Caroline Villard
Class of 2017
Headshot
Stockholm, Sweden New York, NY
I was born in Stockholm, and wanted to be Walt Disney when I grew up. I attended Beckman’s College of Art and Design and have since worked in northern Italy, Hong Kong, London and New York.
 
My work, which has been sold at Colette, in Paris and Stockholm’s National Museum among others, sits between art and design. It includes a bed, based on a dream about falling asleep in a lump of dough; an umbrella based on a hunting rifle; a line of kitchen products developed for small apartments; and jewelry, including a necklace which replaces pearls with tiny porcelain teeth.
<div>I began my career as a product designer, in Sweden, but quickly found that the things I enjoyed the most about creating objects was the incentive behind them.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Since childhood I have been inspired by trapdoors and hidden doors. They have an obvious physical function, open and close, but hidden they reach beyond their physical form representing something more, magical or unknown. I am intrigued by those short-circuit moments where function and intent collide. A sort of uncomfortable harmony of joy and fear, invigorating and soothing at the same time.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>My recent projects focus on this within the veneer of civilization.</div>
Caroline Villard, class of 2017

Upcoming Talks

Talks will resume at the start of next semester.

Previous Talks
Selected Past Talks and Studio Visits
  • David Altmejd
  • Janine Antoni
  • Ei Arakawa
  • Stefano Arienti
  • Richard Artschwager
  • Jan Avgikos
  • Jules de Balincourt
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Johanna Burton
  • Brendan Cass
  • Maurizio Cattelan
  • Sarah Charlesworth
  • Dawn Clements
  • Sue Coe
  • Lisa Cooley
  • Bjorn Copeland
  • Will Cotton
  • Ann Craven
  • EV Day
  • Andrea Dezsö
  • Cheryl Donegan
  • Erin Donnely
  • Rackstraw Downes
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Inka Essenhigh
  • Andrea Fraser
  • Tom Friedman
  • Barnaby Furnas
  • Coco Fusco
  • Liam Gillick
  • Luis Gispert
  • Laurel Gitlen
  • Kathy Grayson
  • K8 Hardy
  • Christine Heindl
  • Daniel Hesidence
  • Christian Holstad
  • James Hyde
  • Gareth James
  • Bill Jensen
  • Paddy Johnson
  • Jon Kessler
  • Janet Koplos
  • Daniel Lechner
  • Sam Lewitt
  • Kalup Linzy
  • Damian Loeb
  • Justin Lowe
  • Marco Maggi
  • Tobi Maier
  • Cameron Martin
  • Marlene McCarty
  • Steve Mumford
  • Shirin Neshat
  • Dennis Oppenheim
  • Gabriel Orozco
  • Clifford Owens
  • Ester Partegàs
  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Danica Phelps
  • Richard Phillips
  • William Pope L.
  • Eileen Quinlan
  • Archie Rand
  • Blake Rayne
  • Asya Reznikov
  • Matthew Ritchie
  • Dana Schutz
  • Michael Scoggins
  • Gedi Sibony
  • Katrin Sigurdardottir
  • Amy Sillman
  • Zak Smith
  • Joan Snyder
  • Pascal Spengemann
  • Robert Storr
  • Herb Tam
  • Fred Tomaselli
  • Ultra Violet
  • Charline Von Heyl
  • Kelley Walker