Artist

Swoon

Get Swoon Updates

Be the first to know about new Swoon Works and Viewing Rooms.

Swoon

About

Pratt Institute alumna Caledonia Curry creates large-scale paper cut outs and prints from recycled newspaper in her Brooklyn studio, with much of her work depicting her family and friends in imagined cityscapes. Originally pasting them all onto the streets of New York with glue, she now prefers a mix of street and gallery work, as she hates the idea of everything disappearing. In 2014, Swoon became the first living street artist to show at the newly-opened Brooklyn Museum.

Collections

Artworks

Info

Did you know?

Swoon’s first gallery projects were at the behest of art supremo Jeffrey Deitch.

Country of Birth

USA

Auction Record

€26,000

Digard — Urban Contemporary Art, 'Alixa and naima, 2010', 2017

Notable Collections

MoMA PS1, New York, US

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US

Tate Modern, London, UK

São Paulo Museum of Art, São Paulo, Brazil

Brooklyn Museum, New York, US

V&A Prints, Drawings and Paintings Collection, London, UK

Notable Exhibitions

Seven Contemplations, Albright-Knox Foundatio, Buffalo, NY, US, 2021

Swoon: Time Capsule, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, Munich, DE, 2020

Cicada, Deitch Projects, New York, US, 2019

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, Brooklyn Museum, New York, US, 2014

More artists you may like

Recently viewed artists

Hang-Up updates
Get our weekly collector briefing.