Isabella Young is a practicing artist in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, where her work explores a collaborative process with weather phenomena as an active medium and co-producer in order to shine light on the Earth’s condition. Central concerns around widespread ecological degradation, instability and living quality address anthropogenic climate change and what it means to hold human agency in the 21st century. Extending beyond the fields of painting, Young’s practice aligns with philosophies of meteorological art, ecoconsciousness, data visualisation and site-responsive installation.
Young has recently completed her MFA at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2021. She is known for her immersive weather paintings and apparatus, and has also produced large scale murals, live artwork, site specific installations and commissioned design work.
Young has worked with contemporary clients such as Adidas x Parley, Garage Project, Late June Music, MOTAT and Auckland Libraries. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is held by public, corporate and private collections within Aotearoa and abroad.