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Doug Young’s background spans from Hawai’i, Iowa, New York and Germany. He grew up in the islands, received his BFA from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; attended NYU in New York City, worked for Duane Hanson in Soho and Koln, and did some graduate work at the University of Hawaii

In New York in the early 1970's, he was the assistant for the late realist sculptor, Duane Hanson(click for slideshow) , worked for Ivan Karp at O.K. Harris in Soho and assisted sculptor Luis Jimenez Jr., and painters, H. N. Han, John Clem Clarke, and Eleanore Mikus.

As a painter, he has done solo and group exhibitions of his photorealistic watercolors nationally and internationally.

He was affiliated with Space in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years and later, an artist cooperative gallery, The Gallery at Ward Centre, in Honolulu for nearly 13 years until they recently closed.

His works and commissions include The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: Kapolei Judiciary Building (5 art glass murals),Hawai'i State Art Museum Sculpture Garden art glass floor, the a large Koi mural at 1132 Bishop St. (on Fort Street Mall), The Estate of James Campbell - Executive Offices in Kapolei, The Environmental Protection Agency - San Francisco, Security Pacific National Bank - Los Angeles & San Francisco, The Contemporary Museum, and the Honolulu Art Museum.

He has work displayed at Alan Wong's The Pineapple Room, Ala Moana Center. Kakaako Kitchen at Ward Centre.

He is one of the first recipients of the Individual Artist Fellowship Award (1995) from the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts which recently awarded him several large public art glass commissions that traveled him back to Germany for fabrication.

Doug is married to the artist/sculptress/jeweler, Babs Miyano-Young and they have two daughters in their 20's.

He has been a full-time artist since 1973. Doug is usually painting for private home commissions.

A long time waterman/surfer/hunter with deep connections and love for these islands is reflected in his subject matter and meticulous work.


Born: 1951 Honolulu, Hawaii

Education: Roosevelt High School, Honolulu, Hawaii 1969
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, B.F.A, 1973
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1973
New York University, New York, N.Y., 1971-72
Assistant to Duane Hanson, New York, N.Y. & Germany 1971-72
* also worked for Elenore Mikus , Luis Jimenez, & Ivan Karp at O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York.



2010 "Anianiku" The Gallery at Ward Centre

2009 "Gyre Pacifica: Waterforms" The Gallery at Ward Centre

2006 "Mango Season" The Gallery at Ward Centre:(two person show with Esther Shimazu)

2006 "Family Ties": I Ching Series The Gallery at Ward Centre:(two-person show with Kay Mura)

2005 The Gallery at Ward Centre: "Water Works"

2001 Coe Collge Art Gallery-
2001 The Gallery at Ward Centre
2000 A Pacific Cafe
1999 Roy's Restaurant
1999 The Gallery at Ward Centre
1999 Alan Wong's
1998 Boom Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1998 Contemporary Museum Cafe, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1992 Stones Gallery, Kauai, Hawaii
1991/92 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1990 Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery, Huntington Beach, California
1988 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1985 Art Loft, Honolulu, Hawaii
1983 Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1982 Gima's, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1980 Gima's, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1979 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1978 Gima's, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1977 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1975 The Foundry, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1975 Advertiser: Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i
1974 Young-Hawaii Works of Art; Honolulu, Hawai'i
1973 Coe College Art Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa



2010 ART/ Architecture, Hawai'i State Art Museum

2010 Artist Fellowship Show, Hawai'i State Art Museum

2010 Commitment to Excellence

2008 Space. Space Gallery from 12.1975 to 08.1995
W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2008 10th International Group Show, Honolulu Hale

2008 "30th Annual Commitment to Excellence"
Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Academy Arts Center at Linekona, Honolulu
Invited Artist since 1993

2007 "Dog Gone Days" The Gallery at Ward Centre

2006 "Tenth Anniversary Exhibition" The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center.

2005 "Labor and Leisure", University of Hawaii Art Gallery

2005 "Summertime", Hawai'i State Art Museum

2005 "A Collector's Journey and Legacy: Selected Works from the Sterling Collection", The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

2003 and 2004 "Japan/Hawaii Exchange Exhibition" , Nikakai 2003 Exhibit, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan; Honolulu , Hawai'i

2003 "SurfCulture", The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

2002-2003 "Enriched by Diversity:The Art of Hawai'i" Hawaii State Art Museum's Inagural Exhibition

2001 "Hawai'i Old and New" The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

1999 "Artists of Hawai'i 1999" Honolulu Academy of Arts - Award

1996-1997 "Artists/Hawaii", Contemporary Museum at The First Hawaiian Bank

1996 "Public Art"-Selections from the Collection of the City & County of Honolulu, Contemporary Museum, Hawaii

1996 1995 Individual Artist Fellowship Recipient, State Foundation on Culture & the Arts- Honolulu Academy of Arts

