Caledonia Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist.

Artist portrait: Bryan Welsh

Swoon, Alisa and Naima, Jewel Box, 6x6x9 inch
Swoon, Paulie, 2019
Acrylic paint on wooden painters panel 36″x36″x1″

Artist Bio

Caledonia Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist and is widely known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art.
Born in 1977, New London, Connecticut
Raised in Daytona Beach, Florida
Attended Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1998–2001
Lives and works in Brooklyn

The Jaunt Resident Artist 2020
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalist 2019
Tandem Press Printmaking Residency, Madison, Wisconsin 2019
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency 2018
Tandem Press Printmaking Residency, Madison, Wisconsin 2016
Present Project – International Artist Residency – Hawaii 2014
SGC International Community Engagement Award 2011
Creative Time Global Residency Grant 2010/2011
Boomerang Grant 2010
Creative Time Grant 2009
Town House Gallery Residency, Cairo 2009
Tides Foundation Lambent Fellowship 2007
Evolutionaere-Zellen Grant 2004

Museum of Modern Art
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Tate Modern
Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
Tudor Investments
Collection of Jeffrey Deitch
Principal Financial Collection
Fidelity Investments Collection
Benetton Collection
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Detroit Institute of Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Meltser Collection
The Sandrew Collection
MoMA PS1 (permanent site specific installation)


Upcoming: “Seven Contemplations” solo exhibition, Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY
Upcoming: “The Heart Lives through the Hands” solo exhibition, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
“Asteraceae” solo exhibition, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
“Underdog” Alicia Keys music video, Amazon Music
Dime Lobby commission, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

“CICADA” solo exhibition, Deitch Projects, New York City, NY
“Veni, Vidi, Vici: The Genius Meets Urban Art” group exhibition, Fluctuart, Paris, France
Special Project: IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair
“Swoon: Time Capsule” solo exhibition, MUCA, Munich, Germany
“Beyond the Streets”, group exhibition Brooklyn, New York
“Swoon: Time Capsule” solo exhibition, Fluctuart, Paris, France
“Every Portrait is a Vessel” solo exhibition, Treason Gallery, Seattle, Washington
American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, group exhibition, New York, NY
“SWOON”, solo exhibition, Galerie Henrik Springmann, Freiburg, Germany

“Raggedy Hecate and the Memory Box”, solo exhibition, Chandran Gallery, San Francisco
“Catastrophe and the Power of Art”, group exhibition, Mori Museum, Tokyo
“Mirari Minima” solo exhibition, SNOW Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan
“Swoon: New Works” solo exhibition, Galerie LJ, Paris, France
“The Road Home” special project and mural, collaboration with Philadelphia Mural Arts, Jessica Radovich, and Heather Box, Philadelphia, PA

“The Canyon” solo exhibition (retrospective), Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
“To Accompany Something Invisible” solo exhibition, Allouche Gallery, New York, New York
“Haven” site-specific installation and collaboration with The Million Person Project, Skissernas Museum, Sweden

“Thalassa” solo exhibition, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
“The Light After” solo exhibition, site-specific installation, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
“Radical Seafaring” group exhibition, Parrish Museum Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
“City Lights” Group exhibition to inaugurate the opening of the MIMA Museum, Brussels

“Witch-Wife” collaborative site specific installation with Monica Canilao, Chandran Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Facebook Artist in Residence Program Commission, Facebook Headquarters, New York, NY
“Open Source” special project, city wide exhibition created in collaboration with Philadelphia Mural Arts, Jessica Radovich, and Heather Box, Philadelphia, PA
“Music Box” special project, collaboration with New Orleans Airlift, New Orleans, LA

“Submerged Motherlands” solo exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Mural, Djerbahood, Tunisia, North Africa
“Dawn and Gemma” Mural, Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida

“Motherlands“ solo exhibition, Galerie LJ, Paris, France
“Nuit Blanche” group exhibition Toronto, Ontario
“Dithyrambalina”, special project/group sculpture, New Orleans, LA
“Zona Urbana” group exhibition, Museum de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
“Petrichor” solo exhibition, State College of Florida Manatee, Sarasota Fine Art Gallery, Brandenton, Florida

“Wunderkammer” group show, Black Rat Projects, London, England
“Stuck on the City” group show, Prague, Czech Republic
2nd Annual Ural Biennial, group show, Ekaterinburg, Russia
“Honeycomb” group exhibition, Snow Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

“Murmuration” group exhibition, Black Rat Projects, London, England
“Inside Out Outside In” group exhibition, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Anthropocene” solo exhibition, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
“Thalassa” commissioned sculpture, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
“Art in the Streets” Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
”Thekla” solo exhibition, Metro Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

“Small Acts of Resistance” group exhibition, Black Rat Projects, London
“Fata Morgana” solo exhibition, Galerie L.J, Paris
“Konbit Park Sculpture” NYC Parks Department and Urban Art Projects, Brooklyn, New York
“The Graphic Unconscious” group exhibition, Philagrafika, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Threshold” group exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
“Squinches and Pendentives” Urban-Art Info, special project/collaborative installation with Ben Wol, Berlin, Germany
Group Exhibition, NuART, Stavanger, Norway
“Swimming Cities of Serenissima” solo exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
“The Influencers” group exhibition, Barcelona, Spain