artists represented

1956
Born, Hong Kong

1967
Studies in Australia

1974-77
The University of Sydney (Philosophy)
Thesis: "Wittgenstein, Aesthetics and Epistemology", 1977

1978-80
Sydney College of the Arts (Painting and Sculpture)
The University of Sydney

1983-94
Lecturer, Painting
Lecturer, Postgraduate Painting Studio
Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney

1997-98
President, Asian Australian Artists' Association
(Now the Asia-Australia Arts Centre)

Currently lives and works in Hong Kong and Melbourne
Studio based in Melbourne

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
"Eternal Transformations", Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2012
"The New Wolf of Rome", Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
"Passages: Brian Castro, Khai Liew and John Young", TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria

2011
"The Bonhoeffer Concept", Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin
"Safety Zone", University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
"Empathy: Khai Liew and John Young", Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

2010
"Apparition, The Helper", Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
"Safety Zone", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

2009
"Strachan's Room", Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
"Bonhoeffer in Harlem", installation at St. Matthaus Church, Kulturforum, Berlin

2008
"1967Dispersion", 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
"The Day After Tomorrow", Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney
"John Young", Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth

2007
"Walden in China", Nanjing Library Gallery, Nanjing
"Return, via new paths", 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
"Naive and Sentimental Paintings", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

2006
"Detours and Variations", Sherman Galleries, Sydney
"Open World", Cowen Gallery, State Library of Victoria
    travelled to Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW; and Queensland Art Gallery

2005
"Orient/Occident: A survey of works by John Young, 1978-2005", TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne
Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

2004
"The Persian Paintings", Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2003
"Three Propositions", Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
"The Void Path", John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

2002
"Unstable Cultures", Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

2001
"Pines Edge", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

2000
"Awful Backlash", Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
"Scholar Rocks, Nymphs and Paintblotches", Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
"Works for a Considered Tourist", John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
"Arrivals", Sherman Galleries, Hargrave, Sydney

1999
"The Hermit Paintings", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

1998
"Sequences from Heaven", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
"Matteo Ricci in Goa", Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

1997
"Works on Paper", Za Moca Foundation, Tokyo

1996
"Paradigm Fountain", Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
"Welcome to the Villa", Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

1995
"The Bridge", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

1993
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane


Selected Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
National Library of Australia, Canberra
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Victor and Loti Smorgan Collection, MCA, Sydney
Monash University Museum of Art Collection, Melbourne
University of Queensland Art Collection, Brisbane
Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria,
Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Hamilton Regional Gallery, Victoria
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
The Vizard Foundation of Art, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne
TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection, Victoria
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, seoul
United Nations Collection, New York
Nanjing Library, Nanjing

Private and corporate collections worldwide

Monographs
Ochs, A., Neubert, C., Rudd, K., Volz, S., Huber, W., "John Young / Bonhoeffer in Harlem", 2009, Edition St., Matthäus-Kirche, Berlin

Young, J., Barnes, C. and Wright, W., "John Young", 2005, Craftsman House, Thames and Hudson, Australia

Clark, J. and Kember, P., "John Young: Three Propositions", 2003, Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin

Castro, B. and Greenstein, M.A., "John Young: Pine's Edge", 2001, Black Inc., Melbourne

Coulter-Smith, G., Davidson, C. and Forsyth, G., with a foreword by Leon Parossian, "John Young: Silhouettes and Polychromes", 1993, Schwartz City Publications, Melbourne

Hutchings, P., and Clark, J., with foreword by Frances Lindsay and an introduction by Melissa Chiu, "John Young: The Double Ground Paintings", 1995, Australian Art Promotions, Sydney