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2010 - 2012

Masters in Landscape Architecture (with Distinction)
University of Greenwich

2004 - 2005
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
University of Greenwich

2000 - 2002
Masters in Fine Art
Royal College of Art

1996 - 1999

BA (hons) Fine Art (with First Class Honours)
University of Wales, Institute Cardiff

1995 -1996
BTEC Foundation Studies in Art & Design
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of HE



2018 -  Current Post

Tutor (Research) Graduate Diploma in Art & Design

Royal College of Art

2017 -  2018

Lecturer in Art, Design, Media in the Department of International Studies

University for the Creative Arts

2017 -  Current

Visiting Lecturer

The Art Academy


2016 - 2017

Course Manager (Graphics and 3D), & Curriculum Co-Ordinator for Creative Industries Faculty

City of Westminster College


2013 - 2014
Lecturer in International Pathway Programmes: Fine Art Specialism
University for the Creative Arts

Assistant Landscape Architect
Churchman Landscape Architects

2008 – 2011
Lecturer in Visual Arts

Foundation Art & Design
University of Gloucestershire


2007 – 2011
Lecturer in Fine Art: Painting & Drawing

BA (hons) Fine Art
University of Gloucestershire

2006 - 2009
Associate Lecturer BA (hons) Fine Art (2D)
Central Saint Martins College Of Art & Design
University Of The Arts London

2005 - 2007
Lecturer in Painting & Drawing

HND Fine Art & Graphic Design
West Thames College, London

2004 - 2005
Lecturer in Art & Design
Southgate College, London

2002 - 2008
Visiting Lecturer
City & Guilds Art School
Kensington & Chelsea College, Kingston University
Newcastle University, Nottingham University


2012 (current) Licentiate Member of the Landscape Institute (Chartered Institute for Landscape Architects)





2020/21 Phase 2: Speed of Thought - a touring and expanded exhibition & catalogue. Co-curated with Alison Hand




2020 Fictions. Gary Clough and Isabel Young. The Cello Factory, London

2017 Architecture of Landscape. Alison Hand & Isabel Young. Arthouse1, London

2008 Isabel Young Laing Solo, Laing Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Museums, Newcastle


2007 ‘The Exaltation of the Tamarin’, Rockwell, London


2004 ‘Rising Tides’ Rosy Wilde Gallery, London



2020 Picture Palace. Transition Gallery, London

2020 Fundraising Event for The Art Academy at Christies, London

2019 Speed of Thought. Newington Gallery, The Art Academy, London

2015 Small is Beautiful, Flowers Cork Street, London


2014 'Detail' H Project Space (Bangkok), Transition Gallery and The Usher Gallery, UK


2014 Small is Beautiful, Flowers, New York


2013 Small Is Beautiful, Flowers, Kingsland Road, London


2012 Gilchrist Fisher 21st Anniversary Exhibition, Rebecca Hossack Gallery

How The Light Gets In, Institute of Art and Ideas, The Globe, UK


2010 SV10, Studio Voltaire, London

2010 Manchester Contemporary Art Fair (with Mermaids and Monsters)

2009 Small Is Beautiful, Flowers, Kingsland Road, London

2009 Fringe MKPainting Prize Exhibition, Milton Keynes

2008 Unnatural Habitats (3-person show), Flowers, Kingsland Road, London

2008 Group Show, Stone Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


2008 London Art Fair (with Flowers), London

2008 Chelsea Art Fair (with TAG Fine Arts), London

2007 Faith, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Halifax

2007 Jerwood Contemporary Painters (Finalist Exhibition) Jerwood Space, BayArt, The Lowry

2007 Artificial Glory, Standpoint Gallery, London

2006 Half Life, Fieldgate Gallery, London

2006 Gilchrist Fisher Award Exhibition, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

2006 Between Worlds, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London

2005 Maji-Yabai, Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo, Japan

2005 ArtFutures 2005, (Contemporary Art Society), Bloomberg Space, London


2005 The Unlimited Dream Company, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2005 Acid Drops & Sugar Candy, Transition & Foster Art, London

