Choreographer; Visual Artist; New Media
Megan Young presents her interdisciplinary visual arts, movement, and new media practice under the nom de guerre, MegLouise. Her body of work considers individual agency while highlighting viewers’ consent or resistance to social systems. Her arts as activism approach has been featured in Hyperallergic, The Atlantic, and on National Public Radio (NPR).
Young creates interactive installations, immersive performances, and community engaged projects. Notable credits include: Open Engagement: Justice, International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Hong Kong, Ammerman Center Arts & Technology at Connecticut College, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Arts Center, MCA Chicago, Art Souterrain, SPACES Gallery, Ohio University Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Woman Made Gallery, ARC Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery, SiTE:Lab, Philly Fringe Festival, Junction Arts Festival Toronto, SpinOff Festival, Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre, Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland Playhouse Fusion Fest, Dance in the Annex, Baldwin Wallace University, and Kent State University.
Young is a recipient of two “In the Works” development residencies from the City of Chicago / Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE) and a Greenhouse Grant from Chicago DanceMakers Forum. She has been awarded commissions by Citizen University through the Knight Foundation and by the Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology’s 16th Biennial Symposium. Additional honors include two Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist grants and a CAC/CPAC Creative Workforce Fellowship.