Lisa Young's hybrid practice includes installation, book, video, photography and web projects. Young’s work
centers around collecting everyday images and objects and investigating the way
that the repetitive action of accumulating and organizing can create its own
poetics. Young’s exhibition venues include the Cue Art Foundation, The Getty
Research Institute, White Columns, Hunter College, Wave Hill and Bard College.
Among her commissioned projects are a billboard at 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, LA
(Clockshop), an artist book project for Cabinet Magazine and a web project
developed with the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University.
Young’s work is in the
permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Rhode Island School
of Design, the Harvard University Art Museums and the Rose Goldsen Archive for
New Media Art at Cornell University. Her artist book/print editions have
been distributed through Printed Matter, Pace Prints and Art Metropole. Young
completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1996.
Academic Research/Areas of Interest
projects examine the intersection of the pedestrian, the repetitive and the
imperfect with the transcendent, the beautiful and the perfect. I am
interested in the way that the repetitive action of accumulating and organizing
can create its own poetics. I generate ideas by observing and recording the
world around me or through working with appropriated images: taking snapshots
of everyday events, recording broadcast TV and collecting ephemera.
take my collections of everyday images (figure skating from prime time TV,
fortune cookie fortunes, tickertape parades) and filter them through frameworks
that both organize the data and transform it into something new. I enjoy using
structures that allow for chance occurrences - creating the possibility for
sublime happenings through embracing the flawed and the unexpected. The
resulting works read as formal documents, a framing of my consciousness and
observation, and as a series of ephemera that reflect the incomplete and
transitory qualities of the sublime.
- MFA, Tufts University
- BFA, The University of Illinois
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