(updated on 9/22/2014)
                         
                       DAREN KURT YOUNG
                                     Telephone: 801.644.7921 • E-Mail: daren@darenyoung.com
                                          

    EDUCATION

    Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, Vermont, 2006-2008        
    Masters of Fine Art, August 2008                                                         
    Major: Visual Arts (Painting & Drawing)

    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004 –2006                      
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, May 2006
    Major: Studio Art (Painting & Drawing)

    Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1979 –1984                         
    Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, December 1984                   
    Major: Merchandising & Retail Management


    HONORS AND AWARDS

    Merit Award, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2006-2007

    Honorable Mention, "Duality" oil on panel, University of Utah BFA
    Graduate Exhibition, May 2006

    Fine Arts Advisory Board Scholarship, College of Fine Arts,
    University of Utah, 2005-2006

    Carmen Morton Christensen Scholarship, Art Department,
    University of Utah, 2005-2006

    Kennecott Scholarship, University of Utah, 2005-2006

    Anne Cannon Scholarship, Art Department, University of Utah, 2004-2005


    EXHIBITION HISTORY

    Art2Go Invitational Exhibition
    Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
    September-October 2013 and 2014

    Intersections Group Exhibition
    (Juror, curator, and participating artist)
    Urban Utah Homes and Estates, Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 2014

    300 Plates Group Exhibition
    Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

    Utah Statewide Annual Juried Exhibition
    Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah  
    February 2006. 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014

    Fall Statewide Juried Exhibition
    Holladay City Hall, Holladay, Utah
    October 2013

    19th Annual Partners Exhibition
    Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
    August-September 2013

    Holiday Group Show and Sale
    Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
    November-December 2012

    Child's Play Solo Exhibition
    Art Access Gallery II, Salt Lake City, Utah
    October-November 2012

    Escalating Densities Group Show
    Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    January 2012

    Holiday Group Show
    Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah  
    December 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011

    Monthly Group Exhibitions
    Gray Wall Gallery, Salt Lake City,Utah  
    August 2010 through November 2011

    Religious and Spiritual Art Exhibition
    Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
    October-December 2009 and 2010

    Spring Salon Juried Exhibition
    Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah
    April-July 2006, 2007, and 2009

    HOMO/evocative  Solo Exhibition
    Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
    January-February 2009

    Tough Love  Two-Artist Exhibition
    Thompson Gallery, Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, Weston, Massachusetts
    December 2008-February 2009

    MFA Graduate Thesis Solo Exhibition
    T. W. Wood Gallery, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont
    July-August 2008

    MFA Student Residency Exhibitions
    Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont
    August 2006, February 2007, August 2007, and February 2008

    Printmaker Group Show
    Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    October 2004 and 2006

    University of Utah BFA Graduate Exhibition
    Utah Center for the Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 2006

    Student Gallery Stroll
    Union Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 2006

    Mini-Print Group Show
    Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    December 2005

    Selected Student Works
    Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 2005

    Art Department Student Group Show
    Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    April 2005


    PUBLICATIONS/ARTICLES

    Salt Lake City Weekly, "A Boy's Life: Artist Daren Young explores growing up--and
    growing older--gay in 'Homo/Evocative," article by Brian Staker, January 22, 2009.

    Gavin's Underground: January Gallery Stroll  blog interview, KUTV Channel 2
    Community website (now part of CityWeekly.net), January 21, 2009

    One Boy's Story: Snapshots from my Youth, autobiographical book of drawings
    and narrative text, Print House Express, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2008

    Artists of Utah 15 BYTES newsletter, "Utah Arts Alliance hosts annual U of U
    BFA exhibition," article by Kent Rigby, May 2006 edition

    University of Utah 2006 Annual Calendar featuring student work from the
    College of Fine Arts, University Print & Copy Services, 2005


               COLLECTIONS

    Art Access Gallery Permanent Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Marriott Library Special Collections, University of Utah

    Raymond Tymas-Jones, Dean, College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

    State Farm Insurance, Salt Lake City, Utah

    State Farm Insurance, Sandy, Utah

    Kathryn Goodfellow and Mary Tullius, Centerville, Utah

    Robert and Elaine Fisher, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Robyn Airmet, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Lynette Malmstrom and LaDonna Moore, LCSW, Salt Lake City, Utah

    The Elden Brown Family, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Pam Matheny and Julie Hieb, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Bill and Linda Lockhart, Placerville, California

    Pauline Blanchard and Lynn Decker, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Paul Taylor, New York City, New York