Caitlin Karolczak was born on Minnesota’s Iron Range.
Karolczak received a BFA in Fine Arts and a BA in Art History with an emphasis in 19th century medical photography from the University of MN Twin Cities. Subsequently she founded her studio in NE Minneapolis where she first began to paint in oils. Through repeated experimentation and personal study she has become self-taught in different classical painting techniques.
In addition to painting Karolczak pursues installation, sculpture, and performance art often incorporating objects of biology and antiquity from her personal collection.
Karolczak has exhibited internationally in Bogotá, Minneapolis, NYC, Vancouver, Miami, Europe and more. Her work is in numerous collections across the US, Australia, South America, UK, Canada, Israel & South Africa. She has been interviewed by art publications in Australia, South America, Croatia, & the USA.
A few notable accomplishments include being awarded 1st prize at 25th Annual Juried Show at Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas, receiving a travel grant from the United States Embassy in Slovakia for an arts residency there and being commissioned to paint a portrait of Neiman Gaiman that is now resides in his personal collection.
Her current solo show "Imitations of Mortality" can be seen at the historic Salem Art Gallery and the Temple of Satan: https://www.salemartgallery.com/pages/exhibits...