Sara Young earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (emphasis in painting) and a Master of Fine Arts from Illinois State University (emphasis in glass and sculpture). Additionally she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Sara came to the sculpture department of Miami University from the Pennsylvania State University.
Sara grew up on the east coast and has had a varied career as a jewelry designer, freelance glassblower and mixed media sculptor. Before coming to Miami, Sara was an assistant to the director to Sculpture Space, a non-profit international sculpture residency program, in Utica, NY.
Her work incorporates installations, photographs, performances and videos examining body-centered representations of disorder and the curative iatric. She also collaborates with Tyler Budge, forming the Why Be Collective, creating installations that examine the activity of work.
MacDowell Art Colony Residency, Peterborough, NH
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, Vermont
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship, Providence, Rhode Island
Jerome Foundation Fellowship, American Craft Museum, New York, New York
Washington State University Gallery, Tacoma, WA
Rhode Island Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH