Jason Tanner Young received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and director of the Sculpture concentration at the University of Montevallo. From 2017-2019 he served as the Gallery Director for the Department of Art. Young previously worked at Ohio University, where he taught courses in Sculpture + Expanded Practice as well as the Foundations Department. He also served as the Sculpture and Woodshop Technician; frequently conducting workshops and demonstrations training graduate and undergraduate students on woodworking and foundry techniques.
Young’s work addresses the relationship between object and memory. Often acting as a marker for experiences, objects offer a method by which to navigate by serving as internal landmarks. His hybridized forms describe personal truths, events, and behaviors. He shows his work extensively, and has been included in exhibitions at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment (Huntsville, AL), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), The Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH), Axis Gallery (Sacramento, CA), Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH) the Young Sculptors Competition at Miami University (Miami, OH), the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL), Visual Art Exchange (Raleigh, NC), Evansville Museum (Evansville, IN), and Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) among many others.