Relation to Beautiful Distress - Coco Young was born in New York City and raised in Marseille, France. She attended Columbia University where she studied Art History. Coco Young participated in the artist-in-residence program of Beautiful Distress in 2016. She currently lives and works in NYC.
‘I decided to take up the challenge of this residency because my work is very much affected by the environments and situations that I find myself in. In order to talk about something with my work, I need to fully integrate myself in it, I need to live it. When I was younger I wanted to be a detective. My practice has an investigative side, I usually do a lot of research and immerse myself in a subject, almost like method acting. I’m sure you can imagine that being at Kings County has affected me heavily, and my experience of it is coming out through my work.’