Artist Statement

I'm a painter making photographs daily. I make the most of what is before me, as a life philosophy and a photographic approach. Can something we overlook be created into a meaningful, peaceful, or beautiful photograph? I find interest and challenge in exploring the mundane, versus creating a photograph from a subject with obvious beauty. I'm an abstract painter and consider each painting an action, a journey somewhat allegorical to life.

I'm interested in how art as an object in our interior spaces and architecture can transform lives. I believe well-considered art and architecture can have a positive effect on lives, so I take interest in the effects of art and architecture on contentment and positive transformation and the neuroscience of architecture. 


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. She continued learning Effective Communication at UW Madison with Continuing Studies and "The Architectural Imagination" online with Harvard. She is currently enrolled as a M.Arch candidate at AAU in San Francisco. 

Her grandfather was a foreman for Marshall Erdman and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright, building one of his Usonian homes. The influence of Mr. Wright's work and the stories told about him by her grandfather influenced her in her exploration of architecture.

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.