Caryn Baumgartner is an artist living and working in Long Beach, California. Her work is primarily abstract figurative and concerned with exploring time and journey through line, form and narrative.

Her subject matter draws upon imagination, dreams and the natural world. She employs a variety of mediums, including oil, wax and charcoal in her work. She is very interested in surface quality and frequently layers, scrapes, carves, draws, and wipes away until the piece resolves itself. Often times her pieces take on many forms through that process–both human and animal–before eventually resolving into their final state;

a fallen bird becomes a boy, a child dissolves into a fawn, a bear makes way for a stag. a portrait turns in upon itself, or simply fades back into canvas.

Ultimately, the abstracting of image and form over time reveal traces of these explorations woven throughout the final piece.

education / workshops / studies

2017

The Art of the Figure Workshop - David Limrite / Atascadero, CA

2007-2008

The Kline Academy of Fine Art / Los Angeles, CA

2000-2006

Art Center College - Figurative and Fine Art Studies / Pasadena, CA

1995

Graduated, Platt College / Santa Ana, CA

exhibitions 

solo

2018

Michael Stearns Gallery - "pulling in.letting go" San Pedro, CA

2008

TAG Gallery "evidence of being" Santa Monica, CA

2007

Thor Gallery "New Works on Canvas and Paper"  Long Beach, CA

2000

Plum's "Works on Canvas" Costa Mesa, CA

1990

Alta Coffee House "Figurative Works on Canvas", Costa Mesa, CA

group

2019

Kennedy Grace Gallery / Long Beach, CA

2019

Gallery Thor / Long Beach, CA

2019

Mid-City Studio Tour  / Long Beach, CA

2018

Long Beach Open Studio Tour / Long Beach, CA

2017

Mid-City Studio Tour / Long Beach, CA

2015

Greenly Art Space "Blue" / Long Beach, CA

2015

Mid-City Studio Tour / Long Beach, CA

2014

Greenly Art Space "Relative Aperature'" /  Long Beach, CA

2014

Long Beach Open Studio Tour / Long Beach, CA

2010

Alicia Blue Gallery "I Dream Animal" / Portland, OR

2009

Mid-City Studio Tour / Long Beach, CA

2009

Utopia Mid-City Artists / Long Beach, CA

2008

TAG Gallery "Small Works" / Santa Monica, CA

2007

Gallery 33 East / Long Beach, CA

2006

The Alcove Gallery, Art Center "Seventy5 Feet" / Pasadena, CA

1998

Bistango "Color Mosaic" / Irvine, CA

1992

Soho International "Currents" / Irvine, CA

1991

Heritage Park Community Center / Irvine, CA

publications

2009

100 Artists of the West Coast II  by Tina Skinner, Schiffer Publications

contact

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