Caledonia Curry “Swoon” Explores Art’s Capacity for Community Healing
Caledonia Curry, also know as Swoon, a contemporary artist who’s work explores art’s transformative capacity for community healing, told the editors of Scholastic Art magazine about her process and how she strives to inspire change through public art. Read more about Swoon in #ScholasticArt magazine: http://bit.ly/3iFlFja
Caledonia Curry introducing her new book Swoon:The Red Skein!
The Red Skein is the new monograph of Swoon spanning more than the last decade, published by Drago.
In 224 pages, with more than 200 coloured images, this book explores the work of Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, one of the most famous female Street Artists in the world.
Covering her works on the street and in the studio, animation projects, collaborations, museum installations and community-based projects, The Red Skein is the most interesting and valuable collection of the artist’s works. Of particular interest is“Persephone, Medea, Hecate: Constructing a crossroads for art and psychedelic-assisted therapy”, an intimate and moving text in which Caledonia explains her background and what art means for her.
The in-depth book also includes an introduction by bestselling author Dr. Gabor Mate, a Hungarian physician with huge expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development.
Swoon in Conversation with Marisa Sage
Swoon in Conversation with Marisa Sage, Director and Head Curator NMSU Art Museum at Turner Carroll Gallery. This video was shot on May 28, 2021 during the opening for Swoon’s TCG exhibition “Wholeness in Mind.”
Swoon in Conversation with Judy Chicago
Made on the occasion of Solstice: Create Art for Earth in July 2020 at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, USA.
pine | copper | lime • episode 93 : caledonia curry aka SWOON
In this episode of pine|copper|lime Miranda talks with Caledonia Curry, an interdisciplinary artist and printmaker based in New York who you might know a little better by her other name: SWOON. We talk about giving kids encouragement in their endeavors, how there is so much more to printmaking than editioning, using the detailed process to printmaking to free up your practice, community projects, and trauma healing.
Swoon talk with PBS & Million Person Project Co-Founders Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen
Swoon (known to her friends as Caledonia Curry) and the Million Person Project are collaborating with PBS on a mass scale storytelling initiative, PBS American Portrait. Over thirteen thousand stories have been contributed by people from all over the country. Swoon transformed her work through her collaboration with The Million Person Project which helped her to break her silence on her family’s legacy of intergenerational trauma, and to recenter her creative focus on helping others to find healing.
Prentis Hemphill and Swoon in Conversation at the Albright-Knox Gallery
Prentis Hemphill and Swoon in Conversation Creativity, Healing from Trauma, and Collective Liberation. Introduced by curator Aaron Ott. A program event from Swoon’s solo Albright-Knox exhibition “Seven Contemplations” which ran September 26, 2020 – January 10, 2021.
Caledonia Curry – Swoon @TheFeast 2013
Artist Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon, on her youth, generational trauma, and her improbable start as an artist.
SWOON: Unearthing the Medea: The Intersection of Art & Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Artist Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, will give an in depth look at how psychedelic assisted therapy helped her to make contact with repressed trauma, and how the journey of healing that trauma came to life through a work of art.
Swoon: fearless from Fredric King on Vimeo.
Woven together from 20 years of footage shot around the world, the film is an intimate portrait of the street artist, Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon, her collaborators, inspirations, and antics. It reveals the moment she became internationally recognized, what inspires her creatively, socially, politically, and why none of it matters if she can’t get out on the street to wheat paste.