Caroline Banks

Portfolio

Location: London N16
Website: www.carolinebanks.co.uk
Bio:

Caroline has always worked in art and design. An art foundation course in Blackpool was followed by a degree in mixed media textiles at Loughborough University. As well as making art, she has worked in a variety of creative environments involving diverse media for both fashion and interiors.

In 2001 she took up the offer to go to India for a year with VSO, an NGO. The intensity of life there affected her deeply. Bihar, where the project was based, is the birthplace of Buddhism and this was a reflective time for her both personally as well as artistically. After that she was invited to work with an Indian agency taking her all over India and then to China and Vietnam for another 6 years.

Returned to the UK at the end of 2007 she is now based in London where her art is drawn on the nature of time and memory. Her weekly blog celebrates art and creativity in many forms.

Exhibitions:

2017 The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London (March-April)
2016 The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
Group show – Luminaire Arts, London
2015 ThirtyforThirty – National Theatre, London
2014 The London Collective – Luminaire Arts, London
Fiumano Fine Art Summer Exhibition, London
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
Fiumano Fine Art Spring Exhibition, London
1991 Prisma Artists – Imperial College, London
Take Five – Star Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
1989 Women’s Eye – Highgate, London
Greenwich show – London
1988 Bodies – Old Bull Arts Centre – Barnet, London
London Contemporary Art – Lots Road, London
Arthouse Cash & Carry – Battersea, London
1986 Blowing in the Wind – Aspects Gallery, Whitfield St. London
Off The wall – Alfred East Gallery, Kettering
1985 Rufford Crafts Centre, Rufford Country Park, Nottinghamshire
Aspects Gallery, Whitfield St, London
Cirencester Workshops, Gloucestershire
1984 Textile Art – Atlantic Road Gallery, Brixton, London
1983 Textile work from Loughborough College of Art & Design - Qantas Gallery, Piccadilly London
Women & Textiles: their lives and their work – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions
1987 Plastics – East Midland Arts touring show
1986 Male Bodybuilders – Nottingham
Bodybuilders – Heaven Nightclub, London