Tulane University printmaker
(New Orleans, LA, 1967 - )
Karoline Schleh is a New Orleans artist working in drawing, painting and printmaking. Her work is rendered with a distinct atmospheric quality that often includes a longhand backwards script which she developed. Her compositions are inspired by landscape study, weather systems, and the human form, where handwriting functions as both word and image, highlighting its connections to drawing, observation, and contemplation.
Schleh received her BFA from Tulane in 1990. As an undergraduate at Newcomb she studied painting and drawing under Professor James Steg. In 1994 she received an MFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University.
Schleh has taught courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, and bookbinding at Loyola, Tulane, and Delgado, and has served for 12 years as the Director of Exhibitions for the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery at Loyola.