Caroline Veith

The painter-engraver Caroline Veith was born in Le Havre in 1958. In 1982, she received her diploma at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art (ENSAAMA). 

Participation in 2007 and 2008 at the Contemporary Art Fair, Montrouge

Edition of a Print in 2009 by the Original Engraving

Art Hebdo Media Prize in 2016 – New Realities Art Fair

Winner in 2021 of the 11th World Printmaking Triennial – Chamalières

Order of an engraving Atelier du livre d’Art et de l’Estampe for the Imprimerie Nationale. November 2021

Caroline Veith’s work takes us to the heart of a ‘mechanical universe’, inhabited by busy beings, caught in the excitement of an unpredictable world. In this urban jungle, each being is taking part in a mad race, absurd or amusing. Provided that each can exist, if possible, alone or colliding with the others? Everything is floating on the labyrinthine designs in which the artist attempts to untangle the thread of existence, armed with a thick coat of layers. It is a battle between the Great Order and the Small Disorder. Who will win?


Today, Caroline Veith has developed a genuinely unusual manner of bringing together various aspects of the world. Certain paintings, mostly in small size, portray the interactions between two or three people, and larger ones portray larger groups of people. In both cases, each person is close to the other while living in a lonely world. 

It is as if you are looking through the paper into the scene. The use of tracing paper lets the light reveal new layers that otherwise would have stayed invisible. The power of the paper is in its resistance of everything, from the passing of time to the sudden and violent human gestures. One can and one must scratch, dig, bend, twist and unfold the paper, and one must do all this in order to finally liberate the breath of life it holds in custody. The paper is the garment of dreams.  

The new method of working on tracing paper gives the works a limitless scale. Most often, there is no colour, but a network of thick, varied lines in different inks, expressing diverse functions: to form a face, indicate direction, grow a flower, carve a hand, cover a memory, draw a fragment of a map, extract a detail of a memory, drown another in darkness, raise an articulated arm, constrain a force to stay still, saturate the space, hand a weapon at the end of all hope, open a road, move a mountain, bury the pain.  

Through the game of ‘invisible’ surfaces on which the various elements that compose the work live, Caroline Veith makes her line the vector of trouble. This gives her creation a magical power.



“Wild weeds get to my head.

Kinds of floral stems began to grow, confusing my memory with botanical dreams where all the cleverest names of sometimes poisonous, carnivorous, seductive flowers intersect with their flamboyant and even slightly crazy colors…

They climb all around my studio, even embrace to the point of suffocating the frail Virginia creeper.

I have trouble breathing.

Anxiety to lose myself again in the dark meanders of a bad scenario? The earth is burning up there in the mountains. I am speechless. The Rosière torrent is dry.

Back to the workshop.

I arm myself with two large superimposed layers to fix these wild grasses forever in my memory.

But I am expected for another trip:

“Masaka, the night of the hunters”: I then etch the road on small copper plates, then print three new prints on fine Hahnemühle paper. They will become the backbone of my new exhibition.

No more weeds, but bad seed, endless sand, impossible crossings in the South Seas.

Do you know what we do in Masaka?

Green gold is made there: in the Ugandan countryside, kids are robust enough to catch the famous grasshoppers at night.

These young boys burn their eyes out to earn a living.

It is already night, a night the color of Indian ink, deep black.

I cross the Garden City with great strides.

No full moon tonight over my suburbs. »  Caroline VEITH  Cachan, September 30, 2022



Les herbes folles, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris 75003

Vagabonde, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris

Il est temps…, Orangerie, Cachan
Tribu 323, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris 75003
Ddessin Paris, Salon du dessin contemporain, Galerie Claire Corcia
Lausanne Art Fair, Suisse, Galerie Claire Corcia
Dessins Cahier #1 Espace d’art Chaillioux, Fresnes
Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris
ETR Balistic Impressions, Sceaux
Centre Hospitalier Paul Guiraud, Villejuif

Incognito, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris 75003

Prix Arts Hebdo Médias, Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris
Dreamers, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris 75003
Biennale d’art contemporain, Cachan

Jungle, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris 75003

Automatic, nouvel accrochage, Galerie Claire Corcia, Paris 75003

Foire ART O’CLOCK, Cnit La Défense
Exposition « Automatic », Galerie Claire Corcia – PARIS 75003
Réalités Nouvelles
Journée de l’estampe contemporaine-Paris
Triennale de l’estampe contemporaine -Toulouse -Estampadura

Exposition « Folie douce », Galerie Claire Corcia – PARIS 75003

Exposition Galerie Œil du Huit – PARIS 75009 (Lauréate 2010).
Mairie du Vème arrondissement – PARIS – Journée de la femme
Carré des Coignard – NOGENT SUR MARNE
Salon Réalités Nouvelles – PARIS 75012
Journée de l’Estampe Contemporaine – 75006 PARIS
Parution ARTENSION N°106 « Au secours ! Le dessin revient »
Parution « Les Nouvelles de l’Estampe » N°235

Sélection pour l’Artothèque « Pôle Art » – GAP 05000.
Biennale d’Art Contemporain – NOGENT SUR MARNE 94130 (Premier Prix Peinture)
Atelier Portes Ouvertes, Chemins d’Art – CACHAN 94230.
« L’Art est Ludique » – Biennale de CACHAN 94240
2eme Nuit de l’Estampe – Place Saint-Sulpice – PARIS 75006
Ombre et Lumière – Centre des Amandiers – PARIS 75020
Salon Réalités Nouvelles – PARIS 75012

Sélection pour « La Gravure Originale », 40ème anniversaire – PARIS 75006
F.A.E. Galerie l’Atelier – 92100 BOULOGNE – Revue Art Scènes N°21
Galerie Anne CROS – PEZENAS 34120
Salon Réalités Nouvelles – PARIS 75012
« L’Art me livre de l’Aventure ». Bibliothèque Municipale de FRESNES 94260.

MAC 2000, Manifestation d’Art Contemporain
Salon d’Art Contemporain de MONTROUGE 92120
Exposition « Prises de Têtes » – Orangerie de CACHAN 94230
Biennale de CACHAN 94230
Salon Réalités Nouvelles – PARIS 75012

Salon d’Art Contemporain de MONTROUGE 92120
Salon Réalités Nouvelles – PARIS 75012.

MAC 2000, Manifestation d’Art Contemporain
Exposition personnelle, Animathèque de SCEAUX 92330
« Réalités et Utopies des Paysages » – Biennale de CACHAN 94230
Salon Réalités Nouvelles – PARIS 75012.

MAC 2000, Manifestation d’Art Contemporain
« Rencontre Improvisible » avec l’EDIM – Orangerie de CACHAN 94230
Salon Réalités Nouvelles – PARIS 75012
Parution Revue Art Scènes N° 17
Exposition personnelle, Artothèque « Plain’Art » CACHAN 94230

Lauréate du Prix Artistique de l’ENS de CACHAN
(Acquisition de l’œuvre par la Ville).
Exposition personnelle – Galerie MOBO, PARIS 75014.

Exposition personnelle : Galerie du Théâtre – CACHAN 94230.


ARTENSION N°106 « Au secours ! Le dessin revient »
« Les Nouvelles de l’Estampe » N°235. Enrichissement 2010 à la B N F.
« L’immense marqueterie du réel » – Jean-Louis POITEVIN –
« Les jungles et autres désordres ordonnés de Caroline Veith » – Catherine CAZALÉ –
« Caroline Veith (expo) » –Bénédicte Philippe – (janvier 2011).
« Regard Critique » Jean-Louis Poitevin – Critique d’art – Salon de la Jeune Peinture 1995.