EDUCATION

2017        MFA, Studio Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

2013        BFA, Studio Art, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 Spring

Instructor, ART 271/A: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University (scheduled)

Instructor, ART 271/B: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University (scheduled)

2017 Winter    

Adjunct Instructor, PHOT 1005: Basic Photography I - Digital, Metropolitan Community College (scheduled)

2017 Fall        

Instructor, ART 271/A: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University

Instructor, ART 271/B: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University

Adjunct Instructor, PHOT 1010: Basic Photography II - Film, Metropolitan Community College

Temporary Lecturer, ARTP 151: Color and Composition, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2017 Summer    

Adjunct Instructor, PHOT 1005: Basic Photography I - Digital, Metropolitan Community College

2017 Spring    

Instructor of Record, PHOT 161/261: Beginning Digital Photography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2016 Fall        

Instructor of Record, PHOT 161/261: Beginning Digital Photography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2016 Spring    

Instructor of Record, PHOT 161: Beginning Digital Photography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2015 Fall        

Instructor of Record, PHOT 161/261: Beginning Digital Photography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln    

2015 Spring    

Graduate Teaching Assistant, PHOT 262: Beginning Wet Darkroom, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Graduate Teaching Assistant, PHOT 361/461/462: Advanced Photography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2014 Fall        

Graduate Teaching Assistant, PHOT 161/261: Beginning Digital Photography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Graduate Teaching Assistant, PHOT 361/461/462: Advanced Photography, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2014–17         

Digital Lab Technician, Photo Dept., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

2013–        

Installation Photographer and Technician (on-call), Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2017        

Shortlist, 2017 Photo Made Scholarship, Lucie Foundation

Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Outstanding Graduate Research & Creative Activities Award, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2016         

Hixson-Lied Graduate Student Scholarly & Creative Activity Grant, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Honorable Mention, Humans of the World Juried Contest, Life Framer, juried by Zed Nelson

Second Place, Lenscratch Student Prize, juried by Aline Smithson, Grant Gill, and Sarah Stankey

 Award for Innovations in Imaging, Society for Photographic Education

2014–17         

Othmer Fellowship Award, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019        

The Rug’s Topography, Filter Space, Chicago, Illinois (Forthcoming, January 11 – February 9, 2019)

2018        

The Rug’s Topography, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (Forthcoming, February 3 – April 1, 2018)

2017        

Bobby Gayle, III of Cups Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska (Forthcoming, January 5 – 26, 2017)

The Rug’s Topography, Eisentrager–Howard Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

The Rug’s Topography, Perspectives Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Fade Like a Sigh: Zora J Murff & Rana Young, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska

2016        

Talk to Her: Emily Wiethorn & Rana Young, Method Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017        

West/Southwest SPE Tahoe CoLab Exhibition, McNamara Gallery, University of Nevada–Reno, Reno, Nevada, juried by Elizabeth Allen and Hamidah Glasgow

Midwest SPE Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, Illinois, juried by Marivi Ortiz

Magic Mirror, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, New York, curated by Daniel Cooney

The Blue Library Vol. 2: Conversations, 500x Gallery, Dallas, Texas, curated by Tammy Mercure

Trade Talks: Tokyo–Nebraska Photography Exchange, Place M, Tokyo, Japan, juried by Dana Fritz  

2016        

The Blue Library Vol. 2: Conversations, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, curated by Tammy Mercure

Home, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, juried by Kevin Miller

Emerging Vision, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado, juried by Samantha Johnston

 What Keeps You Up at Night?, The Arts at CIIS, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California, curated by Tomiko Jones

Developed Work – 2016 National Photography Fellowship Competition, Center Gallery, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas, juried by Linda Robinson

2016 SPE Midwest Regional Multi-Caucus Exhibition, McNamee Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri, juried by Martin Brief, Amy Bautz, Dr. Bradley Bailey, & Deb Douglas

New Directions, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, Michigan

The Bright Invisible, Pingyao International Photography Festival (中国平遥国际摄影大展), Pingyao, Shanxi province, China, curated by Ariel Shanber

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mike Adno, “A Photographic Conversation about Family, Absence, and What Ifs,” Hyperallergic, November 21, 2017 (online)

Dounia Mahieddine, “Tout en délicatesse, Rana Young explore la notion d’identité individuelle dans le couple,” Cheese by Konbini (Paris), November 20, 2017 (online)

“Curator’s Choice,” Aint-Bad Magazine, Issue No. 12, September 18, 2017 (print)

“Desirable Body,” Yogurt Magazine, Collectors Pack, September 15, 2017 (print)

Sarah Press, “Rana Young’s Journey of Self-Discovery,” iGNANT, August 16, 2017 (online)

Winifred Chiocchia, “Fade Like a Sigh,” LensCulture, August 9, 2017 (online)

“The Rug’s Topography,” GUP Magazine, August 2, 2017 (online)

“Magic Mirror, photographers and the glass,” L’Oeil de la Photographie, June 29, 2017 (online)

Jess T. Dugan, “Q&A: Rana Young,” Strange Fire, June 1st, 2017 (online)

“Close Yet Far: Rana Young Explores Personal Identities Beneath Relationship,” C 41 Magazine, April 28, 2017 (online)

Max Ferguson, “Fade Like A Sigh,” British Journal of Photography, February 17, 2017 (online)

 

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

2017        

“Zora J Murff & Rana Young: Fade Like a Sigh,” Image-Maker Presentation, Society for Photographic Education West/Southwest Chapter CoLab Retreat, Tahoe City, California

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska (artist lecture)

2016        

”Rana Young: The Rug’s Topography,” Graduate Image-Maker Presentation, Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2018        

Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, invited by Kendra Paitz  (Forthcoming, March 2018)

2017        

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, invited by Jon Horvath

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska, invited by Larry Gawel

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2016–17        Treasurer, UNL Social Practice Coalition Student Organization, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2015–16        Graduate Student Member, Director Search Committee, School of Art, Art History & Design, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2014–16        Treasurer, Visual Artists in Practice Student Organization, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2014–17        Graduate Member, UNL Fine Art Photo Club Student Organization, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2014–15        Graduate Representative for the School of Art, Art History & Design, UNL Graduate Student Association, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2017        

Founder/Co-Curator, PHOTO-EMPHASIS (www.photo-emphasis.com)

Leisure/Class, Focus Gallery, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

In Proximity, Lincoln PhotoFest, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

2017        

West/Southwest Society for Photographic Education, CoLab Retreat, Lake Tahoe, California

Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Developing Spaces/Places, Peoria, Illinois

Society for Photographic Education, Family Values, Orlando, Florida

2016        

Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Conflict Resolution, St. Louis, Missouri

Society for Photographic Education, Constructed Realities, Las Vegas, Nevada

2015        

Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Throwing Light, Catching Shadows, Louisville, Kentucky

Society for Photographic Education, Atmospheres: Climate, Equality, and Community, New Orleans, Louisiana

2014        

Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Yesterday Today, Madison, Wisconsin

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

2016–        Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska, Member

2014–        Society for Photographic Education, Member

2013–        Blue Sky Gallery/Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, Portland, Oregon, Member