Caroline Woolard, assistant professor of sculpture at the Hartford Art School, is part of BFAMFAPhD, a group now working on Making and Being, a multi-platform pedagogical project that offers practices of collaboration, contemplation, and social-ecological analysis for visual artists. Art Journal Open recently praised her work with the collective in this article.
With illustration, design, and pedagogical support from Fellow Emilio Martinez Poppe, she created a book, a series of videos, a deck of cards, and an interactive website with freely downloadable content called Making and Being: A Guide to Embodiment, Collaboration, and Circulation in the Visual Arts.
BFAMFAPhD is a collective of artists and educators that employs visual and performing arts, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. Their work as a collective brings people together to analyze and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.
The collective employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equality in the United States. It received critical acclaim for Artists Report Back (2014), which was presented as the 50th anniversary keynote at the National Endowment for the Arts and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art and Design, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Cornell University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
BFAMFAPhD's work has been reviewed in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Yorker, Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish, WNYC, and Hyperallergic, and they have been supported by residencies and fellowships at the Queens Museum, Triangle Arts Association, NEW INC, and PROJECT THIRD at Pratt Institute.