Karoline Schleh

Extraordinary Professor, Studio Art

B.F.A., Tulane University; M.F.A., Louisiana State University

Karoline Schleh’s drawings, paintings, and prints are rendered with a distinct atmospheric quality and longhand backwards script, which she has developed over the past 25 years. Her most recent compositions, inspired by landscape study, weather systems, and the human form, reference subjects with which she has been engaged throughout her career. In these works, handwriting functions as both word and image, highlighting its connections to drawing, observation, and contemplation.  In Louisiana, her artwork is represented by Callan Contemporary in New Orleans, and Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge. She also collaborates with design firms DAC Art Consulting in Atlanta, GA and Kalisher in Carrboro, NC. Her prints, letterpress book projects, drawings, and paintings are in the collections of the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Historic New Orleans Collection, and New Orleans Arts Council. Recently she was selected as one of four artists honored at the New Orleans Museum of Art's Love in the Garden event, and asked to create a unique multi color lithograph, Red/White/Blue Build Up, in an edition of 300 that was printed in collaboration with Marais Press for the Contemporary Art Center Collector's Club Print.

Karoline received her BFA from Tulane in 1990, where she focused on the investigative processes of drawing and printmaking. In 1994 she earned her MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University, and subsequently went to work with the Vinalhaven Press in Maine, where she had the opportunity to work with master printers editioning for Robert Indiana, Alison Saar, and Jose Bedia. She continued edition printing at Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking workshop in New York City, where she collaborated with established artists and writers from around the world, and worked as Outreach Coordinator to conduct workshops for the local community. Upon returning to New Orleans, she designed and built the print studio now located in the New Orleans School of GlassWorks, where she taught classes on printmaking and bookbinding. She studied with Harvey Littleton at his printmaking studio in Spruce Pine, NC to learn innovative glass printmaking techniques, and more recently assisted with letterpress instruction at Penland School of Craft also located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. At Loyola, she has taught courses in Intro to Studio Practice, Printmaking, Painting, and Drawing. From 2004-2016 she served as the Director of the Diboll Art Gallery, during which time she supervised the installation of the Loyola Sculpture Garden in 2008.

Office Location:
314 Monroe Hall
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Loyola University New Orleans
Department of Art
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 133
New Orleans, LA 70118

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