About the Artist
Caroline Landau is a multi-disciplinary artist from Reading, PA outside of Philadelphia. She attended school at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating in 2013 with a BFA focused in painting, drawing, and printmaking. During her senior year, Caroline took a beginning glassblowing class and immediately fell in love with the material. The ability to manipulate a molten material with breath became her fascination. With a strong understanding of color theory due to her background in painting and art conservation, Caroline was fascinated with the comparison of color from painting to glass and the source of the color material. She began to rethink her position about the process of color and form, and it became a pivotal moment for the transition of her practice.
After living in New Zealand for a year and interning with a glass artist in Auckland, New Zealand during some of that time, she relocated to San Francisco to attend San Francisco Art Institute to pursue an MFA. She began teaching beginning classes at Slow Burn Glass in Oakland, CA. By her second semester in graduate school she quickly realized that glass needed to be a medium in her own practice. Her work began to transform and the shift led her to investigate ways in which she could work in both the mediums of painting and glass to develop a body of work that looks at the interplay of 2D and 3D forms. Caroline continues to investigate the ways in which glass can interact with painting and performance, balancing many mediums. Currently, Caroline has dedicated most of her time to learning from and working with as many glass artists as possible to refine and grow her skills. She is teaching beginning and intermediate classes while maintaining a strong studio practice amidst a busy schedule of commissions, residencies and classes.