Brent Kee Young

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Glass artist and Cleveland Institute of Art Professor, Brent Kee Young, has been recognized by scores of museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the United States and Asia, which have displayed and acquired his work, inviting him to speak, demonstrate and teach. In 2006, the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquired its second piece by Professor Young for its permanent collection. In 2010, Professor Young’s work was selected for New Glass Review 31, the annual survey of contemporary glass sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass and in 2011 he was selected as a Creative Workforce Fellow, generously supported by the Citizens of Cuyahoga County and the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.

Professor Young has conducted numerous workshops in the U.S. and Asia including at The Niijima International Glass Art Festival, Niijima, Tokyo; the International Glass Art Society Conference, Seto, Japan; Grand Crystal, Peitou City, Taiwan, ROC; University of Miami, Coral Gables; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; University of Kentucky, Louisville; and California Polytechnic University, San Louis Obispo. He has served as a juror for The National Endowment for the Arts and lectured at the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery. In 1990, Professor Young was selected as head of glass at Aichi University of Education, Kariya, Japan where he was responsible for establishing the studio, designing and implementing the curriculum and teaching the first glass program in a National University in Japan.

  • American Glass Museum, Millville, NJ
  • Art Institute of Chicago, IL
  • Birmingham Museum of Fine Art, Birmingham, AL
  • Bergstrom Mahler Art Museum, Neenah, WI
  • Butler institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
  • Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
  • First Contemporary Glass Museum, Alcorcon (Madrid), Spain
  • First Union Bank, Charlotte, NC
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Akron, OH
  • Hickory Museum of Art, NC
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Hokaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan
  • Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, FL
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
  • McDonalds Corporation, Oakbrook, IL
  • Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
  • Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
  • Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum, Niijima, Tokyo, Japan
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • North Carolina State Museum of Art, NC
  • Racine Art Museum, Racine WI
  • Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Shaw Walker Corporation, Muskegon, MI
  • Southern Ohio Electric Company, Columbus, OH
  • The Santa Fe Museum of Fine Art, NM
  • The Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, Toledo OH
  • The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah GA.
  • University of Texas at El Paso, TX

Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH Solo exhibit Light & Line: the Matrix Series of Brent Kee Young, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN Professor and Head of the Glass Department, Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH Lecture and Workshops at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL (multiple years) Jurors Award at 41st Habatat International Invitational, Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI • Award for Outstanding Achievement, Ohio Designer Craftsment • Sabbatical Leave to conduct artistic research and continued development of the Matrix Series • Published in Studio Glass in America: A 50 Year Journey by Ferdinand Hampson, Shiffer Press Exhibition and Lectures, Akron Art Museum in Akron, OH • Creative Workforce Fellowship, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cuyahoga Co, OH Lecture Workshop, University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL Awarded the Viktor Schreckengost Teaching Award, Cleveland Institute of Art • Lecture and Workshops at Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA Sabbatical Leave, Cleveland Institute of Art for artistic research and development • Lectures and Workshops at California Polytechnic Institute in San Louis Obispo, CA and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL Workshop Leader, Niijima International Glass Art Festival in Niijima and Tokyo, Japan Workshop on Furnace Construction at University of Miami, FL Workshops in Glass Blowing and Glass Casting at the International Glass Art Society Conference in Seto, Japan • Two-week workshop in glass working sponsored by the Glass Art Association of Taiwan in Taipei, Taiwan Selected as Head of Glass Department at Aichi University of Education in Kariya, Japan; served 18 months and was responsible for building studio, curriculum design and implementation and teaching the first glass program in a national university in Japan