Megan Young is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and administrator. Her exploration of embodied technologies has earned critical acclaim, including features in Hyperallergic, The Atlantic, and on National Public Radio (NPR). Credits include commissions for the Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology Biennial, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, and Open Engagement. Recent recognition includes a CEC ArtsLink Residency for socially engaged creative practice in Yerevan, Armenia and a technology capacity grant from the Knight Foundation. Notable projects include the multi-year embodied installations and community dialogue in Cloud of Whiteness and the interactive critique of surveillance technologies through Sign Stealing.
From 2018-2021, Young provided creative oversight and operational management for residency, exhibition, and award programs at SPACES in Cleveland. Previous experience includes managing Solid Ground Studio in the Chicago Arts District and directing interdisciplinary projects through the MegLouise collective.
Young presents workshops, residencies, and coursework for visual and performing arts departments, including: Cleveland Institute of Art, Baldwin Wallace University, Kent State University, and the University of Akron. She holds an MFA in interdisciplinary arts & media from Columbia College Chicago; BFA in dance composition from Ohio University.
2022: Sign Stealing, Ann Arbor Film Festival: Off the Screen!
2021: Coming Suddenly, Passing Strangely, SPACES
2020: A Public Trust, SPACES
2019: Past Due, Zygote Press
2018: And Me in My Place, Art Souterrain
2018: Longest Walk, Ohio University Gallery
2018: Nuclear Winter, Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology
2017: Scores for Distributed Dancing, Columbus College of Art & Design
2017: Cloud of Whiteness, SPACES
2016: Scores for Distributed Dancing, ISEA
2016: Longest Walk, Glass Curtain Gallery
2015: Breakwall, SiTE:Lab
In Response to Rampant Mass Shootings, Artists Offer a Visceral Reality / Sarah Rose Sharp, Hyperallergic
With Regard to Cleveland / Bean Gilsdorf, Open Space, SFMOMA
What is a Feminist Social Practice? / Kerry Cardoza, New City
Reflections on Megan Young’s Cloud of Whiteness / Katherine Cooper, Women & Performance Journal
Art and Body Politics at the Republican National Convention / Diana Sette, Hyperallergic
Returning the Joy to Voting / David Giffels, The Atlantic
Next Level Nostalgia / Tesh Ekman, Pressure Magazine
SPACES Doles Out More Emergency Relief / Shawn Mishak, Cleveland Scene
2022: Knight Foundation – Tech Capacity
2021: CEC ArtsLink Residency
2021: SloMoCo Microresidency
2019, 2020, 2021: ArtsNEXT, Ohio Arts Council
2016, 2018: Individual Artist Excellence, Ohio Arts Council
2018: Greenhouse Grant, Chicago DanceMakers Forum
2016: Creative Workforce Fellowship, CPAC/Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
2016: Project Grant, Citizen University/Knight Foundation
2013, 2015: Development Grant, City of Chicago DCASE