Photo by Giulia Pianigiani.
About The Artist
Carolin (b. Boston, 1984) was granted a full time scholarship award and graduated with a B.F.A. Honours in Painting from The Savannah College of Art & Design. Here she was advanced to graduate level courses including those in illustration and concept art. She also completed part of her degree at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and took part in a painting in residency in France. After graduating, she worked as an independent artist and illustrator in New Zealand for several years before leaving to further her study of classical drawing and painting at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy, where she was awarded a scholarship.
Carolin has been driven to paint, draw and write from a very young age. Her work has been selected finalist for The International ARC Salon and The ADAM Portrait Award, and exhibited in galleries in Europe and New Zealand, including a national tour with The New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Her two published books are housed in The New Zealand National Library heritage collections.
Carolin remained in Europe and works from her home and private studio south of the Taunus Mountains in Bad Homburg, and also teaches drawing and painting at The Academy of Fine Art Germany.
2019-21 The Florence Academy of Art, Italy
2010 B.F.A. Honours in Painting, The Savannah College of Art & Design, U.S.A.
2008 White Cloud Workshops in Concept Art, Massey University, N.Z.
2008 Courses in Art History & Literature, Victoria University in Wellington, N.Z.
Awards & Honours
2021 Scholarship Award, The Florence Academy of Art, Italy
2019 Finalist, The 14th International A.R.C. Salon, U.S.A.
2019 Finalist, Parkin Drawing Prize, N.Z.A.F.A.
2018 Finalist, Parkin Drawing Prize, N.Z.A.F.A.
2016 Finalist, ADAM Portrait Award, N.Z.P.G.
2014 Finalist, ADAM Portrait Award, N.Z.P.G.
2014 National Tour, The Adam Foundation, N.Z.P.G.
2010 SCAD Painting in Residency, Lacoste, France
2007-10 Artistic Scholarship Award, S.C.A.D., U.S.A.
2007-10 Dean's List, S.C.A.D., U.S.A.
2002 Honourable Mention, Sculpture, Scholastic Art Award, USA
2022 Kulturzentrum Englische Kirche - Academy of Fine Art Germany
2021 Main Galleries - The Academy of Fine Art Germany - Bad Homburg
2019 The Parkin Drawing Prize - The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
2018 The Parkin Drawing Prize - The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
2017 The Adam Portraiture Award - The New Zealand Portrait Gallery
2016 N.Z.P.G. National Tour - Hastings City Art Gallery - NZ
2015 N.Z.P.G. National Tour - Millennium Public Art Gallery - NZ
2014 N.Z.P.G. National Tour - Percy Thompson Gallery - NZ
2014 N.Z.P.G. National Tour - PAH Homestead - NZ
2014 The Adam Portraiture Award - The New Zealand Portrait Gallery
2016 'Worlds' - Deluxe - Wellington, NZ
2014 'Entrance To The Secret Worlds' - Deluxe - Wellington, NZ
2013 'The Primordials' - Deluxe - Wellington, NZ
2017 'Wanderlust' - PRO4 - Berlin
2017 'Vernissage' - PRO4 - Berlin
2015 The New Zealand Art Show - TSB Arena - Wellington, NZ
2015 ´Art4Vanuatu´ - Bartley + Company Art - Wellington, NZ
2015 'Exhibit One' - 2 Eva Street - Wellington, NZ
2013 'Artist Showcase' - Deluxe - Wellington, NZ
2013 'Prints Showcase' - Kaan Zamaan Gallery - Kerikeri, NZ
2010 'Vernissage' - Rue Tromphime - Provence, France
2010 'Exposition' - Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence, France
Publication & Press
2021 The Spirit of Shadows by Carolin Leary Prinn - Germany
2020 Raiffeisenbank - Austria
2017 Sankt Marien Kirchengemeide - Germany
2016 Regjo - Germany
2016 Skydeck Music - USA
2015 The Primordials & Tales from The Islands of Niljora by Carolin L. Prinn - NZ
2015 Renegade Peach Productions - Artist Feature - NZ
2015 RadioActive FM - Artist Interview - NZ
Collections & Clients
The Alexander Turnbull, National Library of New Zealand
Otago University Hocken Library, New Zealand
Sankt Marien Kirchengemeide, Germany
SkyDeck Music, U.S.A.
New Zealand, Germany, Spain, France, Canada, U.S.A.