Michael Young

Michael Young is a Chicago artist specializing in site-specific public sculpture and light-based work. For over thirty years, Young’s customized artwork and design have appeared in numerous public and private collections across the United States and abroad. Highlights include permanent exhibition design for the National Smithsonian Air and Space Museum along with corporations (McDonalds, Hyatt Hotels, RDD Tokyo), schools (including Ballou Senior High School and River Terrace Special Education Center in Washington DC, Carthage College in Wisconsin), and private collections. From concept to installation, Young’s aesthetic reflects the values and interests of each sculpture’s site and surrounding community. Having studied science - primarily botany and ecology – while obtaining a Bachelors degree at University of Wisconsin at Madison, Young’s work with organic-forms suggests the interdependence of environmental elements. Skilled in materials ranging from aluminum, bronze, and stainless steel to wood, glass, and light, Young’s work is self-fabricated with site and setting always in mind. www.michaelyoungsculpture.com

Michael Young
Michael Young
Winged Helix
Winged Helix

Stainless steel, 11’ x 4’ x 3’, 2015. Located at La Porte Municipal Airport, La Porte, IN.

Terning
Terning

Stainless steel, neon, 10' x 2' x 4', 2016. Available for purchase.

Flight Path
Flight Path

Stainless steel, 12’ x 4’ x 4’, 2017. Available or purchase.

Preparing To Fly
Preparing To Fly

Aluminum, 9’ x 4’ x 4’, 2008. Private collection.

Swoop (day and night view)
Swoop (day and night view)

Aluminum, neon, 18’ x 28’ x 7’, 2009. Located at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Light as a Feather
Light as a Feather

Aluminum, neon, spotlight, 12’ x 4’ x 6’, 2010. Private collection.

The Knight
The Knight

Aluminum, LED lighting, 17’ x 6’ x 6’, 2014. Located at Ballou Senior High School, Washington, DC.

String Theory
String Theory

Aluminum, neon, 34” x 44” x 4”, 2017. Available for purchase.

Michael Young, String Theory (background)