MAKER. CURATOR. CREATIVE. CONCEPT. STRATEGY. CONSULTANT.
Elliott Young is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited at galleries and art fairs both in the UK and internationally. A graduate of the MA program at London’s Royal Drawing School, Young’s work plays with questions of functionality, the subversive and the abject. Her practice oscillates between performance, installation, drawing, print, sculpture and photography and has been exhibited by the Tate Modern; Parasol Unit, London; The Independent Art Fair, New York; the Liverpool Biennale; Art Dubai; Asagaya College of Art and Design, Tokyo, The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, Galerist, Istanbul, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York and Postmasters Gallery, New York.
Skills include processes of incubating, installing and inventing creative concepts for a range of clients across the fashion, art and design industry worldwide. The past 8 years have seen Young develop global projects for clients such as Nike, Dr. Martens, Rapha, Opening Ceremony, Richard Nicoll, Christopher Shannon and Umbro as well as Liberty of London, Selfridges & co. Milk Studios NYC and Legs Media NYC.
In addition to her individual practice, Young also co-founded the multifaceted art initiative RART in 2009. In her time as a director at RART, Young worked on projects cultivating premium creative experience and building imagined landscapes for the noted high end brands, galleries, institutions and individuals.
Young also conducts lectures in art and fashion at Middlesex university and the University of Hertfordshire, and has been profiled in various publications including British vogue, vice, id magazine, dazed and confused, the new york times, bbc and artsy. She was also recently featured as one of the new faces of Milk Makeup NYC.
“I am interested in formlessness and the abject. There is a joy in abandoning form and context and that enables me to effectively reimagine and create an appropriated visual language using pornography, fashion iconography or ceramics. In the process of reduction, or laying bare, there is inevitable waste, and I’m consistently drawn to include these elements of waste in my work. I frequently use source material that’s subversive to some – the porn in ‘Tiny Pricks’, urination on the streets in ‘120 Wet Nights of Sodom’ or carcinogenic materials in ‘Cancer Cups’.”
Young currently lives and works in London and New York.