Christopher Young is a lens-based artist whose practice focuses on the exploration and re-telling of personal stories to create new meaning, moving towards healing and transformation.
A particular area of interest is the way the memories of a particular place can be a reflection of what we experience on the inside, creating a landscape of the mind.
Christopher was awarded the 2015 Panuku Development Auckland Student Prize, the 2016 Eden Arts Award first runner up prize, the 2016 Unitec Highest Academic Achievement Award and was nominated for the 2016 Glaister Ennor Award. In 2017, he completed a PGDipFA at ELAM, where he graduated with distinction for his work The Colour of Bones. In 2018, he graduated with first class honours from ELAM for his work A Land of Flowing Milk and Honey.
His work is frequently shown in group exhibitions and he is currently working towards a DocFA at ELAM. When not behind the lens, you’ll find him wading the rivers of the Waikato, fly rod in hand, in search of the ever-elusive trout.