Jo Young

Jo Young Bio
In the development of my compositions, I derive inspiration from the art of the Dutch Baroque, Flemish and French 18th Century still life painters. The classical painting technique of this period involves a slow process including a sepia tonal underpainting, followed by consecutive layers of local colour and finally transparent glazes.”

“Like characters in theatre, objects are carefully staged in an intimate space… Drama is created by emphasis, highlights, reflections and shadows. In the depiction of silk, porcelain, fruit, silver and wood, I wish to explore the intrinsic qualities of the objects through tone, texture, mood and atmosphere.”
Jo Young

Background
Born in 1950 Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Resides
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Education
1969 – 1972 Bachelor Art Education, National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW
1994 – 1995 Art Photography Certificate, Seaforth TAFE, NSW
2007 – 2009 Private art tuition and study of classical oil painting techniques and materials with Michelle Hiscock, Grosvenor Studio and National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW

Selected Exhibitions
2021 “40/40 Project“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2020 “Seven K & Under” Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2020 “The Summer Show” Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2018 “Hill End Postcards Exhibition”, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
2018 “40/40 Project“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2017 “40/40 Project“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2016 “New to Stockroom“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2016 “Gala Exhibition“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2015 “40/40 Project“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2015 “Staged/Still Life Painting“ Solo Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2014 “Still Life & Other Objects“ Solo Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2013 “40/40 Project“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2012 “Christmas Show 2012“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2012 “Small Images/Grand Visions 40/40 2012“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2011 “Christmas Show 2011“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2011 “Small Images/Grand Visions 40/40 2011“ Group Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW
2011 “Something Personal 2011“ Group Exhibition, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW
2010 “Something Personal 2010“ Group Exhibition, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW
2007 Exhibition, Grosvenor Studio, Sydney, NSW

Residencies
October 2015 Hill End Artist Residency, Hill End, NSW
May 2013 Hill End Artist Residency, Hill End, NSW

Prizes
2019 Kings School Art Prize, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington, NSW – FINALIST
2012 Paddington Art Prize 2012, NSW – FINALIST
2012 EMSLA Still Life Exhibition 2012, Coffs Harbour, NSW – FINALIST
2012 Mosman Art Prize 2012, NSW – FINALIST
2011 Mosman Art Prize 2011, NSW – FINALIST
2011 Sulman Art Prize 2011, AGNSW, NSW – FINALIST
2007 Mosman Photography Prize 2007, NSW – WINNER
2003 “Shoot the Chef” Photograph Competition, AGNSW, NSW – FINALIST