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With a significant historical consciousness, Young explores the nature of animals and man’s relationship to the non-human world. Issues addressed in the work surround zoo architecture, the containment of animals, animal behavior and their communication. Whilst her watercolour landscapes evoke the legacy of ‘wilderness’, her oil paintings engage with the claustrophobic interior landscapes of zoos; drawing on a historical trajectory that informs us of zoo menageries of kings and emperors, obsessive specimen collection and presentation, and colonial imperialism.
She lives and works in London and studied at the Royal College of Art. In 2006 she won The Gilchrist Fisher Award.
2007: John Moores 23, The Walker, Liverpool
Between Worlds, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
ArtFutures, Bloomberg Space. Future exhibitions include a solo show at the Laing Gallery i
2005: 'Maji-Yabai!!' 'Fuckin' Brilliant!!', Tokyo, Wondersite, Japan
ArtFutures 2005, Bloomberg Space, London
Acid Drops and Sugar Candy, Transistion Gallery and Fosterart, London
The Unlimited Dream Company, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Shortlisted BOC Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, Surrey
Heaven and Earth, Hackney Empire Theatre; Under The Bridge, Castleford, sponsored by Channel 4
2004: The Horizon of Expectation, The Empire Gallery, London; Zoo Art Fair, London; John Moores 23, The Walker, National Museums of Liverpool.