Alice Pixley Young’s body of work examines the disruption of climate change, man-made disasters, and the evolution of technology on our (and as our) landscape. Citing art historical roots from the Hudson River School to Land Arts, her works explore the interrelationship of landscape, environment and technology. Primarily focusing on multimedia installation, she uses video and light projected through glass objects and kinetic sculptures to create immersive, moving shadow-drawings. Her work has been supported through grants from the Ohio Arts Council, the City of Cincinnati, Summerfair, the Surdna Foundation and the NEA. Her work has appeared in Sculpture Magazine and Hyperallergic and recently was exhibited at A.I.R Gallery (NYC), London Print Studio (UK), NYC Governors Island Art Fair, the 21c Museums (USA), and Currents International New Media Festival (NM). Young was awarded Best in Show for her installation at 1708 Gallery’s InLight exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She has been awarded residencies to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Jentel, Ragdale, Hambidge, Vermont Studio Center and the Contemporary Artists Center. In 2019 she had a solo exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art and in 2020 her work was included in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s ‘State of the Art 2020’ exhibition. Her work will also appear at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC and in ‘Ohio Women to Watch 2020’ in Columbus, OH. Raised in Washington DC, she studied Painting and Printmaking at the Ringling College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program, and received an MA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and an MFA from the University of Maryland. She maintains a studio in Cincinnati, Ohio and is affiliated with A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Image Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary, Image by Dero Sanford. On view at the Momentary