EDUCATION

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

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

 

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2018/ Flash Forward 2018, The Magenta Foundation, Winner

2018/ ChromaLuxe Fine Art Scholarship, Lucie Foundation, Shortlist

2017/ Emerging Talent Awards 2017, LensCulture, Winner

2017/ 2017 Photo Made Scholarship, Lucie Foundation, Shortlist

2017/ Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2017/ Outstanding Graduate Research & Creative Activities Award, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2016/ Hixson-Lied Graduate Student Scholarly & Creative Activity Grant, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2016/ Lenscratch Student Prize, Second Place, juried by Aline Smithson, Grant Gill, and Sarah Stankey

2016/ Award for Innovations in Imaging, Society for Photographic Education

2014–17/ Othmer Fellowship Award, 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

2017/ Fade Like a Sigh: Zora J Murff & Rana Young, III of Cups Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2017/ The Rug’s Topography, Eisentrager–Howard Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2017/ The Rug’s Topography, Perspectives Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017/ Fade Like a Sigh: Zora J Murff & Rana Young, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018/ Portraits, The Ones We Love (on-line exhibition), curated by Lindley Warren

2018/The Best of LensCulture: Vol 2, Cour de l’Archevêché, The Voices Off Festival, Arles, France

2018/ Concept, Month of Photography Los Angeles (StandardVision X), Los Angeles, California

2018/ LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2017, Klompching Gallery, New York, New York

2018/ Coalescence, Gallery of Art and Design, Elkhorn, Nebraska

2017/ West/Southwest SPE Tahoe CoLab Exhibition, McNamara Gallery, University of Nevada–Reno, Reno, Nevada

2017/ Midwest SPE Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, Illinois

2017/ Nebraska Touring, Warren Opera House, Friend, Nebraska

2017/ Magic Mirror, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, New York

2017/ Semblance, Refraction Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

2017/ The Blue Library Vol. 2: Conversations, 500x Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2017/ Trade Talks: Tokyo–Nebraska Photography Exchange, Place M, Tokyo, Japan  

2016/ The Blue Library Vol. 2: Conversations, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

2016/ Home, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

2016/ Emerging Vision, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado

2016/ What Keeps You Up at Night?, The Arts at CIIS, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California

2016/ Developed Work, Center Gallery, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas

2016/ 2016 SPE Midwest Regional Multi-Caucus Exhibition, McNamee Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri

2016/ New Directions, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, Michigan

2016/ The Bright Invisible, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi province, China

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jon Feinstein, “Family Disrupted,” TagTagTag, June 3, 2018

“The Best of LensCulture: Vol 2,” LensCulture, July 2018

“Weekend Portfolio: Rana Young,” Musée Magazine, May 25, 2018

Melissa Kreider, ”Don’t Smile – Year Two,” Don’t Smile, April 4, 2018

“Half Year Vol. 4,” Streit House Space, March 2018

Shaun H Kelly, “Pictures Without Words — Vol 001, ISS 003,” Strant Magazine, January 18, 2018

Tara Wray, “Some Days Just Are: Zora J Murff & Rana Young,” Huffington Post, January 11, 2018

“Progresso Fotografico 49: Autoritratto e fotografia intima,” Progresso Fotografico, January 2018

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

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

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

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

Melissa Kreider, ”RanaYoung: The Rug’s Topography,” Don’t Smile, August 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The Female Gaze: Portraits,” (on-line exhibition) curated by Ashley Kauschinger, Don’t Smile, April 11, 2017 

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

     

LECTURES,  PRESENTATIONS & INTERVIEWS

2019/ ”The Myths and Realities of Artistic Collaborations,” Artist Panel, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Cleveland, Ohio (forthcoming, March 2019)

2018/ ”Rana Young: The Rug’s Topography,” Image-Maker Presentation, South Central Society for Photographic Education Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (forthcoming, October 2018)

2018/ Laura Kennedy, WGLT 89.1FM, NPR from Illinois State University

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

2017/ 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/ Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, New York

2018/ Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2017/ Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017/ Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska

 

COLLECTIONS

2018/ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York

2018/ University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2017/ Blue Library, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

2016/ CHROMA, The Arts at California Institute of Inaugural Studies, San Francisco, California

 

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2018/ Transience, Medici Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2017–/ Co-Founder & Editor, PHOTO-EMPHASIS (www.photo-emphasis.com)

2017/ Leisure|Class, Focus Gallery, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

2017/ In Proximity, Lincoln PhotoFest, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

2018/ Society for Photographic Education, Uncertain Times, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2017/ West/Southwest Society for Photographic Education, CoLab Retreat, Lake Tahoe, California

2017/ Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Developing Spaces/Places, Peoria, Illinois

2017/ Society for Photographic Education, Family Values, Orlando, Florida

2016/ Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Conflict Resolution, St. Louis, Missouri

2016/ Society for Photographic Education, Constructed Realities, Las Vegas, Nevada

2015/ Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Throwing Light, Catching Shadows, Louisville, Kentucky

2015/ Society for Photographic Education, Atmospheres: Climate, Equality, and Community, New Orleans, Louisiana

2014/ Midwest Society for Photographic Education, Yesterday Today, Madison, Wisconsin

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 Summer/ Adjunct Instructor, PHOT 1005: Basic Photography I - Digital, Metropolitan Community College

2018 Spring/ Instructor, ART 271/A: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University

2018 Spring/ Instructor, ART 271/B: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University

2018 Spring/ Adjunct Instructor, PHOT 1005: Basic Photography I - Digital, Metropolitan Community College

2017 Winter/ Adjunct Instructor, PHOT 1005: Basic Photography I - Digital, Metropolitan Community College

2017 Fall/ Instructor, ART 271/A: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University

2017 Fall/ Instructor, ART 271/B: Photo Studio I: Beginning Black and White Photography, Creighton University

2017 Fall/ Adjunct Instructor, PHOT 1010: Basic Photography II - Film, Metropolitan Community College

2017 Fall/ 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

2015 Spring/ 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

2014 Fall/ 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

2013–17/ Installation Photographer and Technician (on-call), Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

        

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