American painter born in 1978 in New London in Connecticut in the United States, Caledonia Dance Curry, aka Swoon, lives and works in Brooklyn. An artist committed to humanitarian causes, she delivers a message of peace through her collages.
As a child, Swoon grew up in California, then began art studies and
moved to New York. Far from graffiti culture, she begins to speak
through her collages in the streets of the city, first anonymously.
In 2002, she graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York. She perfected her engraving technique. Nevertheless, she finds the art world closed which does not meet her creative expectations. Already inspired by street art such as Banksy or Blek Le Rat, she abandons galleries to expose her art in the streets.
She likes this ephemeral and immediate side of street art, this fragility of the work that makes it so vulnerable.
“I have always liked the idea of making something that does not survive its own necessity, which exists for a time and then disappears. I keep and protect certain works, but I like to give others in the present moment.”, she admits.
Her portraits of papers testify to a moment of life. “When I draw, I open a small window, and I try to make something happen”, she says. Today, Swoon’s works are exhibited in the world’s most prestigious museums: the New York MoMA, the Tate Modern in London, and the MoCa in Los Angeles.