Approved: 04.10.2014

Caro Williams

Artist

Approved: 04.10.2014

Caro Williams is a London-based visual artist whose art encompasses a range of materials and processes to create installations, sculptures, visual poems, sound and mixed media work. Caro's art explores her on going fascination with the relationship between language, sound, nuance and space. Frequently referencing poetry and the natural world as well as diverse cultural and historical narratives, much of her work incorporates poems, text, spoken words, and field recordings.

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    Caro Williams is a London-based visual artist whose art encompasses a range of materials and processes to create installations, sculptures, visual poems, sound and mixed media work. Caro's art explores her on going fascination with the relationship between language, sound, nuance and space. Frequently referencing poetry and the natural world as well as diverse cultural and historical narratives, much of her work incorporates poems, text, spoken words, and field recordings.

    Caro Williams graduated from AUT Auckland, where she received a postgraduate research scholarship and gained a Master’s of Art with first class honours. Caro exhibits in galleries, alternative spaces and outside environments. She has received commissions and a number of awards for her work, including the 2008 Wallace Postgraduate Award (Visual Arts), the 2013 Gen-i Selector’s Award for her installation at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, she has been a finalist in both the 2014 Wallace Arts Awards and Premio Celeste 2015, and is a 2016 recipient of Creative New Zealand World War 1 Centenary (WW100) Co-commissioning Fund. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand and Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy.

    www.carowilliams.com

    Caro Williams is currently working with Cicatrix; an international artist collaborative project focusing on WW1, and is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRBS).

    CV & Education

    ART QUALIFICATIONS

    2008 MA Sculpture (1st Class Hon's), AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

    2005 BVA Sculpture, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

    1996 Fine Art Foundation, Camberwell College of Arts, London, England

    EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

    2018 13 September to 1 December, CICATRIX, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Swindon, UK

    2018 Cicatrix: Call and Response, Town Hall Arts, Market Street, Trowbridge, UK

    2017 Shifting Ground off-site, London as a solo component of Shifting Ground, Silo 6, Auckland

    2017 Call and Response, Nathan Homestead, Auckland, NZ

    2017 Strange Joy Installation, White Night Auckland, Auckland Arts Festival, NZ

    2017 Call and Response, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant, UK

    2016 DUST Collective, LOOK@K'ROAD, Auckland Artweek, Auckland

    2016 Imago Mundi, Trieste, Italy

    2016 Call and Response, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Salisbury, UK

    2015 Celeste 7th International Contemporary Art Prize, Finalist Exhibition, ex-BAZZI, Milan, Italy

    2015 Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Snells Beach, Warkworth

    2015 23rd Wallace Art Awards, Pataka Museum, Wellington and Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

    2014 NZ Sculpture OnShore, Tenth Biennial Exhibition, Auckland

    2014 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards,  Pah Homestead, Auckland

    2014 DUST Art Collective Pop-up, Circle Gallery, Auckland

    2013 The Light Fantastic, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke

    2013 Black Asterisk Light Show, Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland

    2013 DUST 5.1, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

    2013 Code and Reverie, Black Asterisk Gallery, Auckland

    2013 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland

    AWARDS

    2016 Funding received from Creative New Zealand World War 1 Centenary (WW100) Co-commissioning Fund

    2015 Finalist (2nd place in category), Celeste 7th International Contemporary Art Prize

    2015 Awarded, Distinguished Artist Award, ArtAscent, Art & Literature Journal

    2014 Finalist, 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards, Travelling Exhibition

    2013 Awarded, Gen-i Selector’s Award, Headland Sculpture On The Gulf, Waiheke

    2008 Awarded, Wallace Arts Trust Award for Most Promising Visual Arts Postgraduate

    2007 Awarded, Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Visual Arts), AUT University

    PROJECTS

    2016-2018 Cicatrix International Cultural Exchange, an international artists collaborative project:

    http://cicatrixuk.wixsite.com/cicatrix

    RESIDENCY

    2016 Cicatrix Residency, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK

    SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

    2014 Exploring the relationship between language, sound and form, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

    2013 Research in and through practice, AUT University, Auckland

    2007 The Dynamic Implications of Stasis, AUT University, Auckland

    COLLECTIONS

    The Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand

    Luciano Benetton World Art Collection, Italy

    Private collections New Zealand and UK

    Additional details: www.carowilliams.com