Coco Picard author photo
Photo by Becca Grady.

Coco Picard is a writer, cartoonist, and curator. Her novel, The Healing Circle (Red Hen Press, 2022), won the 2020 Women’s Prose Award. She is the author of The Strangers Among Us (Astrophil Press, 2017) and The Chronicles of Fortune (Radiator Comics, 2017). Art criticism and comics have otherwise appeared in places like Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Paris Review, and the Chicago Reader, where her contributions won the 2022 Innovative/Format Buster Alt Weekly Award. She founded the Green Lantern Press in 2005 and served as the Executive Director until it was adopted by the Hyde Park Art Center in 2022. Curating exhibitions under the name Caroline Picard since 2005, she has presented shows at UIC’s Gallery 400, The Renaissance Society, La Box, ENSA, and more. From 2014-2019, she Co-Directed Sector 2337, a cultural venue in Chicago’s Logan Square with weekly readings, exhibitions, and performances. She currently coedits the Art after Nature series for University of Minnesota Press and lives with her family in Oxford, England.

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