Austin Young

Fallen Fruit

Emerging Fields, 2013

Austin Young is a portrait photographer and video artist based in Los Angeles since 1985. He has created an encyclopedic documentation of sub- and trans-culture in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. His work has expanded to include performative collaborations with the public. He is co-founder of the art collectives Fallen Fruit and Tranimal. In Tranimal Workshop, gallery attendees go through a conveyor belt of artists to be transformed into genderless expressions of the subconscious. In his recent solo show, Your Face Here, the public became the subjects, via portraiture, of his show. Young’s work has been featured in VogueRolling StoneFlaunt and Interview Magazine, and shown at LACMA, Matadero Madrid, Ars Electronica, WOW Storefront Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, the Hammer and Stephen Cohen. He recently broke attendance records at LACMA with his Fallen Fruit collaborators and received praise for Tranimal 2010 at the Hammer Museum as “One of 2010’s Top Ten fashion trends in LA” (Lina Lecaro, LA Weekly).

Awards and Accomplishments


Austin Young and David Burns of Fallen Fruit are the keynote speakers at the Alliance of Artist Communities Conference, Providence, RI


Young and Burns receive an Arts Matters Foundation Grant


Burns & Young present "Fallen Fruit of Atlanta" at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center