1995 "One Vision", SPACE Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1995 "Watercolor Now", 5th Biennial Exhibit of the Watercolor USA Honor Society, Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee
1994 "Color & Light"(click for slideshow), Contemporary Museum's Waikiki Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
1994 "Alumni Exhibit", Coe College Art Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1995 "The Artist As Native: Reinventing Regionalism"
to 1 year traveling show. Middlebury Museum of Art, Vermont;
1993 Babcock Galleries, New York; Albany Institute of History and Art,
New York; Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Kentucky; Corcoran
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1993 "Watercolor USA", Springfield Art Museum, Missouri
1992 "Watercolor USA", Springfield Art Museum, Missouri
1990 "Watercolor USA 1990" Springfield Art Museum, Missouri *Award
1990 "Pacific Currents" Muckenthaler Cultural Center,Fullerton, California
1989 "Tan-Yi" The Chinese Bicentennial Celebration in Hawaii, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
1989 "Watercolors, U.S.A 1989" Springfield Art Museum, Missouri
1989 "Watercolor Invitational 1989: Contemporary Currents"
Riverside Art Museum, California
1988 "20th Century Watercolors: Yesterday & Today" Long Beach
Museum of Art, California
1987 "Retrospective 1967-1987 State Foundation on Culture
& the Arts Collection"
, Honolulu, Hawaii
1987 "Artists of Hawaii" Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
1987 "Coe College Alumni Exhibition", Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1986 "Artists of Hawaii" Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
1986 "Art Quest" Nationally juried exhibition, (*Merit Award)
1984 "Watercolor USA" Springfield Art Museum, Missouri
1984 "Overseas Chinese Artists Exhibition" Taipei Fine Arts
Museum, Taiwan
1984 "Asian-American Artists Exhibition" Seattle, Washington
1984 "37th Annual Hawaii Artists League Exhibition" Honolulu,Hawaii
1984 "Artists of Hawaii" Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
1984 "Space-1984: Then and Now" Space Gallery, Los Angeles,
1982 "Artists of Hawaii" Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
1981 "Landscapes" Honolulu, Hawaii (*Award)
1981 "Artists of Honolulu" Hawaii and Manila, Phillipines
1979 "First Western State Biennial Exhibition", two year
to traveling show; Denver Art Museum, Colorado
1981 National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Newport Harbor Art Museum, California
Santa Fe Festival for the Arts, New Mexico
1979 "Twentieth Century Watercolors from the Collection"
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
1977 "Arta Contemporana in Hawaii" Bucharest, Rumania
1977 "Really Now" Honolulu Hale, Hawaii
1976 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1976 "Art Hawaii Showcase" Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
1976 "California-Hawaii Biennial 1976" Fine Arts Gallery,
San Diego, California (*Award)
1976 "Hawaii Watercolor and Serigraph Society Annual"
Honolulu, Hawaii
1975 "Art Hawaii One" Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
1974 "Artists of Hawaii" traveling exhibition, City and County
of Honolulu, and Toronto, Canada



Honolulu Advertiser/Star Bulletin, Aug. 16, 1998, Joan Rose
ARTWEEEK, May 7, 1988, Susan Geer
ARTWEEEK, Oct 29, 1983, Marcia Morse
Newsweek, Aug 20, 1979, Art Section review
Smithsonian, April, 1979, Bill Marvel
ARTWEEEK, Apr 7, 1979, Rod Rhodes
Visual Dialog, Fall, 1977, Roberta Loach
ARTWEEEK, July 30, 1977, Martha Spelman

"Kau Kau: Cuisine & Culture in the Hawaiian Islands", 2009, Watermark Publishing

"Hawai'i Looking Back", 2000, Mutual Publishing
"Streetcar Days in Honolulu", 2000, JBL Press
"The Persis Collection of Contemporary Art", 1998, Goodale Publishing
"Artist/Hawaii", 1996, Diane Dods, Joan Clarke, University of Hawai'i Press
"Seeing the Invisible", Manoa, 1996, University of Hawai'i Press
"Fire and Sea:, 1996, Sue Cowing, University of Hawai'i Press
"The Artist as Native: Reinventing Regionalism", Alan Gussow, 1993, Chameleon Books
"Last Days Here", 1990, Eric Chock, Bamboo Ridge Press
"Pake': Writings by Chinese in Hawaii", 1989, Bamboo Ridge Press
"Expounding the Doubtful Points", 1987, Wing Tek Lum, Bamboo Ridge Press
"A Place Called Chinese America", 1982, Diane Mei Lin Mark & Ginger Chih, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.

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Hawai'i State Art Museum: Sculpture Garden art glass floor, SFCA commission

Kapolei Judiciary Building Complex, SFCA commission

Pitlock, Kido, Aipa, and Stone
The Estate of James Campbell, Executive offices, Kapolei, Hawai'i
Irwin Daniels / Bishop Street Associates,Honolulu, private commission
City and County of Honolulu
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii
Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco

Castle & Cooke, Honolulu
Alexander and Baldwin, Inc, Honolulu
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles
and San Francisco
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu
Pacific Resources, Inc, Honolulu
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Hawai'i State Convention Center, Honolulu, SFCA commission

The Persis Collection



*Arts Recognition and Purchase Award, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 2006
*"Artists of Hawaii- 1999" Honolulu Academy of Arts
*State Foundation on Culture & the Arts: Individual Artist Fellowship 1995
*"Artists of Hawaii- 1999" Honolulu Academy of Arts
*"Watercolor USA, 1990" *Honor Society Member
*"Art Quest" Merit Award, 1986
* Pele Award, 1986
*"Landscapes", 1981
*"California-Hawaii Biennial 1976"