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 Womens Prose Award and her graphic novel, The Chronicles of Fortune (Radiator Comics, 2017) was nominated for a DiNKy Award. Art criticism and comics have otherwise appeared in Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Paris Review, and the Chicago Reader among others. 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, Vox Popuili, and more. In 2014, she was the Curatorial Fellow at La Box, ENSA in France, and became a member of the SYNAPSE International Curators’ Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2015. 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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