Jeffrey Michael Austin

Jeffrey Michael Austin is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Chicago. As a visual artist, Austin works primarily in sculpture and installation, composing situations characterized by instability, impermanence and illusion. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Austin also produces music under the moniker Young Elder and as one-third of the Growing Concerns Poetry Collective. Selected performance venues include The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, Arts Incubator, The Smart Museum of Art, Harold Washington Library and Hyde Park Art Center. Austin studied at Columbia College Chicago and the Burren College of Art in Ireland before receiving his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Image: Outstanding Balance, 2018, A solo exhibition at Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Partial installation view

(updated 2019)

BOLT Residency

2016 - 2017,
Artist Resident