PROJECTS

Capitoline Wolves

Project: Capitoline Wolves

Info: Capitoline Wolves (2016), cherry wood, powder coated steel, dyed stoneware, local water, hand mirrored glass, copper bowls, performance 29" x 36" x 72" each, forming a circle that is 15' in diameter
System: Study Center
Carried on Both Sides

Project: Carried on Both Sides

Info: sleep app, installation, 2016-present, in collaboration with Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg, and Lika Volkova
Public Seat

Project: Public Seat

Info: 2003, steel, carriage bolts, paint, stop sign post dimensions variable

SYSTEMS

MEDIA

EVENTS

Presentation @ Recess Art

Saturday, October 21, 2:00PM

For Maayan Strauss' project at Recess Art, she has invited Caroline Woolard to give a presentation on her work.

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Presenter @ Retooling Critique Symposium

Saturday, November 18, 6:00PM

Retooling Critique Symposium at Mass Art, with private and public convenings from Nov 16th - 18th, 2017. Participants and presenters include: Anthony Romero, Adelheid Mers, Judith Leemann, and Billie Lee.

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Artist in Residence @ Pilchuck Glass School

Monday, May 28, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard will be the Artist in Residence for Session 2 at Pilchuck from May 28 - June 15th  2018. Pilchuck’s Artist in Residence mission is to invite accomplished artists/designers/creative thinkers such as yourselves to experiment with glass. Part of our mission is to  introduce artists with little or no familiarity of the material and techniques so that they will experience the residency as a time to investigate new approaches and include / expand the material within the vocabulary and context of their work.  For the Pilchuck students and participants the Artists in Residence bring much to the campus learning experience; different approaches and unique interrogations of the material are valuable for all.

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Artist in Residence @ Ox-Bow

Wednesday, August 1, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard will be an Artist in Residence at Ox-bow, meeting with Fellows and giving a lecture in early August. Exact dates and times TBD.

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TEXTS

Artists Report Back

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Artists Report Back used data about artists’ demographics, occupations, educational attainment, field of degree, and earnings as recorded by The Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) to make statements about the current conditions and contradictions of working artists and arts graduates.

BFAMFAPhD: On the Cultural Value Debate

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(February 2015)

Caroline Woolard Career Narrative (2017)

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Caroline Woolard Work Sample (2016)

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Carried on Both Sides Writing

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Creative Commonwealth: Urban Community Land Trusts

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 (May 2014)

Critical Writing about Caroline Woolard's Work

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Dear Viewer

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 from BFAMFAPhD (July 2014) 

I do not have a boss!

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 (Solidarity Economy Poster, 2010)

J20 Solidarity Economy POSTER (English)

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Print this at 11 x 17 / tabloid paper, or order a print to benefit NAACP or SPLC at: http://unterbahn.com/solidarity/

J20 Solidarity Economy POSTER (Mandarin)

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Print this at 11 x 17 / tabloid paper, or order a print to benefit NAACP or SPLC at: http://unterbahn.com/solidarity/

J20 Solidarity Economy POSTER (Spanish)

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Print this at 11 x 17 / tabloid paper, or order a print to benefit NAACP or SPLC at: http://unterbahn.com/solidarity/

Proposal for Free/Open/Libre Art

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 (2012)

Script for a NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative

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 (March 2015)

So you want to start a platform cooperative...

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Solidarity Art Worlds

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 (February 2013)

Statement of Solidarity with #UMaineFuture

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(April 2014) by Caroline Woolard

TEACHING

(Un)doing (Un)compensation

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(March 2014) by Caroline Woolard

Critique Menu for Students (2016)

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A "menu" of options for students and teachers who wish to discuss and select individually appropriate structures for critique. Developed in 2016 for an MFA Fine Arts critique course at SVA by Caroline Woolard.

 

 

Finding Collaborators and Creative Conversations in NYC

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A list of places where some of the most kind and generous neighbors, artists, designers, and activists I know gather -- these people make NYC great. 

Free Libre Open Source Systems and Art (FLOSSA)

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Project Review Guide

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This is a guide to think through: (1) how a project communicates your intentions (2) how you can best learn and grow as an artist / designer.

