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Artist Statement

The main theme behind my work, my life, and me really- is rising despite difficulty. It is a great gift and human power to be able to find and recognize beauty and hope and fun and laughter and the goodness in others and ourselves despite suffering, difficult circumstances, and dark seasons. These dark seasons are actually periods of growth, but it doesn’t always feel that way. For years I have been engaged in the Constant Project. After losing my father in a tragic way, I started photographing the sky and considering all the suffering that shapes us in our lives. Now I have begun the Wildflower Project to inspire and encourage others in their lives as they emerge and step into their power. If you have come across my page, seen my curating at Gallery Gallery, witnessed one of my Constant installations live (Overture Center, GMK Architecture, St. James Lutheran Verona), follow me on Instagram, or if we have had the pleasure to have met, I’m so grateful you are a part of my life as we journey together to lift and inspire one another as we make the most of this miracle called life.

Biography

Caroline Knickmeier is a fine artist, gallery owner and curator in Madison, Wi. She works tireslessly to create and promote quality and intelligent fine art. Her work is autobiographical and her writing, painting, and photography have been published and displayed across the globe. She believes fine art changes lives and promotes creating it and living with it.

She exhibits widely in venues such as Overture Center, Janet Carson Gallery, JMKAC, UW Lofts Gallery, Edgewood College Gallery, Arterie Fine Art Gallery, and Gallery Marzen, among others. She has had poetry, creative nonfiction, nonfiction, photography, and paintings published in a variety of projects and literary journals including Yahara Journal, Thought Collection Publishing, LED Publishing, Apeiron Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Voices Project, FSTOP, The Artist Unleashed, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Main Street Rag Publishing, and Oh Dear Beast, among others. Her solo show Constant was recently exhibited at Overture Center. Her work is created in and around Madison, Wisconsin.

Gallery Gallery

Gallery Gallery is an online gallery based out of Madison, WI. Exhibitions will display high quality, intelligent and relevant, necessary fine art. Caroline Knickmeier is the owner and lead curator.