St John's College, 2002, BA
Caroline Picard is a Chicago-based artist, writer and curator who explores the figure in relation to systems of power. While that interest began with various investigations about public and private space (via running an apartment gallery, The Green Lantern (2005-2010), and co-founding the bi-annual directory PHONEBOOK: an index of alternative exhibition spaces) it has since transformed into an on-going investigation of inter-species borders, how the human relates to its environment and what possibilities might emerge from upturning an anthropocentric world view. To further accent the porousness of borders and bounds, Picard’s projects manifest in a variety of cross-disciplinary mediums including curation, publishing, administrative practices, interviews with artists, works of fiction, comics, and critical essays. Her work has been discussed in American Book Review, Poets & Writers Magazine, Time Out Chicago, New City, Art21, Artforum.com, Huffington Post and Punk Planet. In 2005, she founded the Green Lantern Press and has since released more than 30 slow-media titles ranging from an Arctic newspaper from 1821, original poetry collections, art critical anthologies, and artist books. She writes regularly for The Seen and Art21, and Art Forum, among others. Recent short stories, essays and comics were published in Projecttile, The Coming Envelope no. 5 (Bookthug), Artifice Magazine, Anobium, Bicycle Review, MAKE Magazine and Everyday Genius; she has two contributions in vols 1 & 3 of The Graphic Canon (Seven Stories Press, 2012). Recent books include The Strangers Among Us (Astrophil, 2017), and The Chronicles of Fortune (Radiator Comics, 2017), a 400-page graphic novel published under the name Coco Picard that is due out this spring. She is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press, and Co-Directs Sector 2337 in Chicago.
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