Carolyn Swiszcz was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She earned her BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has lived in the Twin Cities for most of the past two decades. She became interested in architecture during a fellowship in Miami Beach in the late 90′s, courtesy of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Her work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Drawing Center, Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects in New York, and Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston. You will probably not be surprised to learn that she enjoys the kind of melancholy, verging on dread, that one might encounter on a Sunday afternoon in the deserted parking lot of a failed strip mall. She lives in West St. Paul with her husband and daughter.