H Spencer Young (b. Cleveland, Ohio) is a New York City-based contemporary artist and filmmaker with an interdisciplinary, self-driven research practice.

Spencer has a Bachelors degree in Visual Media and Cinema Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C..

Summer 2021, for the 5th year in a row, Spencer’s work will be available in a small edition to benefit Carriage Trade, New York, curated by Peter Scott.

Spencer’s work was recently included in Small Works at Abattoir Gallery, curated by Lisa Kurzner and Rose Burlingham.

Winter/Spring 2020 Spencer’s work “Memories of the Future, 2020” was exhibited as part of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s (MOCAD) Rapid Response group show, curated by Wayne Northcross.

Additional highlights:

Spencer edited and sound designed Rashid Johnson’s “Samuel in Space,” for Ballroom Marfa.

Summer, 2019 and Spring 2021, Spencer’s works Inversion #14, 2017 and Foundations, 2014 were auctioned on Paddle8.com and Capsule Auctions, respectively, to benefit the Center for Art Law in New York.

Also in 2019, an image of Spencer’s was selected for Simultaneous Soloists, a publication on the work of Anthony McCall. Pioneer Press, New York.

Spencer’s artwork has raised thousands of dollars to benefit emerging artist grants, not-for-profit galleries, and organizations providing resources to the art world as a whole.

In 2004 Spencer was one of the filmmakers who crafted the life story of Jack Smith, for “Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis,” directed by Mary Jordan; voted one of the 10 best movies of 2006 by Entertainment Weekly Magazine.

In January, 2016, he was selected to exhibit and speak on his work at the New York Public Library's "Librarian's Choice," curated by Fred Gutzeit.

September - October of 2016, Spencer exhibited in "Sensing Place" at Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, New York, curated by Chris Davison and Kevin Kearns.

His commissioned films, commercials, political documentaries and music videos have been featured in W Magazine, The Atlantic, Brooklyn Vegan, Fact Magazine, New York Times, Zoe Report, Bloomberg, as well as in film festivals nationwide.

During his undergraduate studies, Spencer was one of 13 students from across the United States selected by presidential historian and author Dr. Douglas Brinkley for The Majic Bus, a twice-run collegiate experiential learning program.

The Majic Bus traveled to 44 states with a focus on Geography of the American Civil Rights Struggle, American Intellectual History, American Road Literature, and American Social history.

Spencer was sponsored by Czech author and screenwriter Arnost Lustig to attend the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze), the 5th oldest film school in the world.

Spencer directed the feature documentary "Swing State" with with Jason Zone Fisher and John Intrater which provided an inside traveling look at the 2006 Ohio Governor’s race. The film captured the Democrats sweep of Ohio which set up Barack Obama’s White House win in 2008. The story is told through the eyes of a family, which gave a unique look at the political life. “Swing State” set the one-day attendance record at the Cleveland International Film Festival and premiered in 2 adjacent sold-out theaters on opening night.

Finally, Spencer’s work has been direct inspiration for couture fashion, seen in multiple seasons on the runways of New York Fashion week, as well as the Emmy’s red carpet in Los Angeles at which  the most talked about dress in 2013, worn by Zosia Mamet, was directly inspired by his 2012 work, “The New Sky.”

If you’re still reading and wondering . . . “wait- a Majic Bus? WTF!?” I can relate! The Majic Bus traveled to 44 U.S. states meeting and studying with icons such as Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, Bo Diddley, Townes Van Zandt, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rita Dove, Arthur Schlessinger Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin, Hubert Selby, Jr., Ramblin' Jack Elliot, William vanden Heuvel, Robert Hunter, Steven Soderbergh, Kerry Kennedy, Allen Ginsberg, Jim Carroll, Steven Ambrose, Jimmy and Roslyn Carter, Chris Felver, T. Boone Pickens, Alice Brock, William Kennedy, Chuck Berry, Waylon Jennings, Hamilton Jordan, Larry Woiwode, John Kenneth Galbraith, Kinky Friedman, Melba Pattillo Beals, Liz Gilbert, Tom McGuane and many others.