UPwithART 2.0 - 24-30 May 2020

Simone Young

Title Specimen #2
Medium mixed media

Value: $650

Artist Bio:

Simone Young earned an Honours Degree in Fine Arts at Western University. She studied painting at Lorenzo de Medici Fine Arts in Florence Italy and created her first Art Doll with Jacqui Gallant of Dollirium, Art Doll Emporium in 2012. Simone also studied Marionette Carving with Master Marionette Carving, Mirek Trejtnar, in Prague, 2013. She has recently exhibited in Toronto CA, New Orleans, LA, Chicago, IL, Pittsburgh PA, Los Angeles CA and in Europe and shows regularly at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles CA. Simone is a regular artist contributor to UPwithART, Amanda Sage and JoeBob Merrit, Painting with Light, in Costa Rica, and Gunnison Colorado, 2018. Simone’s work has appeared in numerous publications including twice in Art Doll Quarterly Magazine, and front cover of the London Yodeller. Simone earned the People’s Choice for The Westland Art Gallery Square Foot Show, 2017.

Artist Statement:

Drawn to the light.  I find myself continually pulled to the energy of the soul, spirit, our 6th sense and our perceived reality.  Questions of cosmos, the multiverse, who we are and what are we here for, play a significant role in my explorations as a human artist. More predominantly then ever, I realize the significance of the artist’s voice in our society and culture.  Opening windows of the mind and possibilities of alternative futures is part of my personal journey, and is consistently embedded within my artwork.. I am grateful to step up to the calling.