Capitoline Wolves

Capitoline Wolves Caroline Woolard, cherry wood, powder coated steel, dyed stoneware, 39” x 36” x 72” each, edition of 5 (forming a circle), 2016.

Capitoline Wolves

Capitoline Wolves Caroline Woolard, cherry wood, powder coated steel, dyed stoneware, 39” x 36” x 72” each, edition of 5 (forming a circle), 2016.

Capitoline Wolves

Capitoline Wolves Caroline Woolard, cherry wood, powder coated steel, dyed stoneware, 39” x 36” x 72” each, edition of 5 (forming a circle), 2016.

Capitoline Wolves

Capitoline Wolves Caroline Woolard, cherry wood, powder coated steel, dyed stoneware, 39” x 36” x 72” each, edition of 5 (forming a circle), 2016.

Capitoline Wolves (rendering)

Capitoline Wolves (rendering) Caroline Woolard, Rhino sketch for 3D printing, 2016.

Study Center for Group Work (installation view)

Study Center for Group Work (installation view) Caroline Woolard, steel, poplar, study center materials, plexiglass, dimensions variable, 2016.

DIY Ruin

DIY Ruin Caroline Woolard, turned poplar, oil paint, dimensions variable, 2016.

Study Center for Group Work (rendering)

Study Center for Group Work (rendering) Caroline Woolard, Rhino sketch for 3D printing, dimensions variable, 2016.

Ladders (for the Study Center for Group Work)

Ladders (for the Study Center for Group Work) Caroline Woolard, plywood, steel, paint, dimensions variable, 2016.

Amulet

Amulet Caroline Woolard, porcelain and water, 8" x 2" x 2", 2017. photograph by Levi Mandel

Amulet (rendering)

Amulet (rendering) Caroline Woolard, Rhino sketch for 3D printing, dimensions variable, 2017.

Untitled (Imperial Forms)

Untitled (Imperial Forms) Caroline Woolard, cherry wood, poplar, oil paint, 72" x 15" x 15", 2017.

Untitled (Imperial Forms)

Untitled (Imperial Forms) Caroline Woolard, cherry wood, poplar, oil paint, 72" x 15" x 15", 2017.

Now

Now Caroline Woolard, video still, single channel video, 2017

Carried on Both Sides

Carried on Both Sides Caroline Woolard, app, installation, dimensions variable, 2015.

Queer Rocker

Queer Rocker Caroline Woolard, oak plywood, ratchet straps, newspapers, 48” x 30” x 44”, 2013.

Queer Rocker (rendering)

Queer Rocker (rendering) Caroline Woolard, Rhino sketch for CNC open access Wo/Manual, dimensions variable, 2014.

Exchange Cafe

Exchange Cafe Caroline Woolard, furniture, currency, educators, tea, milk, honey, dimensions variable, 2013.

Resources (Detail from Exchange Cafe)

Resources (Detail from Exchange Cafe) Caroline Woolard, tyvek, visitor signature and hand written demands, 2.6” x 6.14”, 2013.

Exchange Cafe

Exchange Cafe Caroline Woolard, Installation view and performance at the Museum of Modern Art, New York2013Furniture, local currency, educator-performers, tea, milk, honey, Dimensions variable

Shaker Residence

Shaker Residence Caroline Woolard, birch wood, sheetrock, paint, performance, 6’ x 3’ x 12’, 2009.

The Work Dress

The Work Dress Caroline Woolard, cordura, canvas, cotton-denim blend, performance, dimensions variable, 2007-2013.

Barricade to Bed

Barricade to Bed Caroline Woolard, Installation view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York2013, Police barricade, tennis balls, mattress, scrap wood, plumbing hardware 20” × 74” × 30”

Barricade to Bed

Barricade to Bed Caroline Woolard, Installation view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York2013, Police barricade, tennis balls, mattress, scrap wood, plumbing hardware 20” × 74” × 30”

PROJECTS

(Column)

Project: (Column)

Info: turned cherry wood, poplar, hinge, blow mould, 6' x 1' x 1'
System: Study Center
Amulet

Project: Amulet

Info: Caroline Woolard, Eye Amulet, porcelain and water, 8" x 2" x 2", 2017. photograph by Levi Mandel
System: Study Center
Artists Report Back

Project: Artists Report Back

Info: 2014, report, video, contribution to BFAMFAPhD made in collaboration with Susan Jahoda, Blair Murphy, Vicky Virgin, Caroline Woolard, Zipeng Zhu
System: BFAMFAPhD
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

SYSTEMS

MEDIA

Media: MoMA: Exchange Cafe

Info: documentary about Exchange Cafe

Media: NEA introduction

Info: 1 minute introductory video
System: Study Center

EVENTS

Panel @ CAA

Saturday, February 24, 2:00PM

Time: 02/24/2018: 2:00PM–3:30PM
Location: Room 408A

Chair: Dushko Petrovich, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“The Artist-Journalist and the Immediacy of Alternative Electronic Media”
Randall Packer, Nanyahg Technological University

