Mary Young

Mary Young

East Orange , NJ, United States

About Mary Young

Mary Young was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1989. She grew up with two sisters, constantly using their imaginations to play. She can recall creating lengthy stories, and detailed characters in their own little world. These “ little worlds” directly impact her paintings to date. She moved to New York City when she was 17, lived and worked there for 8 years. Young graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2011, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Since returning to New Jersey, her work is heavily influence by cinema, literature and contemporary conflicts. Creating narratives of self exploration; Young, places her over exposed figures in stage-like settings, allowing the viewer to enter into a world of surreal familiarity. Using thick, honest brushstrokes, one is quickly seduced into exploring the various plains of color, line and raw markings. She currently works out of her studio in East Orange, NJ.


School of Visual Art, BFA 2011


2019 Newark Arts Festival, “Spread Spectrum: Modulation of Women Artist Speak” Newark, NJ
2019 Solo Exhibition, Clerestory Fine Art “Arias Chromatic” Montclair, NJ
2019 Greenpoint Gallery “Salon Show” Brooklyn, NY
2019 Valerie Fund Showcase “Grace’s House” Plainfield, NJ
2019 Solo Exhibition,West Orange Public Library “Little Worlds: Falling in and out of love” West Orange, NJ
2018 Newark Arts Festival “Nice and Nasty: and everything in Between” Newark, NJ
2018 Jerry’s Artist Outlet “Jack Richeson Art Competition” West Orange, NJ
2014 Metropolitan Museum of Art “Employee Art Show” New York, NY