Swoon (American, b.1977) is a notable Street artist, who has contributed to the Pop Art movement. She was born in New London, CT, and raised in Daytona Beach, FL. The artist’s real name is Caledonia Dance Curry. In 1997, Swoon moved to New York, where she obtained a BA in Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Her work gained recognition after a solo show at Jeffrey Deitch’s SoHo gallery in 2005, quickly attracting the attention of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her solo show “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum in 2014 was the museum’s first exhibition dedicated to a living street artist. Swoon currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Swoon’s work has been collected and shown internationally at galleries and museums, including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Tate Modern, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Sao Paolo Museum of Art.