Carol Zou is a Texangelena by way of the Chinese diaspora. Her work focuses on questions of layered human geographies, craft as non-western cultural production, and polyvocality through a community organizing model. She is known for organizing the art collective Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, a collective ranging from 20 to 500 crafters that creates public art through a crowdsourced, participatory model. Additionally, Carol is a founding member of the Michelada Think Tank, an alliance of creative workers of color that highlights the need for diversity in the creative fields. Beginning in June 2015, she will be the project manager/artist-in-residence for Trans.lation, an arts and cultural platform initiated by Rick Lowe and sponsored by the Nasher Sculpture Center, located in the immigrant refugee neighborhood of Vickery Meadow, Dallas, Texas.
Carol received her B.F.A. from Cornell University with minors in Urban Planning and Gender Studies, and will graduate in May 2015 with an M.F.A. in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design.