Caroline Rothwell was born in Hull in 1967. She studied at Wimbledon School of Art, Camberwell College of Art and Hunter College, City University of New York.
Rothwell's sculpture and installations explore elements of the natural world (both real and imagined) and the unintended consequences of human interventions into landscapes and ecosystems. Her world is a surreal, yet minimal elsewhere populated by objects that coagulate the extinct, the impossible and the evolving into extraordinary life-forms.
Rothwell employs materials such as vinyl, pvc, nickel, bronze and translates them into objects via a series of unconventional hand-rendered processes: molten metal is cast into fabric waste-moulds to create impossibly voluminous metal sculptures; PVC, vinyl, sheet metal is cut into large 'drawings' which engage with the architecture and history of their site; nylon is sewn into shapes and inflated to create anthropomorphic 'monuments' of plastic and air.
Recent projects include: solo shows at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Maddox Arts, London and Grantpirrie, Sydney; an artist project for Hong Kong art fair and an installation of bronze sculptures and pvc drawings at The Economist Plaza, London commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society. Previous projects include; a vinyl wall drawing for Norman Foster's Deutschebank building in Sydney (2007); Blowback, a solo show at ARTSPACE, Sydney (2008); a commission for the sculpture court of Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand (2001); a series of steel sculptures for Auckland city (2003). In 2004, she was artist in residence at Nottingham University and produced a travelling solo show for Djanogly Art Gallery.
General credit: Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.