www.caroline-joy.com

Bio

Caroline is an artist based in Chicago, IL. She received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Personal Statement

Poor orange. My mom used to take care of a child who would sympathize with his food before eating it. Poor sandwich. “Poor little Caroline” my dad used to say. I have struggled with quietness my whole life. Talking to me is hitting a wall covered in outdated wallpaper that was never in style to begin with. I am awkward and conscious even when I feel comfortable speaking. I’m sorry. Body language is understood before a person says a word. I feel for you. The severely sincere. People see themselves in things. A face on a faucet, a relationship between the ocean and sand, you’re the peanut butter to my jelly. I feel for the inanimate. Objects that are shy. Objects that are so ridiculous you want to laugh at them, but they’re just perfect the way they are. Objects with bodies. What type of body language those objects have. Relationships to other people (objects). Sexual tension between two objects (bodies). Presence and absence. Ghosts. Vulnerability makes things “human”. Empathy makes things human. Soft and fleshy, hard to the touch. We like to see things with folds like our own. Slumping over itself. Rocks aren’t as interesting as cement poured into a bag. It’s good to know we’re not the only things on earth that are meant to feel sad.

 

Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Insitute.