Dede Young is an art historian, curator, educator, and art consultant. She holds a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Kansas.
As a curator of modern and contemporary art, Young has overseen more than 100 museum exhibitions, developed collections, presented public lectures, and published dozens of essays and interviews on a wide range of topics. She has managed artist’s residencies, community projects, and led tours to local and international art venues. Dede also works with private clients on all aspects of collecting.
Curatorial projects centered on the creation of new work include: Andy Goldsworthy: Three Cairns; Ursula Von Rydingsvard: On an Epic Scale; Tobi Kahn: Sky & Water; Behind Your Eye: Doug & Mike Starn; April Gornik: Painting & Drawing; Lesley Dill: Tremendous World; Sharon Louden: Character. Thematic exhibitions that examine a current in contemporary art include: Destiny Manifest: Landscape Painting in the Nineties; Beyond the Pale: Material Possibilities; Breathless; Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life; and Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape.
Expanding her commitment to bringing life, meaning, and excitement to art through a shared experience, Young created Points of View Art Tours, a program offering small groups and individuals a fun and dynamic way to see and discuss art in galleries, museums, artists’ studios, and private collections.