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Liz Young

Born1958 Minot, North Dakota , United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationOtis College of Art and Design
Known forSculpture , Installation art , Drawing , Painting
AwardsJohn Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation , Andy Warhol Foundation , Getty Trust
WebsiteLiz Young
Twitter@lizyoungstrat
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Dualistic in imagery, concept and process, Liz Youngs artwork investigates themes that evoke feelings of loss and acknowledgement of inevitability of nature, its beauty and decay. Young people tend to make drawings and sculptural objects within thematic bodies of work, creating personal context that is empathetic, dislocated and tender. Themes are awkward juxtapositions and visual conundrums about nature and culture, private and public and identity and landscape. Her objective is to reconstruct and imitate nature with sophisticated naivete, reflecting concerns about human body and natural world. Young people use processes vary as traditional art practices to handicraft techniques, always showing evidence of human hand. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums, and in Europe. Her work has been supported by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOCA in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Luckman Center, Exit Art Hallwalls in New York, Molndal Konsthall, Sweden, Long Beach Museum, Skirball Center, Kappa Museum, Prague, and Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department as well as commercial galleries including Western Project, Andrew Shire, Deep River and POST. Young has received local, state and national grant awards from City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, California Arts Council, Surdna Art Matters and J. Paul Getty Fellowship. She has participated in residencies at McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, Headlands Center for Art, MacDowell Art and Santa Fe Art Institute. Her works are in many private and public collections, including Lef Foundation, Greve Foundation, and Norton Family Foundation. She has teaching sculpture, Art history and digital Arts at Los Angeles County High School for Arts since 2004.

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Life and career

Young was in Minot, North Dakota in 1958. She spent her childhood moving throughout American West and Europe due to her father's work. Drawn to handicrafts, she learned carpentry her father, knitting, weaving and crocheting from her grandmother, and mechanics in her youth. One month after beginning college in 1976, Young was involved in catastrophic car accident that left her permanently paralyzed from waist down. After long rehabilitation, she attended University of New Mexico, where her art pairing feminist ideas, diverse materials and processes such as craft, was encouraged by artist Harmony Hammond. In 1981, she relocated to Los Angeles to attend Otis College of Art and Design, where she was influenced by performance and body artists, as Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Gina Pane, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler. After graduating, Young built her knowledge of fabrication through jobs creating molds for welds for Rise Parade, and specialty props for movies. For her own art, she scavenges alleys, loading docks junkyards in Los Angeles's downtown industrial area, reclaiming abandoned materials that she reworks into sculptural objects. In 1985, she began exhibiting professionally at alternative spaces as LACE, and later, New Langton Arts, Center for Contemporary Art, and Santa Monica Museum of Art. In 1993, she became first artist recognized by Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Here and Now Young Talent Program to receive sponsor full exhibition there. More recently, has exhibits at PST, Armory Center for Arts, Luckman Center, and Deep River in Los Angeles, Long Beach Museum of Art, and numerous universities and colleges, among other venues. She has taught sculpture, Art history and digital Arts at Los Angeles High School for Arts since 2004 and became Visual Arts Department co-chair in 2016.

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Work

Young is sometimes labelled conceptual artist, due to generative approach that clusters diverse objects, materials, mediums, and ideas to achieve its expression. She differs from such artists, however, in her commitment to materiality, and leaving evidence of ritualistic, labor-intensive processes such as industrial fabrication and needlecraft. Her work combines fabricated elements, organic materials, and familiar objects to evoke memory, she refashions and recontextualizes. She explores themes involving body and its limits, human condition, loss, and inevitability of nature; writers describe her art, variously, as challenging and visceral, unsettling, black-humor, and autobiographical, emotional and haunting.

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