Amber Jean Young lives and creates in Berkeley, California. She is a Northern California native and was raised in a rural mountain community south of San Francisco. In 2008 she earned a Post Baccalaureate Certificate, and subsequently a Master of Fine Arts in 2010 from San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited locally and nationally, including at Subliminal Projects, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, Ever Gold Gallery, Robert Berman Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, ArtPadSF, Root Division, StoreFrontLab. She is a 2012 Djerassi Resident Artist Program Fellow, and 2012 SECA Art Award nominee.