Karoline Kroiss

Karoline Kroiß is a figurative painter who stands out for her curiously quiet portraits.
Karoline paints female subjects lost in thought or gazing into contemplative landscapes.
The artist often blends surrealistic and photorealistic elements in her paintings.

Born in 1975 in Kollerschlag, Austria, Karoline Kroiß is a professional painter based in Berlin, Germany. The artist stands out for her peaceful paintings created with an almost photorealistic style. Karoline often depicts her female subjects in surrealistic scenes, lost in thought with embroidered patterns airily expanding from their dresses.

Karoline Kroiß’s Training and Style

Karoline graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts in 2005. She now creates small, elegant paintings on paper and larger – just as delicate – life-size acrylic works on canvas. Her figurative style carries an almost audible stillness, with graceful figures shown from behind or looking away from the viewer. Each piece whispers mystery or otherness, inviting onlookers to enter the picture and discover what holds the figure's attention. Many of her works are autobiographical or feature her daughter, Karli.

Exhibitions and Commissions

Karoline's work is represented by several galleries like Raab Galerie Berlin, Kunsthaus Artes, De Kunstsalon Utrecht, and Kunsthaus Klüber Weinheim. They are also held in collections in Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherland, the UK, and the United States. In 2004, the artist was awarded the Walter Hellenthal Prize for Painting.

Selected Works

Zur Seite gucken XXIII by Karoline Kroiss

Zur Seite gucken XXIII

Paintings - 25x25 cm
Blaue Punkte IV by Karoline Kroiss

Blaue Punkte IV

Paintings - 25x25 cm
Rückenportrait XXVIII by Karoline Kroiss

Rückenportrait XXVIII

Paintings - 25x25 cm
alles spricht dafür (Schmetterling XIV) by Karoline Kroiss
Back portrait XXIV by Karoline Kroiss

Back portrait XXIV

Paintings - 20x20 cm
Tagträumerin VII by Karoline Kroiss

Tagträumerin VII

Paintings - 20x20 cm
Plötzlich ganz still (Seifenblasen VI) by Karoline Kroiss
Goldene Punkte XVI - Golden dots XVI by Karoline Kroiss
Sterntaler - startalers by Karoline Kroiss

Sterntaler - startalers

Prints - 70x50 cm
Punkte Chaos by Karoline Kroiss

Punkte Chaos

Paintings - 30x30 cm

Rote Punkte

Paintings - 60x55 cm

Leserin VI

Paintings - 80x140 cm

Leserin V

Paintings - 90x120 cm

Mädchen mit gemusterter Bluse

Paintings - 70x70 cm

Rückenakt III

Paintings - 60x70 cm

Zur Seite gucken V

Paintings - 75x80 cm

kreuzende Linien

Paintings - 95x90 cm

Leserin X

Paintings - 115x95 cm

Goldene Punkte VI

Paintings - 30x30 cm

Goldene Reflektion

Paintings - 30x30 cm

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