Artist Statement | Bio
Grounded in a practice of drawing and painting, I push the boundaries of line and mark making towards cut paper, cast shadows, smeared ash and projection. I work with a wide variety of materials from the traditional to the improvisational; ash, tar paper, salt, cast glass and light are used in experimental and process-based ways. My current projects respond to place and impermanence using the urban, domestic and natural environment as a framework. They distort and amplify scale and space through shadow play and video projection to distill a sense of the transient. These juxtapositions raise questions of history, labor and technology as well as the environment in which they exist.
Alice Pixley Young’s work has been supported through grants from 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 Governors Island Art Fair, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Bullseye Projects, the 21c Museum, and Currents International New Media Festival. 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. Raised in Washington DC, she studied Painting and Printmaking at 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.