Mary Young (1989) was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The artist recalls a whimsical childhood, filled with imagination and two playful sisters. Stemming from those memories, a series of childlike narratives in the form of "little worlds" linger.  These “little worlds” directly impact her paintings to date. Young graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) in 2011. Since has returned to New Jersey where she currently lives and work. Young paints in her studio at the Gateway Project Space in Newark.