Jason Tanner Young-University of Montevallo
Jason Tanner Young received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011 and a
BFA from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and
director of the Sculpture concentration at the University of Montevallo. Young previously worked at
Ohio University, where he taught courses in Sculpture + Expanded Practice as well as the Foundations
Young’s work addresses the relationship between object and memory. Often acting as a marker for
experiences, objects offer a method by which to navigate by serving as internal landmarks. His
hybridized forms describe personal truths, events, and behaviors. He shows his work extensively, and
has been included in exhibitions at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment (Huntsville, AL), Arrowmont School
of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN), Gadsden Museum of Art (Gadsden, AL), The Sculpture Center
(Cleveland, OH), Axis Gallery (Sacramento, CA), Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), Manifest Gallery
(Cincinnati, OH) the Young Sculptors Competition at Miami University (Miami, OH), the Montgomery
Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL), Visual Art Exchange (Raleigh, NC), Evansville Museum
(Evansville, IN), and Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) among many others.
Jillian Marie Browning-UAB
Jillian Marie Browning (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist pursuing themes of feminism, identity, and the contemporary black experience. Born in Ocala, Florida they received a Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from the University of Central Florida in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Florida State University in 2015. They have had their work shown nationally as well as been included in the permanent collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Southeast Museum of Photography, and the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center For The Study of Visual Arts and Culture Of African Americans and the African Diaspora. They currently serve as Assistant Professor of Photography at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.