Born in Charlotte, North Carolina
Carol Szymanski is a sculptor and multimedia artist with a special interest in language. Recent solo exhibitions and performances include The New Sounds Live Series, curated by WNYC’s John Schaefer at the Winter Garden (Brookfield Place) – The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band (26 brass trumpets) – and performances of compositions by Ben Neill and Pauline Oliveros; A Distance as Close as It Can Be at Elga Wimmer PCC; My Life is an Index at Tanja Grunert Gallery; and Pissing Against the Wind, or, Sketches on the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker at Guided by Invoices. Szymanski studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and has been a recipient of numerous awards including the Rome Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. In addition to her ongoing collaboration with Ben Neill, she has also worked with musicians including the Ekmeles Ensemble, Dewey Redman, and Wadada Leo Smith. She lives and works in New York.