Alice Pixley Young (b. Washington DC) creates immersive installations of moving shadows, hand-built miniatures, and lush, hypnotizing video. Her 2D and 3D works vary in material and process referencing Land Arts, the Hudson River School, art history and women’s labor. Young’s interest in history and labor is visible in the materials she uses: from ashes for temporal wallpapers, hand-cut tarpaper for large scale paper cut installations, salt-crystalized gouache drawings, to the lost wax process for cast glass sculptures. These materials echo the human history of resource extraction and labor and build on the mythologies of her narratives to create seductive and unsettling tableaus.


Young received a BFA in Fine Arts/Painting from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL and participated in the New York Studio Program. She received an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a MA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in Ohio. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (2020), Akron Art Museum (2022), Sarasota Art Museum (2022), 21c Museums (2014-24), The Print Studio London (2019) and UICA (2012 and 2016). In 2015 Young participated in the contemporary light exhibition, InLight Richmond, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and was awarded Best in Show. Select solo shows include Taft Museum of Art (2019), University of Kentucky’s Bolivar Gallery (2024) and University of Rochester’s Hartnett Gallery (2024). She is a grant recipient from the Surdna Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Summerfair AIA and has attended numerous residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Foundation, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences. Her work can be seen in Sculpture Magazine, Hyperallergic, ÆQAI and others. She is a member of A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.