Jess Young

Red stoneware

6.5 x 6 x 6"



Artist Statement/Biography

Jess Young is an artist, writer, story-teller, educator, and curator based in Oakland, CA. Their art practice is informed by Chinese and American craft based processes, familial oral history and community research. Through tactile healing processes and learning from generational memory they explore the concepts of wholeness and the ways we can disrupt binary systems.

Jess’s identity as a non-binary, mixed, 2nd generation Chinese-American in the Bay Area motivates their work to unlearn and (re)write a (her)story with a nuanced representation. For healing and for those who are underrepresented or find themselves in-between communities.


Jess received their BFA from California College of the Arts in 2018. They have presented work in solo exhibitions at College Ave. Gallery (Oakland, CA) and in group exhibitions at Kearny Street Workshop (San Francisco, CA). They have also curated exhibitions and organized events at Dream Farm Commons (Oakland, CA) and are currently on the curatorial committee and the sustainability project director at Dream Farm Commons.

Void Vase