“The American artists forms one of the most celebrated collaborations in the international art scene.” ARTRIBUNE

2024: Muriel Pollia Foundation Grant
2023: Nevada Museum of Art Research Fellows
2023: Accademia Carrara, Bergamo
2022: Chiostro del Bramante, DART
2020: NGV Triennial
2019: Artnews 15 LA Artists to Watch
2019: LA Weekly Best of LA
2018 Manifesta 12 Biennale – Palermo
2018 Americans for the Arts – Public Art Award
2017 National Endowment for the Arts-Project Award
2017 Curry Stone Design Prize
2016 Good Works Foundation
2015 Creative Heights
2014 Art Matters
2013 Creative Capital Grantee, Emerging Fields
2013 Emerging Fields, Muriel Pollia Foundation Awardee

“Challenging what it means to play with the most essential material” NY TIMES

– Cinqué Hicks, Artforum

“Changing the art world and life in LA” – LA Confidential

“A fresh approach to produce’ Christopher Night, LA Times

Fallen Fruit has gained the attention of the art world and local community alike with a fusion of populism, relational esthetics and adolescent antics.Annie Buckley, Art In America

“Fallen Fruit Creates Opulent Art” – Courrier Journal


ARTRIBUNE: 2024 Austin Young/ Fallen Fruit a Venezia per la Biennale
AD ITALIA: 2024 Cosa vedere a Venezia durante la Biennale d’Arte 2024
STIRWORLD: 2023 LA-based collective Fallen Fruit envisions cities as communal gardens
ARTRIBUNE: 2022 Accademia Carrara riapre con un grande wallpaper dei californiani Fallen Fruit
ISSUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Cover and story: The Subversive Beauty of Fallen Fruit
ARTRIBUNE: 2021 La nuova installazione dei Fallen Fruit per i Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Messico
ARTERRITORY.COM:  What Artists Are Doing Now.
ART NEWS:  Cover winter 2019
ARTRIBUNE: 2019 La nuova installazione dei Fallen Fruit per l’Orto Botanico di Palermo
V&A BLOG and Video: Fallen Fruit at the V&A
ART NEWS: “15 LA Artists to Watch”
NY TIMES:   A City at the Crossroads Examines Migration, Through Art
NY TIMES: Mar-a-Lago Has a Feisty New Neighbor  Dec 15 2017
Huff Post: The Sharing Tree 
LALA Magazine: Apples and Oranges by Janelle Zara
Dilettante Army: Fallen Fruit by Cameron Shaw
Huff post: Fallen Fruit: Sharing Tree by Shana Drambot
NPR: This Art Group Installs Pick-Your-Own-Fruit Parks Around Los Angeles
FLAUNT MAGAZINE:  Siri Remind me to go outside.
The New Yorker: Eat a Free Peach 2012
L’uomo Vogue: Fallen Fruit Mapping

Elle Decor Italia: Austin Young and David Burns at Accademia Carrara, Bergamo.
ph Lea Anouchinsky, production and courtesy of Paola Carimati – Elle Decor Italia 02/23
Spring 2022, “The Subversive Beauty of Fallen Fruit” “The artists are unabashed maximalists who love color and invoking the senses, but once they seduce with beauty, they invite viewers down paths that consider issues of colonialism and the natural world, class, race, gender, and religion.” – SHIRLEY ALEXANDRA WATTS
LA Confidential

Art News- cover
New York Times
Angeleno Magazine
Gulf Coast Magazine
The New York Times “Consumed”
Conde Naste Traveler
Hemispheres Magazine


  • Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design, Oxford University Press, by Ellen Mueller 
  • Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design, Princeton Architectural Press, by Francesco Spampinato
  • Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice, “Sweetness in Public Space,” eds. Andrea Phllips & Fulya Erdemci
  • A Guidebook Of Alternative Nows, “How to Have A Public Fruit Jam,” ed. Amber Hickey
  • Hands-on Urbanism, “The Fruit You Want to See,” ed. Elke Krasny
  • What We Want Is Free: Generosity And Exchange In Recent Art, 2nd ed. Ted Purves (SUNY Series in Postmodern Culture).
  • The Thrifty Forager, by Alys Fowler
  • The Lexicon of Sustainability, by Douglas Gayeton [book & national PBS special]
  • The Idea of the West, “”Conversation with Fallen Fruit,” by Doug Aitken
  • Hand Made, “Fallen Fruit,” by Tessie Britton
  • Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture, by Darrin Nordahl
  • The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles, by Kazsys Varnellis 
  • Open Daybook, “August 27,” edited by David Earle
  • Guerilla Gardening, “Guerilla Gardening”, Something Press, by Richard Reynolds
  • Surviving the Suburb, “The Fallen Fruit Collective,” Episode Publishers, Rotterdam 
  • Alphabet City:  FOOD, “Take Back The Fruit: Public Fruit & Community Activism”, MIT Press 
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Penguin Press (citation by author), by Michael Pollan 

