Born in Hong Kong, artist Caro Williams currently lives and works in London. Caro received a postgraduate research scholarship from AUT Auckland and gained a Master of Art with first class honours. Caro exhibits in galleries and outside environment and has received a number of commissions and awards for her work, including the 2008 Wallace Postgraduate Award (Visual Arts), the 2013 Gen-i Selectors Award for her installation at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, she has been a finalist in both the 2014 Wallace Arts Awards and Premio Celeste 2015,  and was a 2016 recipient of Creative New Zealand World War 1 Centenary (WW100) Co-commissioning Fund.  Her work is held in public and private collections including the Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand and Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy.

Born in Hong Kong, artist Caro Williams currently lives and works in London. Caro received a postgraduate research scholarship from AUT Auckland and gained a Master of Art with first class honours. Caro exhibits in galleries and outside environment and has received a number of commissions and awards for her work, including the 2008 Wallace Postgraduate Award (Visual Arts), the 2013 Gen-i Selectors Award for her installation at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, she has been a finalist in both the 2014 Wallace Arts Awards and Premio Celeste 2015, and was a 2016 recipient of Creative New Zealand World War 1 Centenary (WW100) Co-commissioning Fund. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand and Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy.

Caro Williams  is a London based artist.

Caro creates installations, objects, and visual poems that explore audible and perceptual experiences of sound in relation to language. Text, primarily poems, existing or composed are translated to become a code, an object or simply a marker. Often difficult or impossible to decipher, the work highlights Caro's fascination with ideas around lost nuances and shifts of meaning within written and spoken language. Sound is incorporated into the work using voice or site-recordings predominately in the form of birdsong. Aside from adding an element of musicality to the work, birdsong is used for its universality and like language its associations with specific places and lands. Sound sometimes features in Caro's work as an audible experience to create a sense of atmosphere or as an attempt to suggest missing nuances. Other times sound is translated into the visual and physical to consider what may be lost or found in translation between what we see and what we hear.

What I want to suggest is a sense of information, information not as something as solid or as sure as knowledge but as something more abstract and illusive, perhaps an impression or simply a sense of absence.”             –Caro Williams

Caro's multi-lingual background, speaking and hearing English, French and Chinese simultaneously, as well as living and working in different countries, often informs her themes and has become part of her art practice, especially in terms of translation. Texts are translated and sound recordings transcribed using a variety of processes including mark making, reading, typing, recording, digital processing and laser-cutting. The materials used reflect ideas and site and have included marble, neon, acrylic, metal and ribbon.

 

Caro Williams is currently working with Cicatrix; an international artist collaborative project focusing on WW1.

Caro is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRBS).and Axixweb