Science-based Art and Alternative Futures Catherine Young, Class of 2012

by Jason R. November 1, 2018

Class of 2012 alumna Catherine Young describes acclimatizing to a new country's academic and professional context and how her science-based art practice has given her the opportunity to forge connections with local artists and community members in this fall's Visual Arts Journal.

Catherine is a Chinese-Filipina artist, designer, writer, and public speaker whose work explores emerging technologies and alternative futures through interactive storytelling, sensory experiences, and participatory art. She first arrived in New York City to study science, but after a re-evaluation (and a trip to Barcelona, Spain) she returned to study interaction design.

Catherine describes how tough it can be to settle in to a new degree program abroad, and the cultural, academic, and professional differences she has dealt with since coming to America.

I had no one to answer to but myself and so many possibilities opened up to me that I began to question myself."

– Catherine Young

Catherine also explains how much she treasures the chances that her art residencies provide her, allowing her to meet and create with local artist in communities all around the world.

You can keep up with Catherine's work on her site, The Perceptionalist, and find the full feature in the fall edition of the SVA Visual Arts Journal.

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