Media: Trade School 2011
Caroline Woolard's Capitoline Wolves will be on view at LMAK from January 19 - February 25, with an opening party on Friday, January 19th from 6-8pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
from BFAMFAPhD (July 2014)
(Solidarity Economy Poster, 2010)
(April 2014) by Caroline Woolard
(March 2014) by Caroline Woolard
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.
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.
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.
As students prepare to speak about their work and create visual presentations, I ask that they use this checklist.
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).
Woolard's upcoming events, full bio, projects, institutions, writing, 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.