Caroline Waloski Bio

The images I create reflect my experiences as a child, daughter, sister, lover, wife, mother, and breadwinner. They are the reflections and projections of being a woman. My works are haunted by ghosts, demons, or spirits that are fostered by outside pressures of social propriety, and familial and worldly relationships. They simultaneously distill the illusionary and the actual. The borders between fantasy and reality blur. The visuals confront the world with the wonder of everything seen and felt, along with a mysterious other.

The iconography of my work seems best-suited to multilayered visuals. I primarily work in the intaglio printmaking process, using etching, aquatint, chine-collŽ, blind embossing, and metallic mica mono-print techniques to achieve a visual as complex as an emotional response.

I have studied printmaking (Seong Moy, Bob Blackburn) and painting (Morris Cantor) at The Cooper Union; School of Visual Arts (Chaim Koppelman); and the Pratt Graphics Center. I live and work in a small maritime village on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. My previous residence and studio had been in Harlem. While I lived in NYC I was a board member of the Manhattan Graphics Center.

I have been exhibiting in the United States and internationally since 1988. I was one of the artists from the Manhattan Graphics Center invited to exhibit in Poland on July 4, 2002, in a solidarity celebration of the 226th anniversary of US independence. Other exhibitions include the Royal Society of Printmakers; the Poole Printmakers, United Kingdom; the Delta Gallery, Paris, France; the Erlin Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; the Society of American Graphic Artists and the New York Society of Etchers, New York, New York, at the Art Students League; and the Galerie Taller Fort, Cadaques, Spain. In November 2004, I exhibited and was an invited speaker on trends in American printmaking at the Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts in New Delhi, India. This exhibition "Multiple Encounters" traveled to various cities in India throughout 2004-2006.

Solo Exhibits: “Shiver Me Timbers” 2008. The Sirens Song Gallery,
Greenport, New York / “Graphika” 2005 Kulturie Centrum, Elk, Poland /
“Hauntings” 2003, The Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

My work is in the permanent collections of The Cooper Hewitt Museum,
The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library,
The New York Historical Society.
“The Porch of the Once-Upon-a-Time Maiden” (etching, aquatint) also appears on the “ Mixed Greens” online gallery of the Parrish Museum in Southampton, NY