Ryan Young | The New Engagement

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Born in Misawa, Japan, Ryan Young (They/Them/Their) is a Two Spirit Ojibwe multi-disciplinary artist from the Lac du Flambeau reservation in northern Wisconsin. They just completed their BFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts, majoring in Photography with a certificate in Performing Arts. Their current work focuses on empowerment and representation of Two Spirit people, through mixed media to rebuild the relationship between culture and queerness that existed in many tribal communities prior to colonization. Young was selected as the designing artist for Eighth Generation’s Two Spirit Blanket, which was released November 2018.

Work by This Artist

By Ryan Young

Subverting imperial enmities one “beat” face at a time.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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