Providence, RI, USA
Lisa Young acts as a visual interpreter, sifting through the image sediment. Her hybrid practice includes photo installations, video, and artist books. Through collecting, analyzing, and repositioning everyday images (snapshots of the sky, sports from broadcast TV), she explores ways in which the repetitive action of accumulating and organizing can create its own poetics and act as a cultural mirror. Young’s exhibition venues include the Cue Art Foundation, The Getty Research Institute, White Columns, Bard College, and Spektrum Berlin. Her commissioned projects include a billboard at 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, LA (Clockshop), an artist book with Cabinet Magazine, and a web archive with the STG at Brown University. Her work is in collections at MoMA, NY, RISD, the Harvard Art Museums, the Archive for New Media Art, Cornell University, and the Neues Museum Weserberg in Bremen. Young was a Fellow in the Whitney ISP, a recipient of a NEA/NEFA Fellowship (works on paper) and a two-time recipient of Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowships (photography, film/video). She has held two residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Young received her MFA from the SMFA Boston/Tufts University.