Biography - Drew Young
Drew Young (b.1987 Victoria, BC) currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied at The Victoria College of Art and received his diploma in Illustration and Applied Arts (IDEA) at Capilano University.
Young is an internationally exhibited painter with shows in LA (Thinkspace Gallery), SF (Gauntlet Gallery), Den- ver (Abend 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 and creative director opportunities in recent years. He’s acted as the Visual Arts curator for TedX Vancouver 2014/2015 as well as Curator/Coordinator for Snag — a weekly live-painting exhibition focused on illuminating Vancouver’s alternative arts culture. He currently acts as Curator and Artistic Director for the Vancouver Mural Festival as well as Visual Arts Director for Skookum Festival 2018.