Caroline Walls draws inspiration from the movement and fluidity of the female form, moments of intimacy, contemporary perceptions of women’s sexuality in the current cultural sphere as well as notions of gender, fertility and motherhood.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand before moving to Australia at a young age, Walls completed an Honours degree in Visual Communication at Swinburne University of Melbourne, before spending extensive time living abroad in both London and New York, working in the field of fashion art direction and design. On returning to Australia she completed post-graduate studies in Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts and continues her art practice from her studio in Melbourne, Australia.
Keenly interested in the construction and complexity of the female identity and the distinction between the private and the public self, which are key themes of the work she produces, her artistic practice is grounded in a sensitive use of colour and a deep understanding of composition and form. Caroline’s reductive artworks are stripped back to the most essential line and shape to heighten the expressive power of each artwork.