Megan Young presents her interdisciplinary movement and new media practice under the nom de guerre, MegLouise. Her body of work considers individual agency while highlighting viewers' consent or resistance to social systems. Her arts as activism approach has been featured in Hyperallergic, The Atlantic, and on National Public Radio (NPR).
Young creates interactive installations, community engaged projects, and immersive performances.Her work has been presented by: City University of Hong Kong through the International Symposium of Electronic Art, Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, Open Engagement, Art Souterrain, City of Chicago, MCA Chicago, Ohio University Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Woman Made Gallery, Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Hyde Park Arts Center/Kino Dance Films, Outerspace, ARC Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery, Salonathon, and Chicago Arts District.
Young is a recipient of two "In the Works" development residencies from the City of Chicago - Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (DCASE). She has been artist in residence at the Ammerman Center, National Center for Choreography in Akron with RAWdance, Site:Lab Rumsey Street Project, Prairie Center of the Arts, Playhouse Square's Idea Center, and CounterPulse.
Young holds a BFA in dance from Ohio University and an MFA in interdisciplinary art & media from Columbia College Chicago.