b. 1975 in Sterling, IL
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION
2008
MFA, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1998
BS, Concentration in Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

SELECTED SOLO EXHBITIONS
2020
Caroline Kent Solo Show, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Victoria/Veronica: The figment between us, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago, IL
Writing Forms, Hawthorn Contemporary, Milwaukee, WI 
A Form Walks Toward You In The Dark, The TCNJ Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 


2018
Beyond The Kármán Line, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
How Objects Move Through Walls, Company Projects, Minneapolis, MN
Disappearance of the word, Appearance of the world, Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2016
Joyful is the Dark, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN


2014
When You’re Not Looking, I’m Loving You, Johnson Gallery, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN 
The Height of Fiction, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN

2013
How I tell it to myself, Elephant, Los Angeles, CA
St. Wilma and the 4th Dimension, Juxtaposition Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2010
Romanian Palimpsest, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
LatinXAmerican, The Depaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

2020
Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

all this and not ordinary – the difference is spreading, The Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Omaha, NE 

Constellations, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
The Armory Show, Kohn Gallery Booth, New York, NY

2019
Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Art Basel Miami Beach, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
EXPO Chicago, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

Spring Selections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Winter Selections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018
Paint School, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

On The Road: Caroline Kent, Basil Kincaid, Esau McGhee, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
NAVA, Napoleon, Philadelphia, PA

Out of Easy Reach: 2018-1908, The DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL 

Viewing Room, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL

So Close, Far Away, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL
LET’S GO!, Burnet Fine Art & Advisory, Wayzata, MN
Expo Chicago, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY

Untitled Miami Beach, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Up close, Step Back Further, Curated by Tony Lewis, Studio 1469, Washington, D.C.


2017
Midnight Sun, Triumph, Chicago, IL

Dull Magic, UNISEX, Brooklyn, NY
It Will Be More Like Scratching Then Writing, curated by Matt Morris, Goldfinch, Chicago, IL


2016
Axes for Abstraction, Kiehle Art Gallery, Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

2015
Imaginary Landscapes, curated by Allison Glenn, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL 

What is “American Art”, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN


2014
Full House (west), David Rich Space, MSP/NYC, St. Paul, MN
How to Make a Hood, Washington Arts Incubator, Chicago, IL 

Objects for Consideration, SOOVAC, Minneapolis, MN
Doubleplusgood, Tuck Under Projects, Minneapolis, MN


2013
Nate Young and Caroline Kent, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

Works on Paper, Burnett Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Josephine Lutz Rollins Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


2012
Go Tell it on the Mountain, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA


2011
Place, Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery at SUNY Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY


2010
Jerome Fellowship Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN 


2009
Greater Minnesota Biennial 10, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN


2008
[ ] scapes, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

Open Door 4, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


2007
Drawing and Paintings, Larsen Gallery, St. Paul, MN

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2020
“Black in America,” Fresh Art International, October
“Art News in Brief: Kohn Gallery Now Represents Caroline Kent”, Art News, February
Cohen, Alina, “The Ten Best Booths at The Armory Show”, Artsy, March
Cardoza, Kerry, “Breakout Artists 2020: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers”, New City Art, April
Sanders, Colleen, “Art department draws inspiration from quarantine”, The Signal, May
Carrigan, Margaret, “Frieze New York exhibitors bring a domestic touch to online viewing rooms”, The Art Newpaper, May

“Price Check! Here’s What Sold—and for How Much—at the Frieze Art Fair’s Inaugural Online
Viewing Room”, Art News, May

2019
Espeland, Pamela, “‘Five Ways In’ at the Walker”, Minnpost, February
Fernandez, Felipe, “Five reasons to see “Five Ways In: at the Walker”, The Mac Weekly, February
Abare, Sara, “How Can Sound Change the Way We Experience Visual Art?”, Walker Art Center Blog, April
“Chicago’s Floating Museum launches latest public art initiative: Cultural Transit Assembly”, Chicago Defender, August
Selvin, Claire, “Artadia Names Five Finalists for 2019 Chicago Awards”, Artnews, June
Nudd, Tim, “Can Adding Sound to Paintings Change the Way You Feel About Them?”, Muse by Clio, July

