, cur. David Gibson, The Educational Alliance Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Knots, cur. Michelle Loughlin, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ
Dimension, cur. Kate Kelly, Jeanie Tengelson Gallery, Dix Hills, NY (catalogue)
Small Works, curs. Deb Klowden, Nancy Olivier, Bond Gallery, New York, NY
2004 4 paint, L.I.T.M. cur. Michelle Loughlin, Jersey City, NJ
Slightly Off Center, 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Built to Form, cur. Michelle Loughlin, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ
100 Artists Make Prints, cur. Judith K. Brodsky, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton;
The Morris Museum, Morristown; The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ (catalogue)
2002 Transforming, cur. Jennifer Vanderpool, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA
500 Works on Paper 1922-2002, curs. Gary Snyder, Kristen Accola, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY
2001 Making A Mark, curs. Sheila Stone, Ellen Dennison, Denise Call, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts,
Summit, NJ (catalogue)
Crossing Boundaries, New Jersey Arts Annual Fine Arts curs. Hsiao-Ning Tu, Fred B. Adelson,
The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ (catalogue)
2000 NJ State Council on the Arts 1999-2000 Fellowship Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
(catalogue)
Selections from NJSCA Fellowship Exhibition 1999 & 2000, The Chubb Atrium Gallery, Warren, NJ
1999 Memories of the Past / Intimations of the Future: Exhibitions of New Works, Rutgers Center for
Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ
1998 La Linea: Dibujos Contemporaneos, Museo de Art Moderno de la Republica Dominicana,
Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic [catalogue]
1997 Decadence, Art Center on First Street, Jersey City, NJ
Painting Still Happens, cur. Stephen Sennott, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Mason Gross School of the Arts MFA Exhibition, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY [catalogue]
NYC Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY
1996 New Jersey Arts Annual, curs. Alejandro Anreus, Patricia Cruz, Jersey City Museum,
Jersey City, NJ [catalogue]
Aggressive Export Project, cur. Rhonda Lieberman, Auckland Institute of Technology, New Zealand [catalogue]
15th Annual Metro Show, curs. Kristen Accola, Vivien Raynor, Joseph Szoecs, City Without Walls,
Newark NJ [traveling show] [catalogue]
1995 Art Amok, cur. Robert Costa, Common Boundaries, Jersey City, NJ
Pro Arts Survey Show, Arts Center on First Street, Jersey City, NJ [catalogue]
The Power of Women, Cathedral Arts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
1994 Sex & Abuse / Control & Desire, cur. Al Preciado, Arts Center on First Street, Jersey City, NJ
Expressionism: Abstract or Not, cur. Kay Kenny, Arts Center on First Street, Jersey City, NJ
Art on Paper, cur. Janice T. Howard, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

PERIODICALS
Haber, John Feminisms in the Singular Haber Art Reviews, 10-07
Genocchio, Benjamin Knots, in Practice and Theory The New York Times, Sunday, 3-19-06
il p. 18 UNTITLED (BLUE)
Harrison, Helen Sculptures That Don’t Fit the Traditional Definitions The New York Times, Sunday, 1-22-06
Bischoff, Dan Mark’ This Exhibition as One to See, The Star Ledger, Friday, 10-16-02 il p.27 UNTITLED (DRAINED)
Kennedy-Dyne, Eileen Pro-Arts showcase work considered, oh, so 'Decadent', The Jersey Journal,
Tuesday, 11-18-97
Watkins, Eileen Six N.J. museums co-hosting arts festival, The Star Leger Spotlight, Sunday, 6-30-96
Kenny, Kay New Direction for Hudson Artist, The Jersey Journal Tempo section, Friday, 9-22-95
il.p. E10 BODY: Part 1
Baumgart, Greg Interview Caroline Burton, PAN, 8-95 cover story, In the Spotlight, The Jersey Journal
Community section, Saturday, 3-11-95 il. p.E5 artist with TREE WOMAN WITH PUMPS and SKIRTED
TORSO WITH GLOVES, NIGHT TORSO and EXIT VEIL
Deering, Sally Power Tools, The Jersey Journal Tempo section, Friday, 3-24-95Art and Soul, The Star Leger,
Monday, 4-24-95 il. p.23 STILL LIFE WITH MERMAID AND PICASSO LADY
Juri, Carmen Beast Within Bared In Art, The Star Leger, Monday, 7-11-94 and The Jersey Journal Tempo section,
Friday, 8-5-94
Cogswell, David Good Timing for a Bad Subject, Hudson Current cover, 7-14-94 il.p.3 detail from TWO GIRLS
CRAVING, collaborative painting with artist Kelly Darr
Watkins, Eileen ART, The Star Ledger, Friday, 7-8-94 Studio Tour, 1993 Jersey City Artists' Studio Tour,
The Jersey Journal, Tuesday, 8-19-93 il. cover artist with 5 monotypes

AWARDS
2008 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant
2000 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant

RECIDENCIES
2009 Virginia Center for Creative Arts
2008 Vermont Studio Center
2006 Vermont Studio Center
2005 Virginia Center for Creative Arts
2003 Vermont Studio Center
Virginia Center for Creative Arts
2002 Vermont Studio Center
2001 Vermont Studio Center
2000 Vermont Studio Center
1998 RCIPP, Rutgers

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Connecticut College, CT
Duke University Medical Center, NC
Jersey City Museum, NJ
Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Morris Museum, NJ
Museo de Art Moderno de la Republica Dominicana, DO
New Jersey Public Library, NJ
Noyes Museum, NJ
Zimmerli Museum, NJ

FLAT FILE GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Pierogi 2000 Flat Files

EDUCATION
BFA The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Recipient of Agnes Gund Memorial Scholarship

MFA Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, NJ