Zoe Young

Zoe Young

Zoe Young (b.1978) is a painter whose practice focusses on still life, portraiture, and abstraction. Young’s work transforms everyday settings and objects in to idyllic and evocative scenes enticing the viewer in to stay. Early years travelling rurally and internationally as the youngest of four children meant Young grew up exploring the nuances of different cultures from an early age. Her family were pioneers of European hospitality, opening various hotels and cafes around Australia. Zoe spent most of her childhood in the ski lodge designed by renowned architect Glenn Murcutt on the border of the Kosciusko National Park. 

Young's compositions hold a unique emotional depth, evoking nostalgia and connecting individual stories with broader human emotions. Her artistic journey exemplifies a fusion of skill, emotion, and storytelling that leaves an indelible mark on the canvas of contemporary art.  With a portfolio rich in diverse subjects, Young has won the prestigious Portia Geach Prize, the Mosman Art Prize Margaret Olley Award and the Calleen Art Award. She has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2014, 2016 and 2023, the National Portrait Gallery’s Darling Art Prize 2020, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sulman Prize 2019. 

Young's artistic process centres around collecting souvenirs from the creative journeys she embarks on in her studio. Between writing scripts for plays she does not plan on directing, or creating menus for her imaginary restaurant, Young’s studio becomes a place of freedom and play. Her colourful upbringing, as well as her friends and family who frequent her studio, entwines with her work. Once the stage is set for a concept, Young applies paint to her canvas from a sculptural perspective: carving out planes with expressive strokes.

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Zoe Young Kir royale (script) 2024 acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young Night flowers 2024 acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young Olives for tea again 2024 acrylic on linen 90 x 90 cm Sold
Zoe Young La famille 2024 acrylic on board 30 x 40 cm Sold
Zoe Young The dining room 2am 2024 acrylic on linen 120 x 140 cm Sold
Zoe Young Quince flowers (script) 2024 acrylic on board 40 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young Sun showers 2024 acrylic on board 40 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young She made an asparagus dish that wasn't bad (script) 2024 acrylic on board 30 x 40 cm Sold
Zoe Young Ruby Tuesday II 2024 acrylic on board 30 x 40 cm Sold
Zoe Young I think she's making quiche (script) 2024 acrylic on board 30 x 40 cm Sold
Zoe Young The bunk room 2024 acrylic on board 45 x 61.5 cm Sold
Zoe Young The inevitable grapevine (script) 2024 acrylic on board 40 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young Le grand esprit 2024 acrylic on linen 90 x 90 cm $10,000.00
Zoe Young Guest room window 2024 acrylic on linen 90 x 90 cm $10,000.00
Zoe Young The kitchen 4pm 2024 acrylic on canvas 148 x 195 cm Sold
Zoe Young Kir royale (cinematic) 2023 acrylic on canvas 195 x 148 cm $24,000.00
Zoe Young Night flowers (cinematic) 2023 acrylic on canvas 195 x 148 cm Sold
Zoe Young Tatler's forage (cinematic) 2024 acrylic on canvas 195 x 136 cm Sold
Zoe Young The inevitable grapevine (cinematic) 2024 acrylic on linen 195 x 148 cm $24,000.00
Zoe Young The dining room 10pm (video) 2024 acrylic on linen 90 x 120 cm Sold
Zoe Young The inevitable grapevine (video) 2024 acrylic on linen 124 x 92 cm Sold
Zoe Young Bella Papaya Freud Haiku 2023 acrylic on board 40 x 50 cm Sold
Zoe Young The Architecture of Magnanimous Beings (cinematic) 2023 acrylic on canvas 155 x 155 cm Sold
Zoe Young Lili Marlene (cinematic) 2023 acrylic on canvas 198 x 145 cm
Zoe Young Lili Marlene (video) 2023 acrylic on canvas 120 x 90 cm $12,500.00
Zoe Young Tutti Fruity (script) 2023 acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young Lili Marlene (script) 2023 acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young The Architecture of Magnanimous Beings (script) 2023 acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm Sold
Zoe Young Foraging for champagne 2021 acrylic on belgian linen 160 x 270 cm Sold
Zoe Young Winter Soundtrack - Rocky Racoon 2018 acrylic on belgian linen 120 x 90 cm Sold
Zoe Young The Maid 2018 acrylic on belgian linen 160 x 120 cm Sold
Zoe Young Sophie's Place 2020 acrylic on belgian linen 140 x 120 cm Sold
Zoe Young Sarah said don't overdo the garnish 2022 acrylic on belgian linen 70 x 90 cm Sold
Zoe Young Rocky Mountain High 2020 acrylic on belgian linen 150 x 150 cm Sold
Zoe Young Drawing Storyboards (Bruce Beresford) 2018 acrylic on plywood 160 x 120 cm
Zoe Young Lockdown Playtime 2020 acrylic on belgian linen 160 x 120 cm Sold
Zoe Young Batik House 2023 acrylic on belgian linen 160 x 160 cm Sold
Zoe Young Omelette and a glass of wine (after Zedrick Morris) 2023 acrylic on board 30 x 40 cm Sold
Zoe Young Lucy eating an apple at Bibbenluke 2020 acrylic on birchwood 60 x 40 cm Sold
Zoe Young Roots + Stripes (Kitchen Study) 2023 acrylic on board 30 x 40 cm Sold
Zoe Young Frank + Sasha 2022 acrylic on belgian linen 120 x 90 cm
Zoe Young Butch + Rhubarb 2023 acrylic on belgian linen 118 x 162 cm $16,500.00
Zoe Young La Bimbo in the Snow 2023 acrylic on belgian linen 120 x 90 cm Sold
Zoe Young Henri 84 2022 acrylic on belgian linen 90 x 120 cm $12,500.00
Zoe Young Aboard the Hurrica V 2022 acrylic on belgian linen 180 x 200 cm $22,000.00
Zoe Young Bernti + Butch Jnrs 2022 acrylic on birchwood 90 x 120 cm $12,500.00
Zoe Young Mercury in retrograde 2023 acrylic on marine ply 40 x 60 cm Sold
Zoe Young Le grand esprit 2024 acrylic on linen 90 x 90 cm $10,000.00
Zoe Young Guest room window 2024 acrylic on linen 90 x 90 cm $10,000.00
Zoe Young Kir royale (cinematic) 2023 acrylic on canvas 195 x 148 cm $24,000.00
Zoe Young The inevitable grapevine (cinematic) 2024 acrylic on linen 195 x 148 cm $24,000.00
Zoe Young Lili Marlene (cinematic) 2023 acrylic on canvas 198 x 145 cm
Zoe Young Lili Marlene (video) 2023 acrylic on canvas 120 x 90 cm $12,500.00
Zoe Young Frank + Sasha 2022 acrylic on belgian linen 120 x 90 cm
Zoe Young Butch + Rhubarb 2023 acrylic on belgian linen 118 x 162 cm $16,500.00
Zoe Young Henri 84 2022 acrylic on belgian linen 90 x 120 cm $12,500.00
Zoe Young Aboard the Hurrica V 2022 acrylic on belgian linen 180 x 200 cm $22,000.00
Zoe Young Bernti + Butch Jnrs 2022 acrylic on birchwood 90 x 120 cm $12,500.00