Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Young grew up loving art, spending hours on end drawing, painting, and making and sewing her own dolls and clothes. After receiving a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Studio/Visual Arts focusing on oil painting, she proceeded to studying law and graduating with a J.D. However, it was only a matter of time that she returned to her love of art and design, eventually receiving her degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design. After a stint in a career as a fashion designer in NYC and Chicago, Young spent several years making and selling handmade, hand painted, and silk screened clothing and accessory line through her own label.
In her body of work, melding her past experiences and passion together, Young combines elements from art, design, and craft. The distorted and abstracted geometric shapes and layered and uneven textures in her paintings encompass such idea. Stylistically, applying paper as her main medium and adopting simple geometric shapes as her main form of expression – empirically giving the impression of respite and airiness – Young’s studio practice strives to achieve neo-minimalist aesthetics. She appreciates the balance between unornamented austerity in the physical form with complex and nuanced nature of the craftsmanship involving layering, molding and sanding paper by hands. Young resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works as a full-time painter.