Bob Young did a BFA at York University, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Architecture at UBC, Vancouver.

He paints natural and urban landscapes in oil, and his novel Crimes of Disrespect came out in 2020.

He is based in Kingston, Ontario.

Curriculum Vitae

Bob Young


  • 1988 Bachelor of Architecture, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

  • 1983 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art—Studio, Honours), York University, Toronto

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 “Leaf Dances,” Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, ON

  • 2017 Miijidaa Bistro, Guelph, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2024 “Renewal,” Melt Studio+Gallery, Base31, Picton, ON

  • 2013 “12-by-12 Show,” Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph, ON

  • 2010 “The ArtsInform Show,” University of Guelph Library, ON

  • 2009 Society of Canadian Artists 41st Exhibition, Papermill Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2000 Guelph Studio Tour, Studio 404, Guelph, ON

  • 1998 Lakeshore Arts Juried Exhibtion, Humber College Studio Theatre, Toronto, ON

  • 1984 “Viewpoints,” Regional Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON


  • 2010 2nd Prize, “The ArtsInform Show,” University of Guelph Library.

  • 1997 Elora Festival Award. “Insights”: Elora Arts Council.


2017 "A Marriage of Styles," by Troy Bridgeman, GuelphToday.com. 10 August 2017.