South Korea | 1964
J Young (also known as Jaiyoung Jeong), is a South Korean artist born in 1964.
Grew up in a small rural village of Gyeongsang Province, he has always liked painting and became interested in architecture and design. He moved to Seoul later on in 1983, stepping onto a journey to build his career as an artist and experiencing a new world and culture in the complicated urban life.
In 1990, he graduated from the Hongik University of Fine Arts in Seoul, where he later earned his master’s degree from the same institution. He has also won numerous awards in Korea, including the Central Art Contest Grand Prix (1992) and the National Art Exhibition Grand Prix (1993), among many others.
J Young had his first solo exhibition in 1994, and since then, he has participated in overseas art fairs including Art Stage Singapore, Art Cologne in Germany, Art Paris Art Fair in France, Chicago Art Fair, and various other Europe and US art fairs. He has also presented his solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin, Munich, and New York.