Artist Statement

My short stories are concise novels, my poems concise short stories, my photographs are concise animations, and my paintings concise summaries of places and experience.

My works are metaphors, the way you read a story for deeper metaphorical meaning, my work can be read like that. I'm a painter using a camera. I'm a poet making visual art. I'm a writer explaining through seeing. In my paintings I use an entirely different hue (color) in place of tints and shades (lighter and darker versions of a single color). I study academics to inform my practice. Art is a response to the world. I'm currently studying architecture to expand my practice.

I'm an artist because the work is never done. There is always more humanity needs.


Caroline S. Knickmeier is an artist and writer. She grew up traveling and experiencing life in the city, the wild, and on a variety of college campuses. She was born along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin where she dodged rattlesnakes and caught fish. She lived off the grid and protected endangered species in remote locations of Hawaii for the National Park Service. Her BA was earned from the University of Minnesota and the University of Montana in Liberal Studies and Wilderness. Studies continued at Flathead College in professional goldsmithing and Madison College, where she studied painting, photography, and ceramics. Presently she is studying Communication at UW Madison with Continuing Studies and "The Architectural Imagination" online with Harvard. All of her work is done in-camera, all work is unaltered.

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.