Caledonia Curry is a contemporary artist who works with printmaking, sculpture, and stop-motion animation.
Brooklyn-based artist Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, joins us to discuss her project, “The House Our Families Built.” The project is comprised of a 14-foot box truck that serves as both an outdoor sculpture and stage and travels around the city each weekend for the month of February. The project is part of PBS’s American Portrait public art initiative.
In our debut episode of Painting in Motion, Liz is in conversation with SWOON, (Caledonia Curry), the artist and activist known for her emotive figurative street art, whose work has been seen worldwide amongst galleries and numerous city streets, including her iconic crashing of the Venice Biennale on a large d.i.y. art raft, in a variety of collaborative musical works including a video with Alicia Keys,  and as part of the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern. Curry discusses creating & exhibiting art in the time of COVID-19, childhood influences, and rituals that contribute to good mental health and studio practices. She shares with us about her film pick, "The Fisher King", and a moving performance piece, and how they have each shaped the way she connects to the personal subject matter that appears throughout her immersive installations, street art, and most recently, her own film work. You can find more about Swoon and the immensity of her art, as well as learn about the many projects of her non-profit organization, The Heliotrope Foundation, at: and on Instagram, at @SwoonHQFind us on Instagram:Painting in Motion Podcast: @painting_in_motionHosted by Liz Layton: @liz_theprophetessCover art by Kimberlie Clinthorne-Wong: @KimiewngSupport the show (
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Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
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58 minutes, 55 seconds
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