2005 Pocket-Scopic (Exhibitor & Curator), Sartorial Contemporary Art, London

2005 Into the White, Hat Factory Gallery, University of Luton

2005 BOC Emerging Artist Award exhibition, BOC Headquarters UK


2005 Heaven and Earth, Hackney Empire Theatre

2004 John Moores 23, The Walker, National Museums Liverpool

2004 Zoo Art Fair (with Rockwell)

2004 The Horizon of Expectation, The Empire Gallery, London


2004 If you go Down to the Woods Today, Rockwell, London

2003 Snow, Transition Gallery, London

2003 A Tiny New Nation (Curated by Bowieart), London

2003 Vaguely Romantic, Rosy Wilde Gallery, London

2003 Rockwell (Inaugural Exhibition), Rockwell Gallery, London


1999 Clean Slate, Cardiff


2019 Speed of Thought. Co-curated with Alison Hand. Newington Gallery, The Art Academy, London


2013 Curator of the Final Exhibition for Graduate Diploma in Art & Design, University for the Creative Arts


2008 – 2011Curator of the Final Exhibition for Foundation Art & Design (Painting), University of Gloucestershire


2007 Artificial Glory, Standpoint Gallery, London

2006 & 2007 Curator of the Final Exhibition for HND Fine Art, West Thames College

2006 Between Worlds, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London

2005 Pocket-Scopic, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London




2020 RKE Research Costs Fund from the RCA for ‘Fictions’ research exhibition


2019 RKE Research Costs Fund from the RCA for ‘Speed of Thought’ curatorial project


2019 Funding from The Art Academy, London, for ‘Speed of Thought’ curatorial project

2015 Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award


2010 Shortlisted Dazed and Confused Artists’ Award


2007 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council of England

2007 Jerwood Contemporary Painters

2006 The Gilchrist Fisher Award for Landscape


2005 Shortlisted BOC Emerging Artist Award


2002 The Gordon Luton Award for Fine Art

2001 Basel H. Alkazzi Travel Scholarship to New York


2016 Chillingham: Its Cattle, Castle and Church. Edited by Paul Bahn & Vera Mutimer. Publshed by Fonthill Media (21 April 2016).

          Map of Chillingham by Isabel Young. Map commissioned by the Chillingham Wild Cattle Association


2014 ‘(Detail)’, Catalogue for the touring exhibition. Published by Transition Editions

2009 FringeMK 2009 Painting Prize (Catalogue)

2008 Extended essay by Alison Hand commissioned by the Laing Art Gallery for Isabel Young Laing Solo exhibition

2008 Unnatural Habitats, Flowers exhibition catalogue

2007 The Guardian Guide ‘Exhibitions’’, The Guardian. Article by Jessica Lack

2007 ‘Previews’ Time Out London. Article by Gabriel Coxhead

2007 Jerwood Contemporary Painters. Exhibition Catalogue

2006 Celeste Art Prize 2006, Catalogue

2005 Turps-Banana, ‘John Moores 23 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool’. Article by Alistair Robinson

2005 The Basil H Alkazzi Foundation (Book).

          A Celebration of Twenty Years Association Between the Foundation and the Royal College of Art


2005 Fashnriot, Issue 3 (Artist’ Book). Edited by Anne Hardy and Fiona McLean

2004 G2 ‘Pick of the Week Exhibitions’, The Guardian Article by Jessica Lack

2004 John Moores 23, Catalogue. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

2004 ‘Artist Run Culture, Isabel Young, Rising Tides. ’Mix Magazine, Spring 2004


2003 Fashnriot, Issue 2 (Artist’ Book). Edited by Anne Hardy and Fiona McLean


2003 'Friends in High Places' Art Review July/Aug. Article by Jessica Lack

1999 Clean Slate, Exhibition Catalogue

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