Collection > Young, Aaron


Born 1972, San Francisco, California

Lives and works in New York City


2004 Yale University (MFA)

2001 San Francisco Art Institute (BFA)

Solo Exhibitions


Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong (forthcoming)

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris (forthcoming)

Carlson, London (forthcoming)

BUILT TOUGH, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY


Museo Civico Diocesano of Santa Maria dei Servi, Città della Pieve (PG) Italy

MACRO (Museo di Arte Contemporanea), Rome, Italy

Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy

Repeat Offender, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

THE RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles


SEMPER IDEM, Galerie Almine Rech, Brussels

Galerie Almine Rech, Paris


PUNCHLINE, Bortolami Gallery, New York

Arc Light, Moscow, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow

Smoke Flows in all Directions, Naples, Italy

Pit Stop, Tit Stop, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY


Greeting Card, Park Avenue Armory


Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida

1%, Harris Lieberman, New York

Aaron Young, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)


Kick the Dog, Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzilya, Israel (catalogue)

Never Work (Bootlegs and other operations), Sister Gallery, Los Angeles


Tender Buttons, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Group Exhibitions


Fresh Kills, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City

George Herms: Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown), curated by Neville Wakefield, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

Post 9-11, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA

With One Color, curated by Paul McCabe, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY


Yotta Paintings, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

Exhibition Exhibition, curated by Adam Carr, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York

Celebration 8, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

I WANT TO SEE HOW YOU SEE, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dichtor Hallen Aktuelle Kunst Haus Der Photographie, Hamburg

Brucennial, curated by Vito Schnabel, New York

Wall & Floor, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines, Bortolami Gallery at The Webster, Miami


IT AIN’T FAIR 2009, OHWOW, Miami Beach

Rotating Views #2 – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Play, Paradise Row, in collaboration with Prakke Contemporary, London

100 Years (Version #2, PS1) Julia Stoschek Foundation, PS1, New York


Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA

Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London

The End, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA


Political/Minimal, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and The Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland, 2009

The Unforgiven, Stellan Holm Gallery, NY

Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

United Artist Ltd., Marfa, TX

Substraction, Deitch Projects, New York, curated by Nicola Vassell


Pop Art is: Gagosian Gallery, London

Invisible Colours, Marian Goodman, Paris

Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, curated by Nate Lowman and Adam McEwen (catalogue)

Last Attraction, Next Exit, Max Wigram Gallery, London

Dark Victory, Ileana Tounta Contemporary, Athens

ParisStop Jalouse Magazine, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Works from the Berezdivin collection, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

2nd Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moscow


The Show will be open when the show will be closed….,

View (Eleven): Upstate, Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York

Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Action, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France

The Show Will Be Open When The Show Will Be Closed, Curated by Adam Carr, STORE gallery and various locations, London and the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

Survivor, Curated by David Rimanelli, Bortolami Dayan, New York

Mid-Life Crisis, Salander-O’Reilly, New York

Montezuma’s Revenge, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York


Uncertain States Of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum and Gunnar B. Kvaran, Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; traveling to Reykjavik Museum of Art; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Serpentine Gallery, London; Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Moscow; Musee de Sérignan, Sérignan and Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing (catalogue)

NEW ART. NEW YORK: Reflections on the Human Condition, Traun and Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)

DAY LABOR, P.S.1/MOMA Long Island City, NY (catalogue)

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY, JJC Museum, Kansas City, KS (catalogue)

New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Bridge Freeze Before Road, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (catalogue)

Sticks and Stones, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

Greater New York 2005, P.S.1/MOMA, Long Island City, (catalogue)

Withdrawal, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris

PREMIERES, Museum Of Modern Art, New York

Curatorial Choices: Drawing, University of Minnesota Museum, St. Paul, MN


Always Already Passé, Gavin Brown Enterprises @ Passerby, New York

Some Exhaust, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Let The Bullshit Run A Marathon, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

Miami Heat, Pacemaker, Gallery Miami, FL


From Here On, Guild & Greyshkul Gallery, New York,

Circus, 8th Havana Bienal, Havana, Cuba


Cinco Artistas Jovenes de Diferentes Paises, Galeria Luis Andelatado, Valencia, Spain


New Orleans Performance Festival, New Orleans

Strictly Ballroom, Stanford University Museum, Palo Alto, Californi


Paladar, 7th Havana Bienal, Cuba

Museum Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Kunst

JJC Oppenheimer Fund

Jumex, Mexico City


ART: Aaron Young The Rake December 2004

Dunham, Carla Ruth Aaron Young at Midway Contemporary Art Arts US March-April 2005

Gardner, James Greater New York The Post March 2005

Gorgon Irreverent Truths March 2005

Miles, Christopher Exhibitionism: Greater New York Flaunt No. 63, April 2005

Kley, Elizabeth Greater New York 2005 Art News May 2005

Rimanelli, David Greater New York 2005 Artforum May 2005

Aaron Young at Midway Contemporary Art Contemporary July 2005

The Renegades W Magazine January 2006, pp. 222-36

Goldfine, Gil Menace of the Forest The Jerusalem Post. February 17, 2006

McCormick, Carlo What to Look For in the Whitney Biennial Artnet February 23, 2006

