Caroline Kaufman is a New York City-based textile designer and fine artist. Originally from West Virginia, Caroline attended Pratt Institute, where she received her BFA in Fashion Design with a focus on textiles. Caroline currently lives and works in Brooklyn New York.
In 2014 Caroline started her studio practice, where she creates home and fashion textiles, as well as painted works on paper. Her work plays with the interaction between color, texture, and print. Caroline’s work finds a home in the space where art and design meet. Her process begins by assembling color palettes, that turn into paintings. These color studies inform her textiles and design work. Caroline currently works out of a plant-filled studio she fondly named ‘The Park Slope Treehouse.
Caroline is a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. She is often known for her use of color and intricate knitwear. She has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Frankie Magazine, to name a few.
At the Varda Artists Residency, Caroline plans on creating a collection of site-specific color based paintings. She will use her color intuition to create patterns that will serve as the inspiration for a new series of textiles. She also plans on experimenting with yarn to make some home wear, wall hangings, and fiber art.