Broadcast Radio

  • NPR (KCRW 89.9FM), Good Food, with Evan Kleiman
  • NPR (KCRW 89.9FM), Good Food, with Evan Kleiman
  • NPR (KCRW 89.9FM), “Fallen Fruit”, broadcast, by Evan Kleiman
  • NPR (KPCC 89.3 FM), “OFF-RAMP”, broadcast, by John Rabe
  • NPR (KSRF 90.7 FM) “Fallen Fruit”, broadcast, by Mary Charlotte
  • NPR (KSRF 90.7 FM), “Gardens, Food & Santa Fe”, broadcast, by Bob Ross
  • NPR (KPCC 89.3 FM), “Pacific Drift – Secret LA”, broadcast, by Queena Kim
  • NPR (KCRW 89.9FM), “Day To Day”, by Skye Rhode
  • NPR, The Splendid Table, with Lynne Rossetto Kasper
  • The California Report/NPR, “L.A. Opens First Public Fruit Orchard,” by Susan Valot
  • KNX 1070, AM, “Volunteers Help Replant…”, by Margaret Carrero
  • KRCL – NPR Radio 90.9, “Fallen Fruit Art Collectiive,” Guest Artist DJ
  • KPBS, “These Days: Public Fruit Jam”, broadcast, by Maureen Cavanaugh
  • FOX6, “San Diego Living”, broadcast, by Christina Russo
  • BBC Radio2 (UK), “Drivetime”, by Chris Evans
  • KPCC 89.9, “Fallen Fruit,” The Pat Morrison Show
  • KFWB 980 AM, broadcast, “Fallen Fruit”, by John Brooks
  • Nature Conservancy, “Pacific Drift – Secret LA”, podcast, by Queena Kim

Broadcast Video

  • Draw your portrait on a lemon and get lemonade, NBC Los Angeles (channel 4 news), by Alisa Gray Painter
  • GOMATALKS / ABC News, “Food, Art, Life”, Brisbane, Australia, by Sarah Kanowski
  • CBS 2 News, “Urban Foraging For Everyone”, by Anna Brones
  • ABC 7 News, “Kids Replant…Fruit Trees”, by Marc Cota-Robles
  • WABC / Eye Witness News ABC, “Art Exhibit Inside Morningside Heights Church Examines Hunger”, by Lauren Glassberg
  • ABC network television, “Salt Lake Center Calls for Fruit Art”
  • California Dreaming, Tegenlicht VRPO Dutch television documentary, by Bregtje van der Haak
  • The Lexicon of Sustainability, by Douglas Gayeton [book & national PBS special]
  • Discovery Channel / Planet Green, “Alter Eco”, broadcast, by Adrian Grenier
  • Discovery Channel / Planet Green, “G-Word”, broadcast, by Doug Glazer 
  • PBS, “California Heartland”, broadcast, by Jennifer Quinonez
  • CBS 2 Eyewitness News, “Free Fruit”, broadcast, by Dave Malkoff
  • Current TV, “Reap The Harvest Of Your Land”, broadcast, by Alex Reiter
  • PBS (KCET), “Sustaining L.A.”, online media project, by Juan Devis and Bill Kelley
  • RTS television, “Future Cities”, broadcast, Belgrade, Serbia by Tijana Jovanovik

Online Blogs, etc.

  • Hyperallergic, “Planting An Endless Orchard That Could Branch Around The World”, Corey Dunne
  • LAist, “L.A.’s First Public Fruit Park is Set to Open,” by Lindsay William-Ross
  • Big Red And Shiny, “The Growing Trend,” by Nicole Caruth
  • Unframed, “Public Fruit Theater: A Conversation with Fallen Fruit,” LACMA Blog by Scott Tennant
  • Unframed, “Fallen Fruit’s Public Fruit Theater,” LACMA blog by Chloe Flores  
  • The Lexicon of Sustainability, by Douglas Gayeton [book & national PBS special]
  • Art:21 blog, “The Fruit of Experience”, by Nicole Caruth
  • For Your Art, “Performing Public Space,” by Paul Pescador
  • LAist.com, “Fallen Fruit”, online interview, by Andrienne Crew
  • Worldchanging.com, “Lawn Love in L.A.”, by Sarah Rich
  • NPR.org, “Delicious Connectivity”, by Bettina Wiesenthal-Birch
  • Utne Reader (online), “Fallen Fruit” by Hannah Lobel
  • Inhabitat.com, “Endless Orchard” by Hannah Lobel

