Media: Trade School 2011
How can we support ourselves and each other? This workshop looks at the ways in which we meet our needs for wellbeing in order to dream, practice, and work on any project. Support extends beyond the life of our projects, often shaping the ways in which we navigate the contradictions of living and working on independent projects. Join us for a “brain massage” and mutual connection.
3-5pm at Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Ave, Fl 2 Brooklyn, NY
Caroline Woolard will present to MFA Design and Technology students at the New School in a course led by Ed Keller and Melanie Crean called Design for this Century from 12-1:30pm.
Caroline Woolard will present at the 2017 Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium at UrbanGlass. Eact timing to be announced. Saturday October 14th - from 4-5 pm
Pioneer Works, Creative Time, and the Yes Men are proud to announce WTF Do We Do Now?, a one-day gathering with open forums, town hall meetings, and small-group dialogues. Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 10am - 7pm at
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street in Brooklyn. More info here.
For Maayan Strauss' project at Recess Art, she has invited Caroline Woolard to give a presentation on her work.
From November 2 - December 17, 2017, Caroline Woolard, Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg, and Lika Volkova will present Carried on Both Sides: Encounter One, at Lesley Heller gallery.
Retooling Critique Symposium at Mass Art, with private and public convenings from Nov 16th - 18th, 2017. Participants and presenters include: Anthony Romero, Adelheid Mers, Judith Leemann, and Billie Lee.
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 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.
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.
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.