Moreira-Brown, Caira, “The Top Five Gems at EXPO Chicago 2019”, FAD Magazine, October
Kinsella, Eileen, and Freeman, Nate, “’People Get Into The Rhythm’: Here’s What VIPs Were Buying During Art Basel Miami Beach’s Leisurely Preview Day”, Artnet, December
Cohen, Alina, “The Artists Everyone Talked about during Art Basel in Miami Beach”, Artsy, December

2018
Smith, Amanda, “Un-naming the gaps”, Disappearance of the Word, Appearance of the World Exhibition Essay, January
Lopez, Mia, “Caroline Kent”, Out of Easy Reach, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, March

Annalise Flynn-Taylor, “Review: Out of Easy Reach”, Sixty Inches From Center, May
Jameson, Paige, “Black and Brown and Seen All Over: Out of Easy Reach Expands the Limits of Abstraction”, New City Art, May
Rodney,Seph, “An Exhibition that Frustrates our Grasp of Abstraction”, Hyperallergic, August 
Eler, Alicia, “Painting Show at St. Kate’s explores the boundary between Earth and outer space”, StarTribune, September
Watson, Nicole, “Gateways to the where: Investigating new territories in the work of Caroline Kent”, Beyond The Kàrmàn Line Exhibition Essay, September
Fernandez, Felipe, “A tale of two artists: the works of Caroline Kent and Lela Pierce ’08”, The Mac Weekly, October
Lambert, Audra “On The Road Series Stuns at Jenkins Johnson Gallery”, Antemag, December
Kanyinsola Anifowoshe, “Whatever You Think I Am, I’m Not – Out of Easy Reach Review,” Sixty Inches From Center,December


2017
Schmid, Christina, “Essay: Is Minneapolis America’s Next Powder Keg for Art?”, Vice, January
Morris, Matt, “It will be more like scratching than writing”, Exhibition Essay, May

2016
Schmidt, Christina, “Close Encounters With the Dark”, Independent Artist Publication, March
King, Kelsey, “Caroline Kent, Joyful is the Dark Review”, INReview, July
Olson, Craig, “Into The Heart of Darkness”, Mn Artists, July

2015
Morris, Matt, “Review: Imaginary Landscapes/Mana Contemporary”, New City Art, April

2014
Umolu, Yesomi, “States of Exception”, Saint Wilma and the Fourth Dimension Exhibition Essay, February

2013
Reagan, Sheila, ”Caroline Kent explores transcendence, tesseracts”, Citypages, January

LECTURES AND ARTIST TALKS
2020
Follow my eyes, Virtual Artist Studio Tour, Makelit and Lit Y Luz Festival, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Series, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Pandemic Lessons: Challenges, Innovations and Re-Imaginings in Art Education, Gallery 400, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2018
Are We There Yet? with Joyce Lee, Lyz Wendland, Amanda Hamilton, Catherine Prescott and moderated by Betsy Carpenter, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) Conference, Bethel University, St Paul, MN
Creative Practice Artist Panel with Kenneth Steinbach, Margery Amdur, Matthew Bourbon, Jenene Nagy, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

Visiting Artist Lecture, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN
Out of Easy Reach Symposium with Steffani Jemison and moderated by Allison Glenn, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Out of Easy Reach Lecture, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2016
Axes for Abstraction Lecture, Saint Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

2015
How I Tell It To Myself Visiting Artist Lecturer, Bethel University, St Paul, MN
The Height of Fiction Lecture, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN

2012
Sacred Space/Contested Terrain Lecture with Yesomi Umolu, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2011
Romanian Palimpsest Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

2010
Romanian Palimpsest Lecture, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN


2008
Caroline Kent: Deep calls unto Deep Artist Talk, Displacement Symposium, University of Glasgow, Scotland

2007
Romania through the eyes of a Young American Artist, 4th Romanian Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY


2006
Crafting a Vision for Art, Equity and Civic Engagement Workshop, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2020
Artadia Chicago Award, New York, NY


2018
Paint School Fellowship, Shandaken: Projects, New York, NY
Artist in Residence, Saint Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN


2016
McKnight Fellowship for Visual Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN


2015
Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY
Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State, Mankato, MN


2013
Creative City Making Grant, Minneapolis, MN


2011
Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State, Mankato, MN


2009
Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN


2007
Josephine Lutz Rollins Endowment, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


2006
Josephine Lutz Rollins Endowment, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN