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

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

Fall 2019, for the 3rd year in a row, Spencer’s work was included in the group show Social Photography VII at Carriage Trade Gallery in New York, curated by Peter Scott.

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

Summer, 2019, Spencer’s work Inversion #14, 2017 was auctioned on Paddle8.com to benefit the Center for Art Law in New York.

Also in 2019, one of Spencer’s images was selected for inclusion in the upcoming publication Simultaneous Soloists, on the work of Anthony McCall. Published by 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.

Way back 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.

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

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.

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.

Spencer directed the feature documentary, "Swing State" with Jason Zone Fisher and John Intrater, setting the one-day attendance record at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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.

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 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.

Subjects studied on The Majic Bus: Geography of the American Civil Rights Struggle, American Intellectual History, American Road Literature, and American Social history.

Additionally, 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.