Patrick Young

University of Michigan School of Art & Design

Digital Print Media Advisor | (734) 709-1758

M.A. (History of Art), University of Michigan
B.S. (Art), Western Michigan University

Patrick Young has worked with the School of Art & Design since 2001, serving as Web Director, Director of Exhibitions, and Director of Communications before his current position as a faculty advisor on photographic and digital imaging and large format printing. He presents a number of classroom demonstrations, workshops, and individual tutorials on imaging and printing to faculty, staff and students throughout the year.

Patrick joined the A&D staff after twenty-eight years of service as a photographer and digital imaging specialist with the Department of the History of Art and the UM Museum of Art. He also served as the chief photographer for the UM Slide Distribution and the Asian Art Photographic Distribution Projects. In this capacity, he photographed a number of architectural monuments including the Buddhist temples surrounding Yogyakarta, Indonesia and the early Renaissance architecture in Florence, Siena and Pisa, Italy. Young also photographed the private collection of Baron Thyssen-Bornemesza in Lugano, Switzerland, and in museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Nelson-Atkins Gallery in Kansas City, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Uffizi, Academia, and Pallazo Pitti in Florence, Italy. His photography of fine art has been published in numerous books, catalogues, journals, and magazines. He has delivered a number of presentations and lectures on the “art of photographing art” for the Visual Resources Association meetings in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Austin. He has also given workshops in Florence, Italy, and St. Andrews, Scotland, and taught classes at the Ann Arbor Art Association, Washtenaw Community College and Western Michigan University.

Patrick’s own fine art photographs and paintings have been shown in local galleries and in juried national exhibitions. The Silver Image Gallery in Seattle, the Carson/Shapiro Gallery in Denver, and the Pierce Street Gallery in Birmingham, MI have represented his work.


Links to Photographs:

St. Francis Graduation Pic