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Westword Article

November 01, 2020

"Kierstin Young's Near-Misses With Death Shaped Her Creative Practice" an article by Khaleel Hayes. You can read all about the life experiences of artist Kierstin Young and her first solo exhibition in Westword!

Syzygy - Debut Solo Show at Abend Gallery

October 28, 2020

A collection of recent oil paintings from the studio of Kierstin Young - her debut solo show with Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Opening Oct 28th 2020.

Inagural Show at Ani Art Academy America

April 11, 2019

Ani Art Academy America will host the opening reception of Equinox, a group exhibition of drawings and paintings done by students and alumni of Ani Art Academies curated by Ani instructor Kevin Moore. Kierstin will have 1 painting on display as an alumni of the Ani Art Academies. Opening reception will be on Saturday April 27th from 6-9pm at the Ani Art Academy America in Red Bank, New Jersey.


October 14, 2018

November 3rd - November 24th, 2018

Opening reception: November 3rd, 6-9pm

In its 28th year running, this November the Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend is an exhibition for everyone. With work from a wide range of artists, from emerging to well-established, and spanning multiple genres, art appreciators of all types will delight in this engaging and long-standing exhibition which fills the entire expansive gallery space with over 50 artists contributing anywhere from 200 to 300 original works of art. The exhibition will also afford art collectors the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices. 

Last Rites Gallery's annual 13th Hour exhibition

October 13, 2018

Last Rites Gallery's annual celebration of contemporary dark surrealism! Opening reception Saturday October 27th!

Midnight Sun at Last Rites Gallery

June 08, 2018

Last Rites Gallery is pleased to present Midnight Sun, a summer-long exhibition showcasing a collection of affordable works from emerging and early career artists from around the world. Kierstin will have two recent paintings on view; "Immortalem" and "Hexenwald". Midnight Sun will be on view at Last Rites Gallery, 325 W 38th Street #1, New York, NY 10018 from June 8th – July 28th, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 8th from 6-10pm

"Imagine" at Rehs Contemporary

April 02, 2018

Kierstin will have two paintings on display at Rehs Contemporary, opening Saturday, April 28th, from 1-6PM at their 57th street gallery. Works by Ani Art Academy students, alumni and instructors will be on display alongside a contingent of contemporary icons working in Imaginative Realism. Rehs teamed up with Pat Wilshire, founder of Illuxcon (the world’s largest annual showcase of Contemporary Imaginative Realism) to bring together an influential group regarded as some of the finest artists working in the genre. Among the featured icons are Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Donato Giancola, David Palumbo, Tenaya Sims, Michael C. Hayes and Eric Velhagen… Works by Anthony Waichulis, Timothy Jahn, Edward Dillon, Kevin Moore and a juried selection from the Ani Art Academies will be featured as well. This exhibition will give viewers an opportunity to see the heights that Imaginative Realism can be taken to, while also providing a chance to see up-and-coming artists who are exploring the field – the future of Imaginative Realism.

10" x 10" Show at Abend Gallery

March 31, 2018

This April Abend Gallery is excited to present The 10x10” Show, an extraordinary group exhibition of work by over 60 artists. This show will feature a host of imagery from a variety of styles and genres, with the one similarity between all being that they are painted on 10x10” wood panels. The exhibition will be held in the gallery’s newly minted project space and opens April 7th with a reception from 6-9 pm and run through the 28th.

The 27th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend Gallery

November 30, 2017

For the month of December Kierstin will be displaying several of her paintings in Abend's holiday miniature show. Opening reception is December 9th from 6-10pm.

Haven Gallery's annual small works show "Big Little III"

November 19, 2017

Kierstin will be debuting three brand new paintings for the first time at Haven Gallery in Northport, NY! Opening reception is Saturday December 2nd from 6-8pm.

Arch Enemy Arts in Philadelphia

September 01, 2017

Kierstin's painting "Transvection" will be on display at Arch Enemy Arts in Philly through the month of September. Opening reception for the show is september 1st 6-10pm.

Variance at Abend Gallery

August 25, 2017

Three of Kierstin's paintings will be on view at Abend gallery's group show "Variance" August 25th through September 9th in Denver Colorado.

Capturing Realism

July 08, 2017

Please join us this July for our highly anticipated biennial exhibition, Capturing Realism 2017. This exhibition has been a much-lauded showcase that has been celebrating the efforts of The Waichulis Studio (and now the Ani Art Academies) for nearly 20 years.

Capturing Realism 2017 is a wildly popular biennial event will bring together Ani Art Academies’ artists from multiple countries around the globe. The highly anticipated show will captivate audiences with a breathtaking showcase of artwork from instructors, apprentices, and alumni of the Ani Art Academies"

Capturing Realism 2017 
July 8 – August 26, 2017
Opening Reception July 8, 2017, from 5 - 7 pm.
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

RED: Emotion in Color

February 11, 2017

The Cauldron

October 21, 2016

Kierstin's newest works will be revealed this October at Lovetts Gallery!

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