Project Description

Caroline Banks

Caroline Banks

About Caroline Banks

Caroline is an Anglo-French artist now based in London after living in India and China for several years. She is fascinated with the circle, the most elemental and universal shape, in nature and in every culture on earth. It is also the largest shape any human can make with their body. She discovered Neolithic Chinese Bi, nephrite discs found in graves and known to be extremely important but with their meaning completely lost to us. This concept of loss and importance resonated with her at a time of personal bereavement and the use of the shape is a key part of her visual vocabulary. Observational drawings of conductor Marin Alsop in rehearsal with the BBC Symphony orchestra for various concerts including music by Shostakovich and Sir James MacMillan, dance, sport and most recently experiments in virtual reality, all contribute to her exploration into movement, memory and connection. Caroline uses the expressive gestural qualities of brush and ink combined with gesso, paint, gilding and piercing in a process that develops over time. As in life, chance and working on the edge of control play their part. Her work reflects an ongoing process of meditation and reflection on the universally powerful yet fugitive nature of memory and the existence of gestures and traces that would otherwise be lost. The importance of something indefinable in language which is common to all, regardless of background or culture. In addition to making art, Caroline shares her celebration of creativity in a weekly blog, readable in 1 minute and found at


BA Hons – Mixed media textiles – Loughborough University

The Other Art Fair Truman Brewery, London (upcoming)
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (upcoming)
Wanderlust, Beaminster
New Horizons, London
Elevate, London
Elevate 2, London
The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, New York
The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, New York (November)
From ArtCan With Love, London
44 Hallam Street, London
The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London (March)
Square Peg, Circle Gallery Sheffield
The Other Art Fair, Bristol
Appearances of…A&D Gallery , London
44 Artworks at 44 Hallam Street, London
The Other Art Fair -Victoria House London
Toto Gallery London
The Other Art Fair – Truman Brewery London
Twitter Art Exhibit, Trygve Lie Gallery – New York
Group show – Luminaire Arts, London
ThirtyforThirty – National Theatre, London
The London Collective – Luminaire Arts, London
Fiumano Fine Art Summer Exhibition, London
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London
Fiumano Fine Art Spring Exhibition, London