Lisa Young's hybrid practice includes installation, book, video, photography and web projects.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor, Fine Arts and Foundation
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Multidisciplinary practice, photography, video, and fine arts
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Fine Arts, Foundation, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Image in Context, Interdisciplinary Synthesis
Education: BFA, University of Illinois; MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts | Tufts University; Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program (Studio)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Her projects have received support from Cabinet Magazine, Clockshop, and Brown University’s
Scholarly Technology Group, and her editions have been distributed through Printed Matter and Pace Prints.
Young’s works are in the collections of MoMA, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard University.
I manifest an archival approach to studio practice which foregrounds collecting and repositioning found and made images. In much of my work I act as a visual interpreter. I generate ideas by observing and recording the world around me: taking snapshots of everyday events, recording broadcast TV, hunting for photographs in junk shops or online.
I am intrigued by the way that the repetitive action of accumulating and organizing
can create its own poetics. I filter my collections of everyday images through frameworks that both organize the data and transform it into something new. The resulting works read as formal documents, a framing of my consciousness and observation, and as a series of ephemera that
reflect the incomplete and transitory qualities of the sublime.
Fine Arts Programs
Fine Arts BFA
Fine Arts Minor
All Art and Design Majors and Minors
Fine Arts Student Work
First Year Foundation Student Work
Fine Arts Alumni Sean Flood
Liberal Arts and General Education
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