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John YOUNG biography | artworks | events

John Alexander Young Zerunge was born in Hong Kong in 1956 and moved to Australia in 1967. He has recently held a large survey exhibition titled Orient/Occident covering 27 years of work, at the TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria between November 2005 and April 2006. To coincide with the exhibition, Craftsman House, Thames & Hudson, published monograph with a study by Dr Carolyn Barnes and a foreword by William Wright. John Young currently lives and works in Melbourne with his partner Kate Mizrahi and their two children Jasper and Charlotte Persia.


1956         
Born in Hong Kong
1967         
Studies in Australia
1974 - 77 
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 in Painting, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney
Lecturer, Post Graduate Painting Studio, Sydney College of the Arts
1997 - 98
President, Asian Australian Artists' Association (now the Asia-Australia Arts Centre)


Currently lives and works in Melbourne


FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION
1982
The Second Mirage, Rosroe, Connemara, Ireland


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006
10 CHANCERY LANE GALLERY, HONG KONG
Detours and Variations, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Open World, Cowen Gallery, State Library of Victoria; Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery; Nanjing Library, Jiangsu, China
2005
Orient/Occident: A survey of works by John Young, 1978–2005, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
The Fundamental Paintings, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
French Wallpaper and Numeral Paintings, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Near Sanctuary, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2004
The Persian Paintings, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2003
Reversals, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Three Propositions, Prüss & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
The Void Path, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
2002
Unstable Cultures, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
2001
Pine's Edge, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2000
Works for a Considered Tourist, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong
Awful Backlash, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Scholar Rocks, Nymphs and Paintblotches, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
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
1994
Diaspora Asia, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1993
John Young, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
1992
Pony My Neighbor, City Gallery, Melbourne
Models and Animals in Camera, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1991
Bad Faith Realism, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
1990
Polychrome Paintings, City Gallery, Melbourne
1989
Ordinary Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
A Sudden Rush of Devotion, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
Chameleon Contemporary Artspace, Hobart
1988
Light of Day, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
3 States, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney; City Gallery, Melbourne
1987
After Virtue, United Artists Gallery, Melbourne
Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1986
Winter Palace, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
1985
The Grey Light, Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
Various Artists Ltd., Sydney
1984
John Young, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1983
Yuill/Crowley, Sydney
1982
The Second Mirage, Rosroe, Connemara, Ireland


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (since 1994)
2006
Melbourne International Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Still Life and Interior, Savill Galleries, Melbourne
2005
The 4th Korea International Art Fair, COEX Indian Hall, Seoul
2004
BerlinStoreProject, Kiki Bassenge, Berlin
A Real China Club Night, Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
Bridges: Contemporary Art from China, Siemans Forum Bayern, Munich
Chinese: Artists between tradition and present, Pinacoteca Provinciale di Potenza, Potenza, Italy
2003
New Beaut Country: Selected Works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
Die Neue Kunsthalle II / Die Wirklichkeit des Individuums, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Frankfurt
Art Cologne 2003: International Fair for Contemporary and Modern Art, Cologne-Deutz Exhibition Centre, Cologne
Art Forum Berlin: International Fair for Contemporary Art, Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Berlin
See, Hear, Now: Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
2003 Austral-Asia: Zero Three, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Collaged World, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Melbourne
2002
Site + Sight: translating cultures, Asian Civilisations Museum, Earl Lu Galleries, Singapore
ARCO '02, International Contemporary Art Fair, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid
Art Chicago 2002, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago
2001
MCA Unpacked II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery, Victoria; Orange Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
MCA Unpacked, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Manning Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2000
Restricting the Palette: Colour and Land, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra
The Rose Crossing, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth; S.H. Ervin Gallery, National Trust Centre, Sydney; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, New South Wales
1999
Mike Parr, Bernard Sachs, Imants Tillers, John Young, Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales
1998
Remanence, Melbourne Festival, Old Melbourne Magistrate's Court, Melbourne
Transit, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, curated by Anthony Bond
1997
Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo Exhibition Hall, Tokyo
Geometric Painting in Australia 1941–1997, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, curated by David Pestorius
1996
Systems End, Oxy Gallery, Osaka; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone; Dong Ah Gallery, Seoul; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, curated by William Wright and Takeshi Kanazawa
Above and Beyond: Austral/Asian interactions, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; 24HR Art, Darwin; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
Spirit and Place: Art in Australia 1861–1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
1995
Perspecta '95, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1994
Antipodean Currents: Ten Contemporary Artists from Australia, The John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.; Guggenheim Musuem SoHo, New York
Transcultural Painting, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne; Taichung Museum of Art, Taichung; Tamsui Centre for Arts and Culture, Taipei; Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts, Guangzhou; Song He Tan Gallery, Beijing


SELECTED COMMISSIONS
2006
Goldman Sachs + JB Were, Melbourne
Deutscher Bank, Hong Kong
2005
Open World, Victorian State Government gift to Jiangsu Province, China (produced with the Victorian Tapestry Workshop for Nanjing Library, Nanjing)
Trinity College, University of Melbourne
2003
Boardroom, AXA, Melbourne
2002
Windsor Gateway and Chapel Street Enhancement Project, Masterplan, Melbourne
2001
Mass Transit Railway, Hong Kong
Credit Suisse First Boston, Hong Kong
ANZ Bank, Angel Place Building, Sydney
2000
Wallpiece, Azubu Station, Australian Embassy Tokyo, Tokyo
1999
Westin Hotel Atrium, Melbourne
1998
The New Commonwealth Law Courts, Melbourne
1997
Ballroom, Wakayama Hotel, Wakayama
Cypress Lakes Resort, New South Wales
1996
Boardroom, Coopers and Lybrand, Melbourne


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Victor and Loti Smorgan Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Hamilton Regional Gallery, Victoria
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
Griffith University, Brisbane
Monash University, Melbourne
University of Queensland, Brisbane
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
United Nations, New York
ANZ Bank Collection, Sydney
AXA Collection, Melbourne
Allen, Allen & Hemsley Collection of Art, Sydney
Artbank, Australia
BHP Billiton Collection, Sydney
Baillieu Myer Collection of Australian Art of the 80s, Melbourne
Bank of Chicago, USA
Coopers and Lybrand Collection, Melbourne
Credit Suisse First Boston Collection, Hong Kong
Cypress Lakes Resort, New South Wales
Hewlett Packard Corporation Collection, Melbourne
ICI Collection, Sydney
MTR Corporation, Hong Kong
Macquarie Bank Collection, Sydney
Shell Collection, Sydney
State Bank Collection, Sydney
Valentine Sands Collection, Melbourne
Vizard Foundation of Art Melbourne
Wakayama Hotel Collection, Wakayama
Westin Hotel Collection, Melbourne
Wesfarmers Collection, Perth


Private collections worldwide

 

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