Alex Younger

Adjunct Professor

portrait of Alex who has curly brown hair and is wearing a navy grid patterned blazer

Art Foundation

Department of Craft/Material Studies

Alex Younger is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in Oakland, California and raised in the Capital District of New York State. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Swarthmore College in 2012 with an Honors Major in English Literature and a Course Major/Honors Minor in Studio Art and she received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2018. She is a Gold Złoty Medal Laureate from the 16th International Tapestry Triennial and a Silver Medal winner from the 13th International Scythia Biennial. She has shown internationally and across the United States, including Chicago, New York City, Indianapolis, Portugal, Ukraine, and Poland, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi. She has been awarded residencies with ACRE Projects, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Studios at MASS MoCA, and has received an Integrity: Arts & Culture Association Mini-Grant and the Trabue Women’s Professional Arts Grant. Her work focuses on the systems and structures that maintain and support sexual violence, combining research-sourced texts and images with haptic surfaces and display to de-neutralize the sources and achieve poetics through the material’s interaction with the didactic content it contains.