Swoon, ‘Monica’, 2016, Gastman
Swoon, ‘Monica’, 2016, Gastman
Swoon, ‘Monica’, 2016, Gastman

About Swoon

Callie Curry, a.k.a. Swoon, creates street art, installations, and sculptural assemblages, merging art and activism with the intent of improving the world. After completing her studies at the Pratt Institute, Swoon realized that she would not be content to only exhibit in galleries and museums. “I wanted to become part of something larger than myself,” she explained. “I wanted to embrace the world.” This desire drove her art into the streets where, since 1999, Swoon has been wheat-pasting life-size portraits of everyday urbanites onto walls in New York and other cities. Swoon takes a humanitarian approach to art and contributed to the reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. At the 2009 Venice Biennale, she shocked and delighted visitors by navigating a flotilla of rafts, handcrafted from scavenged materials and garbage, into the city’s waterways.

b. 1978, New London, Connecticut, based in Brooklyn, NY, United States

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Art on the Edge, Roman Fine Art, East Hampton
2016
Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
MUCA COLLECTION, MUCA, Munich
2014
Mana Exposition, Mana Contemporary

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Art on the Edge, Roman Fine Art, East Hampton
2017
Underneath, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2016
Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2016
Beirut, Lebanon "Urban Dawn II", McCaig-Welles, Beirut
2016
Unveiling Vol.1, SNOW Contemporary
2016
Urban Art Preview, Galerie Kronsbein, Munich
2015
MUCA COLLECTION, MUCA, Munich
2015
Manifesto, MAIA Contemporary, Mexico City
2014
Mana Exposition, Mana Contemporary
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