Swoon is a contemporary American artist known for her illustrative portraits. She works in numerous art genres, including installation and performance, and is committed to social issues and environmental protection. Swoon often prints her large-format images on recycled paper and pastels them on industrial buildings, deserted buildings, bridges or water towers-a convenient and practical form of mass distribution. Born in 1977 in New London, Connecticut, Caledonia Dance Curry, she moved to New York to study art at the Pratt Institute in the Brooklyn district. Her work quickly attracted recognition and interest from the New York Museum of Modern Art and her 2014 solo exhibition “Submerged Motherlands” was the first solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum dedicated to a living street artist. Swoon was interviewed on July 19, 2005 in Brooklyn, New York.

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