Callie Curry: aka Swoon

"I was a young woman, and I really had no sense of my ability to make any kind of change in the world. And then suddenly in this very concrete way, I went outside, I put up a wheatpaste, I walked by the next day, and there it was. I had changed that street corner."

Date: December 24, 2010

Swoon is a Brooklyn-based street artist who is known for her large scale wheatpaste prints. Her talk focuses on promoting social change and the belief that art has provocative and transformative qualities. Although she started off by illegally displaying street art, today her work has been collected by major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Tate Modern.