Jeannine Young

Sculpture (2-works)

Jeannine  Young Abby
11 x 17 x 8.5 in
Jeannine  Young Crystal
16 x 18 x 10.5 in

Jeannine  Young

Jeannine Young

Jeannine Young Biography

(American, b. 1952)

The first sculpture Jeannine Young modeled was a diminutive white swan, formed with her mother’s paraffin canning wax at the age of five. She tried her hands at various media through the years, eventually arriving at her trademark style of bronze sculptures, in which simplified forms are composed of smooth planes and angles juxtaposed with rich texture.

Jeannine begins a sculpture by creating a steel maquette. She cuts, hammers and welds sheet metal to form a 3-dimensional shape. In the final stage, texture is added by welding, or by applying a thin layer of clay over the steel maquette. When the texture is completed, a mold is made of the finished maquette and the lost wax method is used to cast a bronze edition. “I am fascinated by simplified forms; I am not a details person. I focus on the basic elements required to convey feeling or action. The faces of my sculptures are featureless. This ambiguity creates mystery and I hope it encourages the viewer to interpret the sculpture based on his or her personal experiences.”

“I enjoy the magic of welding: the strength, flexibility and luster of the steel, the glow of the molten metal, and the star-show of sparks from welding, cutting and grinding.”

Jeannine is a native of Utah. She grew up spending summer vacations canoeing, hiking and fishing while staying at her grandfather’s log cabin on the North Fork of the Snake River. During her college vacations she worked at Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. After living in the Midwest and on the West Coast she returned to Utah. She savors the proximity to the mountains, deserts and open spaces. She loves camping, hiking, biking and sailing.

Jeannine studied art at Utah State University and the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Sculpture of the Rockies, Utah Painting and Sculpture, and Sculptural Pursuit Magazine. The larger than life bronze, Storm's Brewing is included in Benson Sculpture Garden located in Loveland, Colorado. She has work in municipal collections in Gillette, WY; Edmonds, OK; Boulder City, NV; Sioux Falls, SD and Springville, UT as well as in private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.


Jeannine Young Resumé

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1982-1983 Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1974-1976 Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, B.S. Physical Therapy

1971-1974 Utah State University – Studied with Larry Elsner

Exhibitions and Awards:

2016 33rd Sculpture in the Park, Loveland CO

2016 12th Annual Face of Utah Sculpture Show, Salt Lake City, UT

2015 Western Spirit,  Jeannine Young, Sean Wallis, Jane Hamilton Fine Art, Tucson, AZ

2015 People’s Choice Award, 11th Annual Face of Utah Sculpture Show, Salt Lake City, UT

2015 Peer Recognition Award, 11th Annual Face of Utah Sculpture Show, Salt Lake City, UT


2015 Sioux Falls, S.D. Avera McKennan Foundation, for Avera Prince of Peace, Retirement Community

2013 Gillette, Wyoming, Avenues of Art, Municipal Outdoor Collection

2013 Boulder City, Nevada, Boulder City Public Art Scape, Municipal Outdoor Collection

2010 Gillette, Wyoming, Avenues of Art, municipal outdoor collection

2010 Edmond, Oklahoma, Art in Public Places Program collection


"Those Amazing Artists", KUTV News, May 5, 1995, Salt Lake City, UT

"All in Good Time", Southwest Art, August 2007

"Where Are They Now?", Southwest Art, May 2015

In Print:

American Art Collector, 2016 Alcove Books, p.271 Berkley, CA

Southwest Art May 2015, p. 115, Broomfield, CO

American Art Collector, 2015, Alcove Books, p. 282 Berkley, CA

Southwest Art, L. Mitchell, March 2013, p. 40, Broomfield, CO

2010 American Art Collector, Alcove Books, October 2010

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