Artistic Program Producer

Nathan Young

Nathan Young (he/him/his) is an artist, scholar, and composer from Tahlequah, Oklahoma working in an expanded practice that incorporates sound, video, documentary, animation, installation, socially engaged art, and experimental and improvised music. Nathan’s work often engages the spiritual and the political, re-imagining indigenous sacred imagery to complicate and subvert notions of the sublime. Nathan is a founding and former member of the artist collective Postcommodity and holds an MFA in Music / Sound from BardCollege’s Milton-Avery School of the Arts. Young is currently pursuing a PhD. in the University of Oklahoma’s innovative Native American Art History Doctoral program where his scholarship is focused on Indigenous SonicAgency. Nathan’s work has been supported by Creative Capital, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, George Kaiser Family Foundation, The Pew Foundation, and the Carnegie Mellon Foundation among others including the Tribeca Film Institute and the Sundance Institute. Young is an enrolled member of TheDelaware Tribe of Indians and is also a direct descendent of the Pawnee Nation and Kiowa Tribe. Young served as an elected member of the DelawareTribe of Indians Tribal Council (2016-2020) and has been a six-year Tulsa Artist Fellowship awardee (2016-2021).