OxiDe Art Diary Acrylic on canvas 90x140, 2008/2009
Caroline Freudenthal is an Abstract Artist, Writer/Storyteller & a Swedish/global PR, Communication & Fundraising Manager.
An autodidact artist, Caroline paints abstract art mainly in acrylic and ink, often working with mixed media on canvas and paper. Works include large paintings over 2 metres.
Born in 1962 in England to Swedish parents, Caroline holds dual Swedish and British nationality. A multicultural childhood spent in England, Mexico and Sweden has inspired and influenced her distinct artistic expression. Sources of inspiration include CG Jung’s reflections on Alchemy and Psychology, Egyptology, Norse Mythology, travel, art, design, film, fashion, music and literature. She often has the title of a painting in mind before starting on a new piece.
In October 2012, Caroline was presented as a new talent to the American art public at the Bego Ezair Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York, with a collection of paintings titled “Reinvention.” Several of the pieces featured in the exhibition are now on long-running display in the Save the Children UN Office at the UN Plaza in New York.
Her spring 2020 exhibition “Madame Butterfly” was held at Ling Long & Story Hotel on Riddargatan 6 in Stockholm
During winter 2020/early spring 2021 a collection of purple works, “Walkabout and Other Stories” are on display at Story Hotel. Previous art exhibitions in Stockholm include: “Renaissance”hosted by Volvo Studio Stockholm in November 2019, “Shieldmaiden” at Bumblebee Studio in 2016, “Two Tribes: A Consummation” in 2015 & “Galvanized” in 2014, both at the MLG Gallery. Caroline’s first exhibition “Transformation” was held at the Ahtello Soul Art Gallery in 2002, followed by “Ritual” at Ahtello in 2003. In 2004 Caroline was presented as an emerging artist as part of a group exhibition atGallery Gummesons and in 2005 she was featured in a solo show at Gummesons with her exhibition “Zoë,” displaying artwork painted and signed under Caroline’s alter ego and creative persona Zoë. This was later followed by another solo show, “Maelstrom,” at Gallery Aguéli in 2007.
Her artwork has been highlighted as design features in various interior decoration projects and on Swedish television.
Caroline also dedicates time to creative writing. She writes children’s stories in Swedish and fiction and poetry in English.
Artist’s Statement: “I am a big admirer of Mexican Surrealist artist Frida Kahlo, who I view as a kindred spirit through her creative expression, her loves, her life. Just as Frida embodied the art of Peinture Feminine, the Feminine is also a prominent feature in my work. Friducha was a true Alchemist and a major part of my body of work is inspired and influenced by Alchemy and the various experimental stages described in the formulae for turning lead into gold.”
Johan Cederlund, Museum Director at the Zorn Museum in Sweden, notes in a 2017 critique of Caroline's work:
“Caroline Freudenthal's artwork brings to mind the "Plein Air" movement: her blue pieces recall Monet's garden paintingswhile the darker canvases resemble intricate studies of tree trunks and rocks. Caroline's work is a rhapsody in art.”
Art Exhibitions & Displays
“Walkabout and Other Stories” Story Hotel, Riddargatan 6, Stockholm Winter 2020/early Spring 2021
Madame Butterfly Ling Long & Story Hotel, Riddargatan 6, Stockholm, February 2020
Renaissance Volvo Studio Stockholm, 2019
Shieldmaiden Bumblebee Studio, Stockholm, 2017
Selected works, Restaurant Sjöpiren, Stockholm 2016
Selected works, Salon Zezil, Stockholm, 2016
Two Tribes: A Consummation MLG gallery, Stockholm, 2015
Galvanized MLG gallery, Stockholm, 2014
Selected works, Save the Children UN Office, New York: Ongoing from November 2013
Transmutatio Salon Helheten, Stockholm, 2013
Reinvention Bego Ezair Gallery, NewYork, 2012
Alchemy Monochrome Behrer & Partners Fastighetsmäkleri, Stockholm, 2012
Winter Collection Salon WhyNot, Stockholm, 2010–2011
Selected works, Trygg Hansa Reception Area, Stockholm, 2010
Maelstrom Gallery Aguéli, Stockholm, 2007
Alchemy II Salon Hudoteket, Stockholm, 2006
Zoë Gallery Gummesons, Stockholm, 2005
Summer Salon Galley Sjöstaden, Stockholm, 2004
Alchemy Gallery Gummesons, Stockholm, 2004
Neon & Blue Gallery Sjöstaden, Stockholm, 2004
Ritual Ahtello, Stockholm, 2003
Transformation Ahtello SoulArt Gallery, Stockholm, 2002
MEA Real Estate (2016) Monello (2012) Homestyle (2010 - 2011) TV4 (2009) Homestyle (2007 & 2008)
“Art & Life” Save the Children Sweden Arts Society, 2011
“Alchemical Artwork” Academy of Alchemy, 2010
“Alchemy” Institute for Analytical Psychology, 2002
Caroline Freudenthal is a senior PR/Communication & Fundraising Manager with extensive experience in global coordination of PR- and Communication programs and CSR/Advocacy activities.
Ms Freudenthal has spent over two decades working at major global corporations such as IKEA Group, Sandvik, Ericsson and Philips Semiconductors, as well as within civil society at Föreningen Storasyster and Save the Children—often collaborating with UN-related agencies and the private sector.
Ms Freudenthal has proven strategic, operational and proactive abilities and is an effective leader and collaborator in virtual international networks. She holds dual Swedish/British nationality and has advanced interpersonal communication and intercultural skills developed growing up abroad and living and working internationally.
Ms Freudenthal holds a Degree of Bachelor of Social Science and a Degree of Master of Arts (one-year), both from Uppsala University. She is a Certified Mentor at the HumaNova Institute in Stockholm and has studied Jungian Psychology.
In 2012, Ms Freudenthal worked with promoting and globally launching the world’s first set of Children’s Rights and Business Principles, a three-party initiative driven together with UNICEF and the UN Global Compact. The Principles were launched in March 2012 in London, UK and at Rio+20, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.
In 2013 she was elected one of Sweden's 150 Super Communicators by Resumé, Scandinavias leading paper on Advertising, Media & PR.