Brooklyn-based artist Caledonia Curry (b. 1977, New London, Connecticut, U.S.), aka SWOON, was raised in rural Florida. Drawing on both realistic and fantastical elements, SWOON has been transforming the world with her immersive installations, wheat paste portraits and community-based social justice projects for the last two decades.
While SWOON's work has adorned the walls of more classical institutions—including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Tate Modern in London—her overarching aim is always to create accessible art that transports audiences while simultaneously shedding light on pressing social and environmental issues. Most recently, she has begun exploring visual storytelling through film and animation.
Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida, 2014. Photo © Martha Cooper.