Rosenberg, Karen Ready to Watch New York Magazine February 27, 2006

Cotter, Holland Midlife Crisis The New York Times, 23 June 2006

Searle, Adrian Rebels without a cause The Guardian, September 12, 2006

Mendehlson, Adam E. Aaron Young: 1% Time Out New York, September 28, 2006

Cotter, Holland Aaron Young: 1% The New York Times, 6 October 2006

Honigman, Ani Finel New York Horticulture Artnet, October 2006

Saltz, Jerry All Art is Contemporary Art Modern Painters, November 2006

Banai, Nuit Review: Aaron Young Modern Painters, December 2006

Clintberg, Mark Art Positions: Writing in Sand The Art Newspaper, 7 December 2006

Robinson, Walter Miami Heat Artnet, December 8, 2006

Smith, Roberta More Than You Can See: Storm of Art Engulfs Miami The New York Times, 9 December 2006

Stillman, Nick Review: Aaron Young Artforum, December 2006

We Brake for the Armory The New York Times, 20 July 2007

Full Cycle The New Yorker, 13 August 2007

Tough Guys Don’t Paint Men’s Vogue September 2007

Vogel, Carol After Test Runs, an Armory Is Ready to Declare, ‘Artists, Start Your Engines’ The New York Times, 17 September 2007

Smith, Roberta Art in Review: Aaron Young, Greeting Card The New York Times, 21 September 2007

Bollen, Christopher UES Motocross New York Magazine, 1 October 2007

Allsop, Laura Substraction Art Review, June 2008

Aaron Young in “Smoke Flows in All Directions” Caserta News, 21 September 2008

Mazria-Katz, Marisa Russian Evolution on a Factory Floor Financial Times, 22 September 2008

Marino, Fuani Aaron Young Corriere della Sera, 23 September 2008

Renata Caragliano and Stella Cervasio Aaron Young, l’Artista Spericolato La Repubblica, 24 September 2008

Sutton, Kate Red Planet, 26 September 2008

Pittura d’Azione, la Poesia in Flussi di Fumo e Giravolte di Calore, Il Roma, 26 September

Aaron Young al Volcano Solfatara Arte e Critica, September 2008

Trione, Vincenzo Young, l’Effimero Si Fa Spettacolo Il Mattino, 27 September 2008

Performances Exibart.pdf, 28 September 2008

Aaron Young: Smoke Flows in All Directions RAI Regione Campania, 29 September 2008

Aaron Young: Smoke Flows in All Directions Arte.go, 29 September 2008

Motociclisti alla Solatara: “Pittura d’Azione” Sotto le Ruote Leggo, 29 September 2008

Kim, Sebastian Aaron Young Interview, October 2008

Douglas, Sarah A Bright Flame Art + Auction. October 2008

Pigozzi Multitasking Vanity Fair (Italia), 1 October 2008

Resoconto: Aaron Young, 7 October 2008

Taylor, Alex Thursday Art Crawl: Two Shows Tonight The New York Observer, 13 November 2008

Vallora, Marco Aaron Young, la Texture dell’Apocalisse Cronache di Liberal, 15 November 2008

Fabiola Santiago and Jane Wooldridge Slow But Steady Opening for VIPs at Art Basel, 4 December 2008

Rosenberg, Karen Aaron Young, Punchline The New York Times, 5 December 2008

Bones Bones’ Beat: Aaron Young at Bortolami Gallery The Village Voice, 11 December 2008

Obrist, Hans Ulrich Aaron Young: Warhol’s Child Flash Art, January 2009

Phillips, Owen Aaron Young Flash Art, March 2009

Hugon, Francois “I Was Surprised It Went So Fast”: Aaron Young Intersection, Spring 2009

Valloire, Delphine De Bruit et de Fureur. Créateur en Roue Libre Jalouse (Galerie Almine Rech), April 2009

Schmit, Sophie Expositions Parisiennes: Entrées Libres 30 April 2009

Céh, Yan Forever Young Blast (Galerie Almine Rech), 20 May 2009

Wullschlager, Jackie “Abstract America” at Saatchi Gallery Financial Times, 30 May 2009

Jones, Laura K. Paris Dispatch

Searle, Adrian Review: The Saatchi’s Art Exhibition Abstract America is Stupid Stuff Turned Out Smart,, 2 June 2009

Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture on view at the Saatchi Gallery, 4 June 2009

Aaron Young The Parisian, 17 June 2009

Hackett, Regina Spite­-The Art Version ArtsJournal.com19 August 2009

Daly, Ian Artistic License, Details Magazine, April 2010 ill pg 89-92.

Mooney, Christopher, Hellraiser, ArtReview, January/February 2010

Williams, Maxwell Aaron Young, Assessing Contentment Through The Collaborative Processes, Flaunt Magazine, 2010 ill. Pg 42 -43.

Il Macro punta sul 7: Da Aaron Young fino a Jacob Hashimoto, Corriere della Sera, April 28, 2010

Marocco, Terry, Più che un segno, lascerò una sgommata, Panorama, June 3 2010

Aaron Young. You can run but you can’t hide,, July 12, 2010

Gaymer, Dann, Aaron Young; Jackson Pollock Meets the Hell’s Angels, Eloquence, July 2010

A.D.D. Attention Deficit Disorder, Abitare, September 2010

Perra, Daniele, Aaron Young, Kult, September 2010

Ng, David, Jefferey Deitch welcomes you to his posh L.A. house, Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2010



Art Institute of San Francisco, CA

Aaron Young
Broken Police Line
Bronze, paint and spray paint
90 x 7 x 1.5 inches
Aaron Young
Arc Light 
(from the 2008 Arc Light Series)
Oil, rubber, acrylic on aluminum
59 x 79 inches