Working within the historied language of abstract painting, Kent investigates how that language is understood amidst highly subjective cultural contexts. Kent’s painting practice is a constant pursuit of concretizing a language that speaks beyond the corridor of a traditional painting practice to engage subjects related to the moving image as well as the written word.
Caroline Kent earned her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2008. Her work has been exhibited nationally at the California African American Museum, LA, The Suburban, Chicago, Unisex, Brooklyn and The Union For Contemporary Art, Omaha. She is the recipient of awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the McKnight Foundation. Kent is co-founder of the Bindery Projects, an artist run exhibition space founded in Saint Paul, MN and is a current new fellow of Paint School, of the Shandaken Project, a residency program in New York’s Hudson Valley.