Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Chair
- MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- BA, San Francisco State University
Amy M. Youngs creates eco art, interactive sculptures, and digital media works that explore interdependencies between technology, plants and animals. Her research involves entanglements with the non-human, constructing ecosystems, and seeing through the eyes of machines. She has created installations that amplify the sounds of living worms, indoor ecosystems powered by a rocking chair, an interactive museum for live insects, and an augmented reality tour of real nature.
Youngs has exhibited her works at venues such as the Te Papa Museum in New Zealand, the Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre in Norway, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, and the public parks in New York City. She has earned an Individual Artist Grant from the Ohio Arts Council, has contributed writing to interdisciplinary publications such as Leonardo and the book Robots and Art, and has lectured at venues such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, Australia and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN.