The CNY Artist Initiative builds upon the Everson’s ongoing support of the region’s vibrant arts community through a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of regional artists. Each year, Everson curators select six artists to display their work in solo exhibitions at the Museum. Selections are based on the innovative quality of the work, how the work aligns with the Museum’s mission, and its relevance to the community.
Jamie Young is a photographer based in Syracuse, New York. His work has often focused on the natural world as a source of spiritual redemption and renewal in a time of cultural upheavals and challenges. Young has traveled extensively in Iceland over the last 25 years, and his ongoing Icelandic series documents both the extraordinary solace of the country’s geology and landscapes and the land’s rapid transformations due to climate change. He also runs a professional photography business and teaches photography and wood & metal fabrication at local universities.