Swoon is an internationally renown street artist born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. At age 19, she moved to New York City to study fine art at the Pratt Institute. Shortly thereafter, Swoon began her street art career.
Swoon specializes in wheat-paste images of people in various life situations, often based on her own experiences or those of her friends and family. When she first began doing street art, many people thought Swoon was male. She let them believe this for a while, as she explains in a biography with the Brooklyn Museum: “When people started to call me that guy Swoon, I just let them. Not that I wanted to hide and be considered male, I just thought, when it flips around, and the truth comes out, something in our assumptions will be flipped too… It was a little mischief.”