SWOON

Sonia, 2016 Paintings, Block print, hand painted acrylics and and hand cut paper on wooden and glass door 27 x 66 inches

Sonia, 2016
Paintings, Block print, hand painted acrylics and and hand cut paper on wooden and glass door
27 x 66 inches

CALEDONIA CURRY (SWOON)

Caledonia Curry, known as Swoon, is a mixed media artist whose work explores humanity through printmaking, installation, sculpture and found objects. She is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent over 15 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. Her first interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, a project that is still evolving.

After graduating from Pratt in 2001, Swoon was the subject of a pivotal solo exhibition mounted by now-mentor Jeffrey Deitch. Swoon is involved heavily in community building initiatives through art and social practices such as such as Haiti, New Orleans, and Braddock, Pennsylvania. In 2015, Swoon founded the  Heliotrope Foundation to streamline these projects and to expand aid for urgent social crises. From 2006 to 2009, she constructed and navigated a flotilla of sculptural rafts made from recycled materials down the Mississippi and Hudson rivers, and across the Adriatic Sea to Venice. 
 
Since 2008, Callie has been working in collaboration with the collective Transformazium on a revitalization project in the town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, giving a century-old church new life as an arts center and ceramics guild. In 2010 she cofounded Konbit Shelter and built a community center and two homes in earthquake-devastated Haiti, integrating her creative process into a sustainable reconstruction effort. 

Callie’s work has been collected and shown internationally at galleries and museums, including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tate Modern, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Sao Paolo Museum of Art.

B. 1997 in New London, CT, lives & works in Brooklyn, NY

Contact the gallery for available work HERE.

 
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Schone Bescherung - Die Kunstagentin | Cologne, DE

2016
Schone Bescherung Christmas Group Show - Die Kunstagentin | Cologne, DE

2013
Zona Urbana – Museum de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca | Oaxaca, MX

2012
Wunderkammer – Black Rat Projects | London, UK
Stuck in the City | Prague, CZR
Second Annual Ural Biennial | Ekaterinburg, RU

2011
Inside Out Outside In – Museu de Arte de Sao Paolo | Sao Paolo, BR
Art in the Streets – Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art | Los Angeles, USA

2010
Small Acts of Resistance – Black Rat Projects | London, UK
Fata Morgana - Galerie L.J. | Paris, FR

2009
NuART | Stavanger, NO
Swimming Cities of Serenissima – Venice Biennale | Venice, IT
The Influencers | Barcelona, ES

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Retrospective - Contemporary Art Center | Cincinnati, USA
Forthcoming - Allouche Gallery | New York, USA

2016
The Light After – Library Street Collective | Detroit, USA
Swoon - Parrish Art Museum | Water Mill, USA

2014
Submerged Motherlands – Brooklyn Museum of Art | Brooklyn, USA

2013
Untitled – Galerie Jeudy | Paris, FR
Petrichor – Sarasota Fine Art Gallery | Bradenton, USA

2012
Honeycomb – XYZ Gallery | Tokyo, JPN

2011
Murmuration – Black Rat | London, UK
Anthropecene –The Institute of Contemporary Art | Boston, USA
Untitled – Metro Gallery | Melbourne, AU

2010
Fata Morgana – Galerie L.J. | Paris, FR
The Graphic Unconscious - Philagraphika | Philadelphia, USA

2009
Untitled - Threshold Tokyo | Tokyo, JPN