Magazines / Newpapers

  • The Los Angeles Times, “Youths Plant…Urban Fruit Trails”, by Esmerelda Bermudez
  • The Los Angeles Times, “Take a Big Juicy Bite Out of EATLACMA,” Linda Daly
  • The Los Angeles Times, “Park’s Makeover Includes Fruit Trees For All to Enjoy,” by Angel Jennings
  • The Los Angeles Times, “A fresh approach to produce”, by Christopher Knight
  • The Los Angeles Times, “Art exhibit focuses on the journey of the banana” by George Ducker
  • The Los Angeles Times, “Jam Yields A New Batch of Friends” by Mindy Farabee
  • The Los Angeles Times – Sunday Magazine, “The Craft of Artful Protest”  by Jessica Gelt
  • The Los Angeles Times, “Feed and Fund the Ferals”  by Margaret Wertheim
  • The Los Angeles Times, “The High Life On The Cheap” by Mindy Farabee
    The Los Angeles Times, “Can we get dazzling done?”, by Bob Sipchen
    The Los Angeles Times, “LACMA’s art harvest,” by Alie Ward
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, “Exploring the History of Fruit” by Jessica Zach
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, “Cut the Grass…” by Glen Helfand
  • The San Francisco Chronicle, “The Gatherers…” by Reyhan Harmanci
  • LA Weekly, “LACMA Deconstructed”, by Gendy Alimurung
  • LA Weekly, “Street Signisms” by Doug Harvey
  • LA Weekly, “Dirty Fruit”  by Dani Katz
  • LA Weekly, “Best of Los Angeles”
  • LA Weekly, “Fallen Fruit of Del Aire: L.A.’s First Public Fruit Orchard, by Christine Chaio
  • LA Weekly, “The Fruit Opened the Door: Fruit Foregrounded,” by Kate Wolf
  • LA Magazine, “LA’s First Urban Fruit Trail…” by Shayna Rose Arnold
  • LA Magazine, “Repopulating The Empty Storefronts…“, by Drew Tewksbury
  • LA Magazine, “Fruit-For-All” by Dan Nussbaum
  • The New York Times, “Tasty and Subversive Too…“, by Patricia Leigh Brown
  • The New York Times, “Food Banks… Bounty of Backyard”, by Patricia Brown
  • The Huffington Post, “Cities Could Soon Be Connected By One ‘Endless’ Orchard”, by James Cave
  • The Huffington Post, “Gardens of LACMA: where you can have your art and eat it too!,” Joshua Morrison
  • The Huffington Post, “Tackling Hunger by Transforming Food Deserts into Food Oases,” Darrin Nordahl
  • The Wall Street Journal, “New Exhibitions of Food and Art”, by Kelly Crow 
  • The Wall Street Journal, “Museum Exhibitions For The Foodie”, by Kelly Crow
  • Lumen Station #3, “Fallen Fruit”, Reap and Sow
  • Lumen Station, “Fallen Fruit”, by Virag Major
  • LA Confidential magazine, How Fallen Fruit Is Changing The Art World & Life in LA, by Michael Herren
  • LA Confidential Magazine, “How Creative Capital Supports Artists”, by Michael Ventre
  • Gulf Coast, “Fruit Metaphors, Objects & Histories…“, by Legier Biederman
  • FOLIO: Emerge Project Spotlight, “Fallen Fruit”, Spring 2014
  • SLOW USA, “Urban Fruit Action”, Spring 2014
  • HARVEST: Art, Film and Food, “Public Fruit”, interview by Ellie Buttrose
  • Frontiers, “The Endless Orchard Wants To Bring…”, by Stephen Horbelt
  • Forbes, “Did Art Pop-Up Just Save Westwood…“, by Andrew Bender
  • Ojai Valley News, “New map shows publicly-accessible fruit trees..”, by Chris T Wilson
  • Artforum, “Fallen Fruit Of Atlanta“, by Cinque Hicks
  • The Santa Barbara News, “Public Fruit Jam”, by Sean Lewis
  • The New Yorker, “Eat a Free Peach: Mapping ‘Public Fruit’”, by Dana Goodyear
  • Journal Un mese in rassegna /A month in review, “Esistono altri mondi/ There are other worlds,” by Ethel Baraona Pohl
  • Frieze, “Growth Market,” by Steven Stern