Template for a 2 Hour Workshop

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Ten Leaps: A Lexicon for Art Education (DRAFT)

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What is a successful project?

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Woolard Checklist for Good Presentations

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As students prepare to speak about their work and create visual presentations, I ask that they use this checklist.

ABOUT

Caroline Woolard co-creates projects and institutions at the intersection of art, technology, and political economy. Her feminist, transdisciplinary method connects discrete objects to aligned contexts of circulation. Woolard has co-founded multiple collaborative institutions and networks, including barter networks OurGoods.org (since 2008) and TradeSchool.coop (since 2009); cultural equity platform BFAMFAPhD.com (since 2014); and collaborative method research network The Study Center for Group Work (since 2015). Recent commissions include Listen, Wave Pool, Ohio (2018); WOUND, Cooper Union, New York, NY (2016); Capitoline Wolves, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (2016), and Exchange Café, MoMA, New York, NY (2014).

A committed teacher, Woolard’s pedagogical method is articulated in the innovative textbook and website for arts educators, Ways of Being (Punctum Books, 2018), co-authored with Susan Jahoda and designed by Emilio Martinez Poppe as a contribution to BFAMFAPhD. Woolard is a member of the Community Economies Research Network, the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE), and the board of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics.

Woolard’s work has been celebrated by the National Endowment for the Arts, where she delivered the 50th Anniversary keynote (2017) and in New York Close Up, the PBS / Art21 documentary series (2017). Solo exhibitions include Imperial Forms, LMAK gallery, New York, NY (2018), and Carried on Both Sides, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY (2018). Group exhibitions include Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2014), and Living as Form, Creative Time, New York, NY (2011). Woolard’s work has been supported by residencies at NEWINC, New York, NY (2017); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Workspace, New York, NY (2016);  MoMA, New York, NY (2014); Queens Museum, Queens, NY, (2014); and Watermill, Water Mill, NY (2011) and through fellowships at Eyebeam, Brooklyn, NY (2013); and the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (2009).

Recent scholarly writing on her work has been published in the Brooklyn Rail (2017); Artforum (2016); Art in America (2016); The New York Times (2016); and South Atlantic Quarterly (2015). Recent visiting artist lecture appointments include the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, WI); Williams College (Williams, MA); the University of California at Berkeley (Berkeley, CA); the Malmo Art Academy (Malmo, Sweden); University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI); and the Royal Danish Academy (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Woolard holds a BFA from Cooper Union (Sculpture, 2007) and is a recipient of the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund (OurGoods, 2010-2012), the Antipode Scholar-Activist Project Award (Community Economies Collective, 2016), and the Theo Westenberger Estate Fund (2015). Woolard has been named one of 11 Artists to Transform the Art World (2017), has been listed in the WIRED Smart List (2013), ArtNet's Top 20 Female Artists (2015), and in the Top 100 Women for the Commons by the Peer to Peer Foundation (2014).

Short 100 word BIO
 
Caroline Woolard (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist who creates discrete objects as well as institutions for the solidarity economy. The multi-year institutions she has co-founded include barter networks OurGoods.org (2008-2016); TradeSchool.coop (2009-2017); cross-sector organizing network SolidarityNYC (2009-2013); cultural equity advocacy group BFAMFAPhD.com (2014-2017); and the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (2015-2017). Recent commissions include WOUND, Cooper Union (2016); and Capitoline Wolves, Cornell University (2016), and MoMA Studio: Exchange Café (2014). Group exhibitions include Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum (2014); and Living as Form, Creative Time (2011). Woolard’s work has been supported by residencies at LMCC (2017); NewInc (2016); MoMA (2014); Queens Museum (2014); and Watermill (2011) and through fellowships at Eyebeam (2013); and the MacDowell Colony (2009).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Woolard

 

Woolard's upcoming eventsfull bioprojectsinstitutionswriting, and past talks are below. Download a PDF of her career narrative here and critical writing about her work here. Email Caroline Woolard [at] gmail [dot] com to request more information.