Marcus Young

Artist Statement: 

Conceptual and behavioral artist, Marcus Young's practice attends to the collective experience of our inner, natural, and civic lives, and has included works involving slow-walking and smiling, wishing and flying kites, drawing lines miles long, dancing in public, and community gift-giving. His award-winning project Everday Poems for City Sidewalk (2008) has transformed the city of Saint Paul, where he has held the Artist in Residence position since 2006, into a book through re-imagining Saint Paul’s annual sidewalk maintenance program. Marcus Young was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Iowa. He graduated from Carleton College in music and from the University of Minnesota in theater. Marcus offers his deep desire to belong and create place, accumulated after decades of “living at a distance” and wandering across artist disciplines. Marcus is a recipient of awards from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Drama League, and Franklin Furnace.


Saint Paul, MN
United States
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