Caroline Achaintre

Caroline Achaintre
Born 1969
Toulouse, France
Education Kunsthochschule Halle, Chelsea College of Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London

Caroline Achaintre is a mixed media artist living and working in London.[1] Her work draws heavily on Primitivism and Expressionism.[2]

Born in Toulouse and brought up near Nuremberg, Caroline obtained a scholarship at the Kunsthochschule in Halle, then came to the UK to study at Chelsea College of Arts then Goldsmiths, University of London before establishing a studio in Homerton, East London.[3]

Much of her earlier work was in textiles, particularly wool, and Primitivist in style, though she has also worked in installation, and also in ink on paper[4] and ceramics.[5][6] Much of this work draws on traditions of carnival and tribal masks and the potential to both attract and repulse through the materials.[7] She has held a number of residencies and exhibited in a number of locations, including London's Saatchi Gallery, Birmingham's Eastside Projects and as part of the Eighth British Art Show.[7]


  1. "CV". Caroline Achaintre. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  2. Charlesworth, J.J. "Caroline Achaintre, Mooner". Art Review (April 2014).
  3. Karen Wright (4 February 2016). "Caroline Achaintre, artist: 'It's the first time I am in a studio and it's warmer inside than outdoors'". The Independent. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  4. McLean-Ferris, Laura (May 2009). "Caroline Achaintre, Ursula Mayer: Cabinet Afrique". Art Review (32): 107.
  5. Sumpter, Helen (March 2014). "Caroline Achaintre". Art Review.
  6. Harbison, Isobel (June 2014). "RSS Focus Studio Visit: Caroline Achaintre". Frieze (164). Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  7. 1 2 "British Art Show 8 - Caroline Achaintre". British Art Show 8. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
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