ABOUT THE ARTIST - SHARON YOUNG
Sharon Young is an artist and lecturer based in London.
Her work has been exhibited worldwide including Tate Exchange; Liverpool // Venice, Encontros das Imagem, Braga; Goa Photo Festival; Cosmos, Arles; The Centre of Photography, Clement-Ferrond, Tate Liverpool, and P3 Ambika Gallery, London and has been the recipient of awards such as Flash Forward Magenta Awards, Canada and The International Photography Awards, New York.
Her work is held in public collections such as the V&A Library, The Yale Centre for British Art and PhotoIreland Foundation. She has recently presented her research at conferences such as She is Hysterical, UCLA, PSi 25, Calgary, Ithaca College, New York and University of Oxford.
Sharon is a lecturer in photography at Ithaca College, London Centre and University of Roehampton and Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
She is on the steering committee of Speaking of Her; a feminist research network for the production and dissemination of art practice and research.
She is currently undertaking her PhD at the Royal College of Art where her research topic is:
Once More with Feeling: The reinvention of ‘hysteria’; through photography, performance and autofiction.
ABOUT THE ART WORK
"The dialogue between the artist, the work and the viewer is very important to me. I’d love to know how it reads to you."
—— Sharon Young
What was the context the artwork was created in?
In The Subtext of a Dream I was interested in making connections between evocative imagery and erotic texts which I cut and pasted to make my own prose poems. The combination of image and text create a third reading of the material, eroticising the image.
What is one source of inspiration for you in everyday life?
Reading. The more fiction the better.