SWOON - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Swoon (born Caledonia Dance Curry in 1978) specializes in intricate life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of human figures. She studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and started doing street art around the late 90’s and gradually got into large-scale installations thereafter. Her delicate wheatpasted cutouts take inspiration from German Expressionist wood block prints and Indonesian shadow puppets, but infuse a uniquely urban sensibility in the way they become part of the streetscape as they decay over time. Her work has shown at Deitch Projects and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, the 2006 Whitney Biennial, and most recently at the Brooklyn Museum.