About

Paige Young is an established artist/photographer located in the Grand Rapids area.
Travels worldwide for events/weddings, and teaches photographic theory, professional practices, digital and film photography at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI.

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EDUCATION

2015-2018 Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI
MFA, Photography 
MA, Visual and Critical Studies 

2011-2014 Grand Valley State University, Allendale / Grand Rapids, MI
BA, Advertising
BA, Photography
Associate degree in Business

2009-2011 Lake Michigan Community College, Benton Harbor, MI
Associate degree in Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2022 Adjunct Professor, Professional Practices stacked with Photographic Seminar (theory), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (FALL)

2022 Adjunct Professor, Advertising and Image – Special Topics  Photography stacked with Photographic Thesis I, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. (SPRING)

2021 Adjunct Professor, Photographic Thesis I, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. (FALL)

2021 Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Non-Majors, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. (SPRING)

2021 Adjunct Professor, Photographic Seminar (theory), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. (SPRING)

2020 Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Non-Majors, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. (FALL)

2020 Adjunct Professor, Photography I, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (SPRING)

2020 Adjunct Professor, Understanding Still Photography, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (SPRING)

2020 Adjunct Professor, Understanding Still Photography, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (SPRING)

2019 Adjunct Professor, Understanding Still Photography, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (FALL)

2019 Adjunct Professor, Understanding Still Photography, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (FALL)

2019 Adjunct Professor, Understanding Still Photography, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (SPRING)

2018 Adjunct Professor, Understanding Still Photography, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (FALL)

2017 Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Photography for Non-Majors, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI. (SPRING)

2016 Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Photography for Non-Majors, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI. (FALL)

2015 Adjunct Professor, Black and White Film Photography, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (FALL)

GRANTS / AWARDS 

2017-2018 Scholarship of Merit recipient, Kendall College of Art & Design

2015-2018 Masters of Fine Arts Scholarship, Kendall College of Art & Design

2014                 Graduation with Honors From Grand Valley State University

2012    Deans List, Grand Valley State University

2011     Presidential List, Grand Valley State University

2011   Deans List, Grand Valley State University

2011-2012 Community College Transfer Scholarship, Grand Valley State University

2011-2012 Phi-Theta Cappa Scholarship, Grand Valley State University

2011        High Honors, Lake Michigan College

2010    Community College Club Scholarship

2010      Board of Trustees Scholarship

2010 Deans List, Lake Michigan College

2010 Presidential List, Lake Michigan College

2009  Lory A. Schults Memorial Scholarship

2009   Music Scholarship

EXHIBITIONS

2022 Group Exhibition, Feminist Insight Exhibition, Undefined, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, Fayetteville, NC.

2021 Online Exhibition, Art in the Time of Corona, Dab Art, Vol. 2., https://www.dabart.me/atc-exhibit-page-2021

2020 Group Exhibition, Alone in Quarantine, Art Prize, At home, Gallery 106, Grand Rapids, MI.

2020 Group Exhibition, Well Behaved Women: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, We the People, Lubeznik Center, Michigan City, IN.

2019 Group Exhibition, Endless Possibilities: GVSU Faculty Show, Human, NOMAD Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2019 Group Exhibition, Beyond the Selfie: Finally Content, Mental Illness, Undecided, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL. 

2019 Group Exhibition, American Dream: Rae// HUMAN, Phern// Human,  Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, IN. 

2019 Group Exhibition: Who’s Who, Olivia // HUMAN, Lowell Arts Gallery, LowellArts Members Exhibition, Lowell, MI. 

2018 Small Works Group Show, We the People, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2018 Group Exhibition, INFLUENCE, FiveLBS, Master Thesis Exhibition, Fed Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI.

2018 Solo Exhibition, POUNDS, Featuring PhotoshopMe, insta-LOSS, and ThreadedLBS, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

2018 Two Piece Exhibition, Faux Stone, Two Piece Entry in Collaborative Space, Art(ery) Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

2017 Group Exhibition, Select (5) Images Hung Among Others in Collective Space. Fashion Month. Lions & Rabbits Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

2017 Solo Piece Exhibition, Photoshop Me, Solo Entry in Collaborative Space, Art(ery) Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Group Exhibition, 2nd Annual MFA Collaboration, Group Show, Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Collaboration Exhibition, Fabrication, Jennifer Cantley (MFA Drawing) and Ashley ‘Paige’ Young (MFA Photography), Alluvium Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2016 Solo Exhibition, Body Distortion, Solo Exhibition, Bethlehem Lutheran, Grand Rapids, MI

2013 Group Exhibition, The Emerging Allegory, Remembrance, BA Thesis Exhibition, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

PURCHASED HOUSED WORK

2020 Image taken in San Diego bought and purchased and housed in a ship: 

Regent Splendor. Located and curated in Passenger Corridors.

2019 We the People, bought and housed in Lubeznik Center, Michigan City, IN.

2019 Mental Illness, bought and housed in Private Gallery in Chicago, IL.

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020 “Defining Creative,” Workshop taught by Apaige Photography for established photographers. Discussing lighting, business workflow, genuine posing and breaking creative blocks, Traverse City, MI

2020 Light Workshop, Local workshop hosted by Apaige Photography for established photographers, Grand Rapids, MI

2020 Light Workshop, Local workshop hosted by Apaige Photography for established photographers, Grand Rapids, MI

2019 Teaching Marketing Studio Lighting for Still Life Imagery for Best and Brightest / Bewith Keeler, Grandville, MI

2019 Advanced Studio Lighting Course Through GR Studio Space, Grand Rapids, MI

2019 Beginner Studio Lighting Course Through GR Studio Space, Grand Rapids, MI

2014 – Mentoring through Apaige Photography with Local Photographers

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

2008 – APaige Photography, DBA business tending to Engagement and Wedding Photography

2016-2020 Launch Salon Photographer and Creative

2014-2015 Eastbrook Homes, Web Designer, Social Media Marketing, Photographer

2013-2014 Custom Design, Web Designer, Social Media Marketing, Photographer

2012-2014 Strands Hair Salon, Web Designer, Photographer

2011-2014 Macy’s Fine Jewelry Associate; Seasonal Manager (2012/2013)

WEBSITE AND PRINT PUBLICATIONS

Over 250 Online Publications

30 Print Publications

List(s) On Request

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

Two Publications Pending from Kendall College

Young, Ashley, “FiveLBS,” MFA Thesis, Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, May, 2019. http://fir.ferris.edu:8080/xmlui/handle/2323/6766

Young, Ashley, “The New Super Woman: The Representation of Female Bodybuilding in Mass Media, 1988-1990,” MAVCS Thesis, Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, May, 2019. http://fir.ferris.edu:8080/xmlui/handle/2323/6551

Young, Ashley, “Gender Equality in Sports,” Problems in Ethics, Ferris State University, April, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/2323/5703 

Young, Ashley, “Feminist Theory and Advertisements,” Ethics in Visual Studies, Ferris State University, December, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/2323/5329

JUROR EXPERIENCE

2015-2018    Juror for Alluvium Gallery, MFA board of Masters Degree Exhibition Space, Alluvium Gallery for Kendall College Of Art & Design

2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for Grades 7-12 for Michigan art students’ focused in the area of photography

VOLUNTEER

2017 – Barn Sanctuary Photographer / Maintenance Volunteer

2014 – Individual Mentor for New Photographers

2015 – 2018  Monthly Hours / Guard at Alluvium Gallery 

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