Anthony Peyton Young

"I constantly challenge myself artistically and I do not to let the negative opinions of others affect me and my process."

Anthony Peyton Young is a Boston based artist born and raised in Charleston, WV. Working primarily in painting, drawing, ceramics, and collage, Young’s work explores methods of memorializing, healing, family traditions, black/black queer intimacy, and the spaces we use to activate these actions.

He earned his B.A. from West Virginia State University and his M.F.A. from School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University. Young has won awards such as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University Traveling Fellowship and the Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artist. His work is included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Simmons University, and Juliette Art Museum.

He has also been featured in publications such as Gay Letter Magazine, New American Painting, Evergreen Review, and The Boston Globe. Young has presented his work at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Harvard’s Black Portraiture Conference.

Hometown: Charleston, West Virginia