Artist Profile - Brent Kee Young


Brent Kee Young, glass artist and Cleveland Institute of Art Professor (currently on sabbatical,) has been recognized by scores of museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the United States and Asia, which have displayed and acquired his work and invited him to speak, demonstrate and teach. In 2006, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery acquired its second piece by Professor Young for its permanent collection.  

Professor Young has conducted numerous workshops in the U.S. and Asia. 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.

Selected Public Collections - Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, Columbia Museum of Art, SC, Contemporary Glass Art Museum of Alcorcón (Madrid), Spain, Corning Museum of Glass, NY, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan, Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI, Milwaukee Public Museum, WI, Museum of American Glass of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA, Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum,Tokyo, Japan, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Racine Art Museum, WI, Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, OH