Caroline Holder was born in England to a Jamaican mother and Barbadian father. When she was four years old, the family returned to the Caribbean, settling in Barbados, where she completed her formative education. Holder left the island after high school to study Design and Painting at York University in Toronto, and Art Education at McGill in Montreal. She relocated to New York City in the early 90’s where, except for a sojourn at NSCAD University, Nova Scotia, to complete an MFA in Ceramics, she has maintained a continuous studio practice, while teaching art at the Professional Children’s School. Holder’s primary medium is clay, from which she crafts object-sculptures cobined with drawings and text. Her influences include a background in printmaking, a love of pen and ink drawing, experiences of intersectional identity as a Caribbean immigrant in North America, and the life-altering experience of late motherhood.
September 22, 2019