Born in Hong Kong, Caro Williams is a London-based installation and mixed media artist who works with symbols, sound, language, and place.
Caro's art practice makes use of a wide range of materials and processes to create installations, objects, and visual poems. Frequently referencing poetry and the natural world, as well as diverse historical and cultural narratives, much of her work incorporates symbols, text, spoken words, and recorded sounds especially voice and birdsong. Caro sometimes uses sound as a a purely audible experience sometimes as perceptual/ physical experience and sometimes combining both. Central to Caro's art is an ongoing fascination and exploration of the relationship between symbols, sound, language, nuance, and place.
Caro Williams graduated from AUT Auckland, where she received a postgraduate research scholarship and gained an MA focusing on sculpture with First Class Honours. Caro exhibits widely in galleries and outside environments. She has received a number of commissions and awards for her work, including the Wallace Trust Postgraduate Artist Award, the 2013 Headland Sculpture on the Gulf Gen-i Selectors Award, she has been a finalist in both the 2014 Wallace Arts Awards, and a 2016 recipient of Creative New Zealand World War 1 Centenary (WW100) Co-commissioning Fund. Projects include Cicatrix 2016-2018, an international artists collaboration with exhibitions and residencies in New Zealand, UK and Canada. and most recently co-curating Contemporary Art + Ritual at the Crypt Gallery, London.. Caro’s work is held in public and private collections including the Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand and Luciano Benetton Imago Mundi Collection, Italy.