artists represented

Born, Hong Kong

Studies in Australia

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

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

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

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

"Eternal Transformations", Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"The Persian Paintings", Sherman Galleries, Sydney

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

"Unstable Cultures", Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

"Pines Edge", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

"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

"The Hermit Paintings", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

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

"Works on Paper", Za Moca Foundation, Tokyo

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

"The Bridge", Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

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

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