Billy Bert Young


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Billy Bert Young was born in London, Ontario in 1983. He graduated from H. B. Beal Secondary School in 2003, where he was introduced to the drawings and zines of Marc Bell and Peter Thompson and the graffiti work of James Kirkpatrick’s (AKA Thesis Sahib). In 2004 he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where he graduated with a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a major in printmaking. While in his second year at NSCAD he purchased the book NOG-A-DOD: Prehistoric Canadian Psychedooolia, an anthology of like-minded artists edited by Marc Bell. In this book he was introduced to the work of Jason Mclean and Amy Lockhart, among others.

During his time in Halifax he exhibited work in several group and solo shows. In 2008 he moved back to London to be close to family and to work with local artists that had influenced his work in the past. Since then he has made collaboration a main component of his practice; creating zines, drawings and murals alongside fellow artists such as James Kirkpatrick, Jason McLean, Jamie Quinn, and Peter Thompson.

Not Bad For London Room at JNAAG

The Not Bad For London collaborative room has been recreated at the JNAAG in Sarnia.


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L.O. Today at Museum London

Museum London exhibit featuring J McLean, J Kirkpatrick and BB Young


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Young & McDougall Party Pictures

View Party Pics from Billy Bert Young & Clark McDougall’s Opening


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Not Bad For London Party Pics

View party pics & video from Not Bad For London Opening


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Magenta Magazine: Not Bad For London

Not Bad For London Review

February 2012

Sky Gooden


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Border Crossings: Not Bad For London

Not Bad For London Review

Vol 31, No 1, Issue No 121

Christine Walde


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Akimbo: Not Bad For London

Not Bad For London Review

November 15, 2011

Patrick Howlett


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Metro News: Not Bad For London

Seeing a City's Potential

November 3, 2011

Amanda Grant


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Born London, Ontario 1983

Education

2004 – 2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2000 – 2003 H.B. Beal Art Program, London, Ontario

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Inner Varnish, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2008 Magic Eye Sores, Alex P. Keaton, London, Ontario
2007 Mow Your Laundry, Upstairs Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Retinal Digest, The Marquee, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pay Rent or Die Trying, One World Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2006 This Must Be The Place, Lost & Found, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Group Exhibitions

2013 L.O. Today, Museum London, London, Ontario
2011 Not Bad for London, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
RPM: A London Fuse Fundraiser, APK Live, London, Ontario
The Teenie Weenie Zine Machine, City Lights Bookshop, London, Ontario. Curated by Jamie Q.
Autograph Hound, The HUGH Display Case, Landon Library, London, Ontario. Curated by Jason McLean
UP with ART, Palace Theatre, fundraiser for Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness, London, Ontario

2010 Secret Admirer, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
Visual Fringe, The Arts Project, London, Ontario

2009 Art Fusion 2, Il Tenore, London, Onario

2008 Postcard Show, Anchor Archive, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Impressed, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Hallifax, Nova Scotia

2007 NSCAD Printmaking Exhibit, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2006 Time Capsule 2024: Eyelevel Members Exhibition, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Going Postal: One World Gallery Post Card Show, One World Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Self-Published Art Books & Contributions to Publications

2011 Toxic Chakra, limited edition, full colour printed matter, published by Palimpsest Magazine, Montreal, Quebec

Grow Yer Own Wig, limited edition 1 x 1” zine published for The Teenie Weenie Zine Machine

Uncle Porkchop Scrapes Away the Summer, self-published art zine, collaboration with Jason Mclean and Peter Thompson

Extreme Turtle Necking, self-published art zine, collaboration with Peter Thompson

That’s Soooo Hunt Club, self-published art zine, collaboration with Jason Mclean

2010 Dinky, limited edition self-published art zine

Improv Eulogy #2, limited edition, self-published art zine

10 Monsters of Mealtime, self-published art zine, collaboration with Cory Peltier

Improv Eulogy #1, limited edition, self-published art zine

2009 Pay Rent or Die Trying, limited edition, self-published, full colour art zine

2007 Retinal Digest, limited edition, self-published, full colour art zine made for corresponding exhibition at Upstairs Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Selected Projects

2011 Artistic Director, The Fold: a London Fuse Publication, Londonfuse.com
Designer, Londonfuse.com fundraiser T-shirts

2010 Co-facilitator and Organizer, APK Live Interior Mural, London, Ontario

2006 – 2008 Curator, One World Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Collections
Museum London
Private Collections

Billy Bert Young “Inner Varnish”

June 1 - June 30 - 2012


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Not Bad For London

November 4 - November 26 - 2011


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Not Bad For London Video

Michael Gibson Gallery November 2011 video of the exhibition “Not Bad For London”.

In the video, watch interviews with artists, Billy Bert Young, Jamie Q, James Kirkpatrick, Jason McLean as well as shots from the Opening Reception.


London Fuse Interviews Billy Bert Young

London Fuse interviews Billy Bert Young at his Michael Gibson Gallery exhibition in May 2012.


Billy Bert Young Interview

Michael Gibson Gallery interview with Billy Bert Young during the November 2011 exhibition “Not Bad For London”.


Young & McDougall Exhibition

Michael Gibson Gallery video that introduces Billy Bert Young and Clark McDougall’s June 2012 Exhibition.

Though born over 60 years apart, we see in the video how Young and McDougall’s artwork is connected through their use of black line, composition and humour.


Not Bad For London Teaser Trailer

Michael Gibson Gallery teaser trailer of the November 2011 exhibition “Not Bad For London”.