Approved: 04.10.2014

Caro Williams

Artist

Approved: 04.10.2014

nstallation and Mixed Media | Symbols, Sound and Language

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      nstallation and Mixed Media | Symbols, Sound and Language

      Caro's art practice makes use of a wide range of materials and processes to create installations, objects, and visual poems. Frequently referencing poetry and the natural world, as well as diverse cultural narratives, much of her work incorporates symbols, text, spoken words, and recorded sounds. Central to Caro's art is an ongoing fascination with the exploration of the relationship between language, sound, nuance and space.

      Caro Williams graduated from AUT Auckland, where she received a postgraduate research scholarship and gained an MA focusing on sculpture with First Class Honours. Caro exhibits widely and has received a number of commissions and awards for her work, including the Wallace Trust Postgraduate Artist Award, the 2013 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Gen-i Selectors Award, 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. Recent projects include Cicatrix 2016-2018, an international artists collaboration. Caro is currently co-curating and exhibiting in Contemporary Art + Ritual an artist-led exhibition at the Crypt Gallery London from 21-26 May 2019. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand and Luciano Benetton Imago Mundi Collection, Italy. Caro is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors

       

      www.carowilliams.com

       

      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 CICATRIX IMPRIME, Atelier Circulaire Gallery, Montreal, Canada

      2018 CICATRIX, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Swindon

      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