Jason Young was born June 7th, 1969 in Vancouver, Canada, was educated at USC and attended the prestigious graduate program at L’Institut Des Hautes Etudes En Arts Plastiques In Paris. He was one of only twenty artists to be accepted by this full scholarship school- headed by the founding curator of the Beaubourg and Moderna Museet, Pontus Hulten and world famous artists Daniel Buren and Sarkis.
After garnering his first solo show at James Corcoran Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, Cristinerose Gallery in New York, and the Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver. Evolving as an artist, Young was not only developing his own style, but also gaining instant recognition from his peers as being one of only a handful of artists to pioneer the new medium of resin painting. He has had subsequent showings in Italy, Spain, Korea, London, The States and Canada.
Working in both painting and sculpture, Young has been featured in numerous museum shows including, “Paintings that Paint Themselves” at the Kresge Museum in Michigan, “Materiality” at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University. His painting “Gunmetal Tap” was chosen from a pool of 68 artists works for the invitation and catalogue cover at the Tucson Museum Art show “Paint on Metal,” which included the works of Frank Stella, Robert Rausenberg, John Baldessari, John Chamberlain, and Alexander Calder, to name a few. Robert A.M. Stern has commissioned Young’s works. Two of Young’s large-scale paintings now constitute permanent instillation in the newly remodeled lobby of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Having attended the inaugural Necker Cup, Young explored the island and was inspired by the colors, especially those of the various radiant blues of it’s shores.