Caroline Sulzer studied visual art at the Art Students League of New York, the Woodstock School of Art, Ulster County Community College, and Waterfall Arts community arts center in Belfast, Maine.
Sulzer also earned an MFA in poetry, and a Masters in Comparative Literature, both from the University of Oregon, as well as a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Her dissertation was on Jean Rhys (a study of migration, homesickness, and creativity). Her prose and poetry have been published in TriQuarterly, American Letters & Commentary, Atticus Review and other journals. Her novel, In the Disappearing Water was published in 2009.
She has been awarded residencies at Millay and at the Vermont Studio Center.
Her paintings have been shown at the Danforth Gallery, University of Maine Augusta, and at Gallery B in Castine, Maine.