Swoon: The Red Skein is Swoon’s new monograph, spanning over a decade of her work as a public artist. In 224 pages, with more than 200 color images, the book features her work in the street and in the studio, including her collaborations, museum installations, community-based projects, and her recent work as a filmmaker. Surveying her pioneering early career as one of the most recognized women street artists in the world, her technical contributions to the field of printmaking, and her advocacy for social and environmental justice through socially engaged art projects, this collection positions Curry as a genre-defying artist whose vision of public artwork creates transformative possibilities for us to heal ourselves, our communities and connect to one another.
8.27 x 11.02 in.
Caledonia Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist and is widely known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art. Callie took to the streets of New York while attending the Pratt Institute of Art in 1999, pasting her paper portraits to the sides of buildings with the goal of making art and the public space of the city more accessible. Today, Callie’s work can be found on the sides of buildings worldwide and has been given both permanent and transient homes in more classical institutions, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Tate Modern, and the São Paulo Museum of Art. Most recently, she has begun using film animation to explore the boundaries of visual storytelling.