  • Public Art Review, “Still I Rise: California public art in the time of furloughs,” by Helen Lessick
  • Salt Lake Tribune, “Art exhibit to connect Utahns with our fallen fruits”, by Glen Warchol
  • Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, “Fallen Fruit: United Fruit,” by Matt Siegle
  • El Informador (Guadalajara, Mexico), “Diario de un Espectador,” by Juan Palomar
  • Salt Lake Magazine, “The Art-Food Connection in SLC,” by Mary Brown Malouf
  • Hemispheres, “Low-Hanging Fruit,” by Steffie Nelson
  • Salt Lake Magazine, “Got Fruit?”
  • City Weekly, “Fallen Fruit of Utah”
  • mondette.com, “Portraits – Fallen Fruit Founders Matias Viegener, David Burns and Austin Young”
  • Journal of Landscape Architecture, “Unsettling eco-scapes: aesthetic performances for sustainable futures,” by Maria Hellström Reimer, 24-37.
  • Art Practical, “Farm Fresh Art: Food,Art, Politics and the Blossoming of Public Practice,” Liena Vayzman
  • Archinect, “EATLACMA was Vital as Fruit,” by Bruna Mori
  • Ethopian Review, “Let Them Eat LACMA” event explores food culture”
  • Coagula, “Performing Public Space,” by Nelly Martin
  • Treehugger, “Food as Art: Exhibit of Artist’s Gardens,” by Roberta Cruger
  • 127Prince, “Social Art, Oil, Critique, Compromise, and Los Angeles Art Museums,” by Robbie Herbst
  • Yes Magazine, “Resiliant Ideas: Making Fruit Public,” by Susan DeFreitas
  • Saveur, March ’10, issue #127, by Georgia Freedman,
  • Art Lies, “Trouser House,” by Ben Judson and Emily Morrison
  • Think Green Live Clean, “Fallen Fruit: Art, Sustainability, and Food,” by Kristen Taylor
  • El País (Spain), “El Ayuntamiento da marcha atrás a su iniciativa de planta 60 frutales,” by Mikel L. Iturriaga
  • GOOD, “Fallen Fruit’s Tree-planting Dreams Are Uprooted in Madrid,” by Alissa Walker
  • El País (Spain), “ Un paraíso verde al lado de casa,” by Rosa Rivas
  • Art in America, Fallen Fruit, by Annie Buckley
  • ArtReview, Fallen Fruit: United Fruit and Fresh N Easy, by Holly Myers
  • Artillery, Fallen Fruit: Art With Some Meat To It, by Tucker Neil
  • The Magazine, Fallen Fruit: United Fruit and Fresh N Easy, by Jon Rutzmoser
  • Mother Jones, “Inside the Green Zone”, by Josh Harkinson
  • Vice, “Los Angeles O’ Free Bounty, Where Do You Live?”, by Chris Hatherrill
    The Guardian (UK), “Lets Hear it…”, by William Shaw 
  • Angeleno Magazine, “Fallen Fruit”, by Steffie Nelson
  • San Diego Union Tribune, “Scavenging, Neighbors Trees, Fallen Fruit and TNT”, by Keli Dailey
  • The National Post, “It’s scavenging season,” by Vanessa Farquharson
  • Insight, “Discipline Without Restraint”, by Pamela Auchincloss
  • New Angeles, “Finding Fruit of the City: The Fallen Fruit art collective”, by Kathy McDonald
  • Gourmet, “Take Back The Fruit” by Kristi Cameron
  • Paradox and Practice, Exhibition Catalogue by Juli Carson
  • Paper Magazine, “Fallen Fruit”  by Jonathan Durbin
  • Cabinet, “Fallen Fruit”, feature story, by Matias Viegener 
  • Fair Exchange, “The Shock To The Familiar” Exhibition Catalogue, by Irene Tsatsos
  • LA Alternative, “Harvest Season” by Cord Jefferson
  • Planet Magazine, “Fallen Fruit” by Jaclyn Barcewski
  • Saveur, “100 Favorites”
  • Daily Telegraph, UK, “Meanwhile in… Los Angeles” by Catherine Elsworth
  • Design Forward, “Fallen Fruit” by Lisa Van Veen
  • Whole Life Times, “Fruits Of Your Neighbor”, by Steven Kremar
  • ReadyMade, “Fallen Fruit”, by Sarah Rich
  • PLOT (UK), “Fallen Fruit”
  • Metropolis, “An ‘Experiment’ commenting on LA’s ecology” by Krystal Chang
  • The Journal Of Aesthetics And Protest, “Fallen Fruit”