Caroline Woolard, Artist & Educator
After Cooper Union, Caroline Woolard started a shared studio space with friends and discovered a healing community that was necessary to sustaining an artistic career. She embodies the solidarity economy and explains how that is different from the sharing economy. We discuss online platforms, power, transformative justice, and believing in something. She is an artist and cultural organizer who imagines better futures.
Caroline Woolard employs sculpture, installation, and online networks to study the pleasures and pains of interdependence. Woolard has co-founded barter networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop (2008-2016), the Study Center for Group Work (since 2016), BFAMFAPhD.com (since 2014), and the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (since 2016). Recent writing on her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times. Woolard’s work has been featured twice in the PBS / Art21 documentary series New York Close Up.