Malei Young

Malei Young

Northwest artist Malei Young draws inspiration from the colorful and pulsating word around her. Painting is not only a way of life for Young, it is her unquestionable and insatiable passion. Working with oils, water colors and wax, Young uses the symbol of the circle to relate the everlasting connectivity between all living things. Her paintings demonstrate the emotive strength in the abstraction of form, of life and of reality.

Young received her BFA from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, before earning her master’s at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She then continued refining her craft by taking courses at Northwestern University, Eastern Washington University and the Royal College of Art in London, England.

Malei Young’s work has been exhibited in galleries across North America, including the Friesen Gallery in Sun Valley, ID, the William Shearburn Gallery in St. Louis, MO, the Ginsberg Hallowell Fine Arts in Boston, MA, the Open Space gallery in Victoria, Canada, the Alysia Duckler Galley in Portland, OR, and the Seattle Art Museum Gallery.

Yes Series | 28.5" x 35.5" | watercolor on paper | 2018

The Generous Moment | 44" x 60" | watercolor on paper (diptych) | 2019

Bloom | 22" x 30" | watercolor on paper | 2016

The Generous Moment 1.5 | 30" x 45" | watercolor on paper (diptych) | 2018

Blue Yes 2.2 | 22" x 30" | watercolor on paper | 2018

Blue Yes 2.4 | 22" x 30" | watercolor on paper | 2018

Red Yes Series 17.4 | 37.5" x 52.5" | watercolor on paper (diptych) | 2019

Blue Yes 2.8 | watercolor on paper | 2019