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.

Untitled (Imperial Forms)

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

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.

Carried on Both Sides

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

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.

Now

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

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.

LISTEN

LISTEN Caroline Woolard, poplar, 7" x 7" x 4", work in progress, commissioned by the CAC in Ohio

LISTEN

LISTEN Caroline Woolard, cast steel and bronze, electroplated with gold, 1" x 2" x 1", 2018, commissioned by the Ohio CAC

Queer Rocker (rendering)

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

Queer Rocker

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

Exchange Cafe

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

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.

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
Barricade to Bed

Project: Barricade to Bed

Info: 2013, police barricade, tennis balls, mattress, 2x6 scrap wood, plumbing hardware 20” x 74” x 30”
System: SolidarityNYC
Texts: BOMB (2015)
Press:

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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
Media: SVA Video
DIY Ruin

Project: DIY Ruin

Info: 2016, turned poplar, 18" x 16" x 16" each, oil paint pickling, felt
System: Study Center

SYSTEMS

MEDIA

Media: MoMA: Exchange Cafe

Info: 2013

Media: NEA introduction

Info: 2016
System: Study Center

EVENTS

Presentation @ SUNY Buffalo

Saturday, April 28, 6:00PM

Caroline Woolard will present at MoneyLab, an exploration of critical responses to the ongoing financial crises. Through workshops, talks and panel discussions, “Matters of Currency” will shed new light on money- power relations as mirrored in changing relations to technological and material transformations in the world today. Confirmed Speakers: Jason Moore, Terra0, Cassie Thornton, Max Haiven, Fran Illich, Gabriela Ceja, Patricia de Vries, Leigh Claire La Berge, Caroline Woolard, Brett Scott, and Caitlin Blanchfield

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
341 DELAWARE AVE., BUFFALO, NY 14202
27–28 April 2018
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Presentation @ Stanford

Thursday, May 3, 6:30PM

Caroline Woolard will present in Danielle Jackson's class Imaging Change: Global Arts and Social Change at Stanford.

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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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Panel @ ICP / Eyebeam

Monday, May 14, 10:00AM

The symposium will take place on Monday, May 14th at the ICP Museum, followed by a reception at Eyebeam's new space in Bushwick. The symposium will consist of short dialogues, panel discussions (How to SeeHow to Be SeenHow to HideHow to Build), and a keynote address. The program will feature a number of Eyebeam alums as well as members of our current residency cohort. 

Caroline Woolard will lead the final conversation of the day, How to Build. This closing conversation will serve as a call to action following the robust day of discourse and focus on individual projects. How do we actually move toward a more just future? What are our biggest challenges and what can we learn from each other's practices? How can we build something sustainable together? 

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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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Presentation @ RISD

Monday, September 17, 6:00PM

The Center for Student Involvement at the Rhode Island School of Design has invited Caroline Woolar do lead the first session of the 2018/2019 year as a part of our RISD Leads Series on Radical Pedagogies: Critical Communal Learning and Teaching. Details TBD

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TEXTS

Art in America (2014)


(February 2014) Reframing the Debt Debate with BFAMFAPhD by Nate Cohan for Art in America.

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)

BOMB (2015)

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(July 2015) Caroline Woolard by John Haskell in BOMB.

Brooklyn Rail (2018)

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(February 2018) The Art of Institutional Possibility: CAROLINE WOOLARD with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve in The Brooklyn Rail.

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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Crains New York (2015)

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(May 2015) Hundreds join a new kind of co-op to buy commercial property in high-rent areas by Caroline Lewis in Crains New York Business. 

Creative Commons (2016)

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(August 2016) A politics of cooperation: Caroline Woolard on free culture, fine art, and everyday life by Jennie Rose Halperin in Creative Commons.

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) 

Deep Craft (2009)

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(April 2009) Interview with Caroline Woolard in Deep Craft.

Digicult

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Art, Activism and Making With Caroline Woolard by Zoe Romano in Digicult.

Hyperallergic (2012)

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(May 2012) Alternative Economies: A Conversation With Caroline Woolard in Hyperallergic. 

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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Online Platforms Are Not Enough. Artists Need Affordable Space. (2016)

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(June 2016) Online Platforms Are Not Enough. Artists Need Affordable Space. by Caroline Woolard in the National Endowment for the Arts.

Proposal for Free/Open/Libre Art

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 (2012)

Rhizome (2010)

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(January 2010) Interview with Caroline Woolard of OurGoods in Rhizome.

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

artnet News (2017)

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(January 2017) These 11 Artists Will Transform the Art World in 2017 by Christian Viveros-Fauné in artnet News. 

 

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 Framework: Projects, Platforms, and Practices

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As artists, we need to learn to think organizationally in order to imagine how our artwork and ideas might circulate in the world, and to take action. This workshop aims to help students and artists think through the platforms and practices that are aligned with their projects.

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.

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.

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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Z (Un)doing (Un)compensation

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(March 2014) by Caroline Woolard

ABOUT

Short 100 word BIO

Caroline Woolard (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist born in Rhode Island. Woolard creates sculptures using online networks, hand built objects, and immersive environments. Her work has been commissioned by MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Creative Time, the Brooklyn Museum, Cornell University, and Cooper Union. She is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships including at Pilchuck (2018), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2016), the Queens Museum (2014), Eyebeam (2013), Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund (2010), Watermill (2011), and the MacDowell Colony (2009). Recent scholarly writing on her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail (2018); Artforum (2016); Art in America (2016); The New York Times (2016); and South Atlantic Quarterly (2015). Woolard’s work has been featured twice in PBS / Art21 for New York Close Up (2014, 2016). Caroline Woolard is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Hartford and a mentor at the School of Visual Arts.

Longer BIO

Caroline Woolard creates sculptures using online networks, hand built objects, and immersive environments. 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 and the Contemporary Art Center, 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 EconomicsCaroline Woolard is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Hartford and a mentor at the School of Visual Arts.

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).

 


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.