“Recovering Radicality: Instrumentalization and Video in the 1980s”
Liz Kim, Texas Woman’s University

“Sharing Practices of Listening, Attention, and Group Work in the Visual Arts”
Caroline Woolard, University of Hartford

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Presentation @ Corcoran

Friday, March 2, 6:00PM

Caroline Woolard will participate in a weekend  convening at the Corcoran School of Art and Design from the evening of Friday, March 2 to the early afternoon of Sunday, March 4. This will build upon and extend conversations on socially and civically engaged creative practices that were begun at another weekend convening that Woolard attended with Ruby Lerner, Sanjit Sethi, Rober Ransick, Charles Crowell, Alexis Frasz, Yoko Inoue, Angie Kim, Lauren Ruffin, Susan Sgorbati, Anne Thompson, David Zicarelli, Jun-Li Wang, at Bennington College in the fall.

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Opening @ Contemporary Art Center and Wave Pool

Saturday, March 10, 6:00PM

Wave Pool and the Contemporary Art Center have been working with New York-based artist Caroline Woolard to create a set of “listening objects” for 4 local organizations for a year. Each listening object has been made in direct response to the desires of these organizations. Woolard is partnering with MORTAR and Cincy Stories, CUCI, and Heartfelt Tidbits. The finished pieces will live with these organizations as well as in a common space where the public can interact with them and use them as well as learn more about the project and the 4 organizations involved. The project is  scheduled to be debuted at the neighborhood summit in March 2018 with a presentation by Woolard.

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Lecture @ UMass Dartmouth

Thursday, March 29, 6:00PM

Caroline Woolard and Leigh Claire La Berge will present their work at UMass Dartmouth.

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Lecture @ Brown University

Wednesday, April 4, 5:00PM

Caroline Woolard will present her work in a lecture hosted by the Visual Art Department at Brown University. Details forthcoming.

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Exhibition @ Teachers College, Columbia University

Thursday, April 5, 6:00PM
Caroline Woolard will participate in the group exhibition, the Unleashing Project, curated by Livia Alexander and Isin Onol. The exhibition will run from April 1 – May 30, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University with an opening reception: April 5 from 6-8pm and related events forthcoming.
 
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Presentation @ Open Engagement

Saturday, May 12, 3:00PM

Caroline Woolard will present a workshop with Susan Jahoda and Emilio Martinez Poppe from their forthcoming book, Ways of Being. Open Engagement will be held on May 11-13 at the Queens Museum and a host of other sites throughout New York City. Advanced registration is required to attend and handled via Eventbrite. Registration will be live in March 2018.

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Artist in Residence @ Museum of Glass

Wednesday, May 23, 6:00PM

Caroline Woolard and Leigh Claire La Berge will be AIRs at the Museum of Glass from May 23-27th, with 5 days of work in our world-class Hot Shop with a three-person team, live streaming from the Hot Shop.

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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 @ Pratt

Sunday, July 1, 6:00PM

I will be in residence at Pratt Institute for the months of July and August, hosting public programs and an exhibition with Emilio Martinez Poppe and Susan Jahoda about our pedagogical project, Ways of Being, at the invitation of Jane South, Chair of Fine Arts. 

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Artist in Residence @ Ox-Bow

Sunday, August 5, 12:00PM

Caroline Woolard will be an Artist in Residence at Ox-bow, meeting with Fellows and giving a lecture during her stay from August 5 - 11th.

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Exhibition @ Knockdown Center

Thursday, August 30, 6:00PM

Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee, and Lika Volkova will create an immersive installation as the final iteration of their multi-year project, Carried on Both Sides. Carried on Both Sides: Encounter Three will be on view at the Knockdown Center from August 30 - November 4, 2018. For more information on this project, see: http://CarriedOnBothSides.com

Art21 documentary: https://art21.org/watch/new-york-close-up/caroline-woolards-floating-possibility/

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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/

MoMA Studio: Exchange Cafe reference book

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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

2 Hour Workshop Template

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For teachers to think through a 2-hour workshop.

A 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.

A Discussion Wall

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This activity allows people in a group to slow down and make an analog version of the digital experience of sharing images, quotations, and readings. Returning to these materials again and again at each gathering can be a good way to move the group, as a collective body, into itself.

A 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.

Conversations: What is a successful project?

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This activity helps students define success on their own terms, and take actions toward this vision of success.

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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How to Start a Trade School (2012)

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I wrote this manual for other organizers of Trade School, a self-organized learning platform that runs on barter, after answering the same questions 100s of times. Louise Ma designed it, and Or Zubalsky wrote the open-source software. 

Ten Leaps: A Lexicon for Art Education (DRAFT)

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The Minute Hand of Social Engagement

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Ways of Being: Introduction

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(October 2017)

Ways of Being: Spaces of Learning

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(October 2017)

Woolard CV (2017)

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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.

Z (Un)doing (Un)compensation

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(March 2014) by Caroline Woolard

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.