Kelvin Ming Young is a Chinese-American visual artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the U.S. with family when he was twelve. He received his BA from University of California Berkeley, post-baccalaureate from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Kelvin’s work is primarily abstract, with media ranging from watercolor, acrylic, printmaking to mixed media.
Kelvin’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo and group shows in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Oregon, Georgia, Chile and Taiwan. In 2003, Kelvin was invited to Santiago, Chile and worked as a visiting artist at the renowned printmaking studio Taller 99. Kelvin’s art was featured on the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) poster for the May 2005 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Later that year, he had a solo show in the Contemporary Asian American Visual Art Series at KTSF Channel 26 of the Bay Area. In 2007, Kelvin’s art received honorable mention in Expressions West, a survey of West Coast artists by Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon. His work was also included in the exhibition Epic: Visualizing Heroes Within, as part of the 12th Annual United States of Asian America Festival in 2009. Kelvin’s artwork has also been seen in numerous publications, including Studio VisitMagazine, Direct Art Magazine, and American Art Collector. Most recently, Kelvin was invited to exhibit at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall of San Francisco, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Chinese Revolution.
Kelvin’s professional experience includes art consultant, exhibition curator, graphic artist and web designer. He also worked with many prominent artists including Mildred Howard, Karl Kasten and Mary Lovelace O’Neal. Kelvin works as an art instructor with teaching experience from UC Berkeley and SFAI. Kelvin is currently a faculty member at the City College of San Francisco, and founder of Telos Art, an multi-displenary art program for older adults.