Young was born in San Francisco in 1972. He received his BFA in 2001 from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Yale University in 2004. Young’s work has been exhibited at noted institutions such as P.S 1 Contemporary Art Center (Long Island City, NY), the Whitney Biennial (New York, NY) and the Serpentine Gallery (London, UK). Moreover, his work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA) and Saatchi Gallery (London, UK). The artist has had several solo exhibitions at top galleries such as Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills, CA) and Galerie Amine Rech (Paris, FR) among others. Young lives and works in New York City.
Aaron Young worked with RxArt to create a limited edition magnetic puzzle out of his 2006 work, Greeting Card performed at the Park Avenue Armory.