"Recognizing the beauty and impact of the arts as a vector of societal transformation.”
With a large focus on contemporary photography—from works by renowned artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Toshio Shibata, Seydou Keita, Lorna Simpson, Samuel Fosso, Lorraine O'Grady and Zanele Muholi— the Sarr collection spans over seventy years of production, crossing over into mediums of painting and sculpture with work from iconic artists such Ousmane Sow, Chris Ofili and Bruce Onobrakpeya. The collection also focuses on young and emerging artists such Mimi Ng'ok Cherono, Nate Young, Julien Creuzet, Joel Degbo, Bilal Hamdad, Dewadi Hadjad and Fabien Conti.
We will showcase and rotate a range of our collection’s art works from renowned, mid-career and emerging artists on this page, in the same way that we like to rotate our collection’s works in our own home.
Young was born in Minneapolis, MN, and lives in Chicago, IL. He earned a M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009 and a B.A. from Northwestern College in Minnesota in 2004. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009.
Young is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and has had solo exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Penn.; Luce Gallery in Turin, Italy; and Monique Meloche Gallery. Young has participated in group exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, N.Y.; California African American Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.; and the Soap Factory’s Minnesota Biennial. Young is the recipient of the Knight Arts Challenge Fellowship from the Knight Foundation, the Bush Fellowship for Visual Artists and the Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists. Young is co-founder and director of the artist-run exhibition space, The Bindery Projects, in Minneapolis, MN. He currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.