Amy Youngs creates biological art, interactive sculptures, installation and new media art works.
Amy M. Youngs creates biological art, interactive sculptures and digital media works that explore the complex relationship between technology and our changing concept of nature and self. She has exhibited her works nationally and internationally at venues such as the Biennale of Electronic Arts (Perth, Australia), Te Papa Museum (Wellington, New Zealand), John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, Wisconsin), the Tweed Museum (Duluth, MN), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain), the Visual Arts Museum, Pace Digital Gallery (New York, NY), the Art Institute of Chicago's Betty Rymer Gallery, Vedanta Gallery, Northern Illinois University Art Gallery (Chicago, IL), Blasthaus, (San Francisco, CA) and Works (San Jose, CA).
Her artwork has been reviewed in publications such as, The Chicago Reader, Toronto Star, San Francisco Bay Guardian, RealTime and Artweek. Youngs has published several essays, including one on genetic art in the journal Leonardo and another on art, technology and ecology in the international art publication Nouvel Objet in 2001. Her work was profiled in the recent book, Art in Action, Nature, Creativity & our Collective Future. She has lectured on her work widely, including at Columbia College, (Chicago, IL), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, Massachusetts), the Australian Center For the Moving Image (Melbourne, Australia) and the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) and has participated in panels at professional conferences such as the Women’s Caucus for the Arts and the College Arts Association.
In 2002, Youngs was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Youngs received a BA from San Francisco State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Art Student Honoree of her class. She was awarded a full Merit Scholarship to study at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she completed her MFA in 1999. Youngs is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University.