Austin Young is a Pop-Culture Architect, photographer and trans media artist. Young has been documenting pop, sub, and trans culture since 1985 through portraiture.
Young’s video works play with pop-culture and camp, celebrity, gender and identity.
His photographs have been featured in major publications such as Interview magazine, OK, and Flaunt and have been in solo exhibitions and projects at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA), Machine Project (Los Angeles, CA), Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkley, California); and as well as groups shows at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Los Angeles, CA) and Stephen Cohen Gallery (Los Angeles, CA).
They have shown at festivals including Frameline, MIX, In addition to photography and filmmaking, Young is co-founder of Fallen Fruit, an art collective who use fruit as a common denominator to change the way you think about the world. Fallen Fruit has had major exhibitions at Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum; Salt Lake Art Center (Salt Lake City, Utah), Machine Project, Matadero (Madrid, Spain); LACE (Los Angeles) and ARS Electronic (Austria). Fallen Fruit is a Creative Capital grantee for 2013 and just completed LA Counties first Public Fruit Park in Del Aire with a grant from the LA County Art’s Commission.
For more information on Austin check out his website: www.austinyoung.com