Amy M. Youngs creates biological art, interactive sculptures and digital media works that explore interdependencies between technology, plants and animals – human and non-human. Her practice-based research interests involve interactions with plants and animals, technological nature follies, constructed ecosystems and seeing through the eyes of machines. Working both alone and with collaborators, she has created installations that amplify the sounds and movements of living worms, indoor ecosystems that grow edible plants, a multi-channel interactive video sculpture for a science museum, and community-based, participatory video, social media and public web cam projects.
Youngs has exhibited her works nationally and internationally at venues such as the Te Papa Museum in New Zealand, the Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre in Norway, the Biennale of Electronic Arts in Australia, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Spain and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. She was awarded an Ohio Arts Council grant for her work and has published articles in Leonardo and Antennae. Her work has been profiled in books such as, Art in Action, Nature, Creativity & our Collective Future. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Art from San Francisco State University. She is an Associate Professor of Art at the Ohio State University, where she teaches new media and eco art courses.