Ben Young is an Anglo-American abstract painter working mainly with oils, spray paint & collage. He draws his inspiration from multi-layered, graffiti-covered city walls and other urban surfaces. Born in 1973 in England, he lives and works in London & New York. He earned his MFA at Central St Martins in London in 2007. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in public and private collections worldwide.


Atlantis Fine Art, New York

INSTAGRAM: @benyoungpainter


July 5/31 2012: i think i'm free, Victory Gallery, Portland
May 21/July 16 2011: Happy Nihilism, Locuslux Gallery, Amsterdam
November 27 2009/January 10 2010: Contemporary Man, Salon Gallery, London
September 18/October 31 2009: The Irrational Subject, Locuslux Gallery, Brussels


February 2024: Selections from the Steve Blatt Gift, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont California
November 2021: Recent Work w/Louie Simpson, View Gallery, Bristol
July 2021: Dancing in the Mirror & Other Dramas w/Louie Simpson, The Compton Gallery, Gloucestershire, England
September 12/26 2015: Fully Nude, Hooper Projects, Los Angeles
March 6/28 2015: Sunday In The Park With Ed, Display Gallery, London
September 2014: AAF New York w/Hamburg Kennedy Photographs
July/August 2014: Summer Show Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, New York
January 23/27 2013: LA Art Show w/Rosenbaum Contemporary
December 4/9 2012: Art Miami w/Rosenbaum Contemporary
April 10/May 11 2012: She Doesn't Care, Berloni Gallery, London
March 8/11 2012: Art Karlsruhe w/Galerie Rigassi
November 29/December 4 2011: Scope Miami w/Andipa Gallery
November 17/20 2011: Kunst 11 Zurich w/Galerie Rigassi
July 9/August 9 2011: Dusty Days, Serieuze Zaken Studios, Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 8/July 30 2011: Gegenüberstellung w/Oliver Czarnetta, Galerie Rigassi, Bern, Switzerland
May 11/15 2011: Art Amsterdam w/Locuslux Gallery
June 17/20 2010: The Queen Loser, Silwex House, Quaker St, London
May 26/30 2010: Art Amsterdam w/Locuslux Gallery
May 6/10 2009: AAF New York, w/Woolff Gallery
May 1/4 2009: Art Chicago, w/Woolff Gallery
February 12/15 2009: AAF Brussels, w/Woolff Gallery
January 14/19 2009: London Art Fair, w/Woolff Gallery
December 11/JAN 12 2009: Opening of new Woolff Gallery, London
October 2/6 2008: Art London w/Woolff Gallery
September 2008: HEADFUCKU, new work by Ian Larson & Ben Young. Daro Works, London
July 19/August 26 2008: The Decima Arts Club, Decima Gallery, London
June 12/July 5 2008: UK's Future Greats in New York, White Box, New York
May 15/June 29 2008: UK's future greats, Salon Gallery, London
February 28/March 3 2008: Form Art Fair, Olympia, London w/Salon Gallery
January/March 2008: Salon Winter Show, Salon Gallery, London
November/December 2007: Salon Xmas 2007 Show, Salon Gallery, London
October/November 2007: Salon Art Fair 2007 Show, Salon Gallery, London
September 2007: MA Fine Art Graduation Show, Byam Shaw @ St Martins
July 2007: Napkin, The Gallery, Soho
March 2007: MA Fine Art Interim Show, Byam Shaw @ St Martins
March 2006: The Other Face Of The Moon, Villa Caruso, Prato, Italy
July/August 2005: Opposition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, California
January 2005 : Art International, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh
July 2004: Raw Arts Festival @ The Candid Arts Trust, London
March/August 2003: Artist-in-residence @ Villa Vertunno, Radicofani, Siena, Italy
September 2002: Sanremo Biennale, Sanremo, Italy
July 2001: Group Exhibition in aid of women's cancer hospice, Mall Galleries, London



Claremont Graduate University Art Collection
Ed Victori / Dinner Gallery Collection
Simchowitz Collection
Hooper Projects Collection
Kabin Collection
Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Bas Kuiper Collection
White Box


July/October 2015: Hooper Projects, Los Angeles
July 2010: Raid Projects, Los Angeles
April/July 2009: Acava/Milchhof Berlin Residency
Autumn 2006: The Artists & Collectors Exchange Bursary


The Irrational Subject, Locuslex #2, Belgium



Young Space Blog, March 2018
Trebuchet Magazine, July 29 2012
Oregon Arts Watch, July 10 2012
Der Bund, June 30 2011, Bern, Switzerland
Le Musée Privé, June 2011, Paris, France
EYE SEE HUE, Issue 1, Summer 2011, Los Angeles
Studio Critical, March 27 2011, Madrid, Spain
A/Art, December 2010
Athousandlivingpainters, 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Undercover Painter, November 28 2010, Australia
Tenwordsandoneshot, 2010, Germany
H Art Magazine #57, October 2009, Belgium
The Copper Press #11, August 2009, Michigan USA
The Daily Yomiuri, January 2007, Japan
Euromaxx TV interview, January 2007, London
The Sunday Times, December 2006, London