Simeon Youngmann is an artist living and working in the Petersburg, New York area. Simeon received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2013 and his Master of Fine Arts from SUNY Albany in 2016, where he received the Distinguished Master of Fine Arts Project Award. Simeon was a 2019 recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant. Simeon’s work has been shown nationally–notably, in the New York State Museum, Albany, NY, the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga, NY, at Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, and at Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA.
Simeon’s drawings insert religious iconography into modern landscapes, re-envisioning sacred images in the contemporary world. His process combines elements from the Christian visual tradition with stock, found, or digitally manipulated photographs, searching for moments of revelation. Engaging a hermetic tradition and the porosity of contemporary life, these images mediate between conviction and doubt.