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Drew Young (b.1987 Victoria, BC) currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied at The Victoria College or Art and received his diploma in Illustration and Applied Arts (IDEA) at Capilano University. Young is internationally exhibited with shows in LA (Thinkspace Gallery), SF (Gauntlet Gallery), Tokyo (Amp), London (Rook and Raven), NYC (Re:Form Projects), Bogota (Come Together) and featured by Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Booooooom.com, Supersonicelectronic and BlueCanvas. Young is the youngest instructor for the Federation of Canadian Artists and also teaches Commercial Illustration at Langara College. His painting accolades have brought him many curatorial opportunities in recent years. He’s the Visual Arts curator for TedX Vancouver as well as curator/coordinator for Snag — a weekly live-painting exhibition focused on illuminating Vancouver’s alternative arts culture.

2014
Scope Miami, Thinkspace Gallery, Miami FL (November)
Major Minority, 1am Gallery/Graffuturism, San Francisco CA
Featured, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver BC
Pulp, The Portside, Vancouver BC

2013
Give and Take (solo), HotArtWetCity Gallery, Vancouver BC
A.I.R.S, The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver BC
Come Together, Ayden Gallery, Bogota Colombia
Artpad SF, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco CA
LAX/PHL, Thinkspace Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Art Norte, La Galerie Zona T, Bogota Colombia
Tokyo Exchange, El Kartel, Vancouver / Tokyo Japan
The Art of Story, Positive Negative Gallery, Vancouver BC
In Our Wake, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles CA

2012
Mashup, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco CA
Picks of the Harvest, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Girls with Guns, Positive Negative Gallery, Vancouver BC
Wild at Heart, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Discovery, Rook & Raven Gallery, London, UK
Design 24, Fukai Gallery, Vancouver BC
Succumb (solo), Catalog Gallery, Vancouver BC

2011
No More Sugar, Vancouver, BC, 
Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC,
Tangled Wires, 
Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Seven, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010
Movember, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver BC
Age of Attention Café for Contemporary Art , Vancouver BC,
RE:FORM School , REDU (Bing), New York NY
CHROMA , Ayden Gallery, Vancouver BC

Affiliations
Visual Arts director, Tedx Vancouver
Langara College, Illustration Continuing Studies, Instructor
The Federation of Canadian Artists, Instructor
CAPIC – Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators
GDC – Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
North Shore Artists Guild, guest instructor
Burnaby Arts Guild, guest instructor

Curatorial
Featured, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver BC
Pulp, The Portside, Vancouver BC
Design 24, Fukai Gallery, Vancouver BC
SNAG, Cobalt, Vancouver BC (ongoing weekly)

Awards & Recognition
Emerging Artist Award – A.I.R.S, Federation of Canadian Artists
BlueCanvas Magazine, featured artist Q/A
Young Bloods Illustration Winner, Applied Arts Magazine
Student Illustration Winner, Applied Arts Magazine
RODEO3 top 30, Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC)
Pecha Kucha 23 Vancouver, speaker
Juxtapoz
Booooooom
SupersonicElectronic
Blisss