Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota
Born in Hong Kong, Marcus Young is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist living in Minneapolis. He received his BA in music from Carleton College and his MFA in theater from the University of Minnesota. Past works include Pacific Avenue, a lifelong slow-walking and smiling project; Break, a fortune cookie project for Chinese restaurants; Untitled Painting, a moving art object at the Walker Art Center; and And, a work of Zen-theater that explores the performer-audience relationship. Marcus is a recipient of awards from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Drama League, and Franklin Furnace. His most recent works include From Here to There and Beyond, a drawn two-mile line from the gallery to the Mississippi River, and untitled works performed at live art festivals in Manchester, England, and Sete, France. He is currently Artist-in-Residence for the city of Saint Paul, a program of Public Art Saint Paul.