Brent Kee Young, glass artist and Cleveland Institute of Art professor emeritus, has been recognized by scores of museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the United States and Asia, which have displayed and acquired his work and invited him to speak, demonstrate and teach. His glass pieces are incredibly intricate and technically complex constructions, created by flame working borosilicate glass rods into layers of glass webs.
Professor Young’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Niijima Contemporary Glass Art Museum, in Tokyo, Japan, among many others. In 2012 Professor Young’s work was published in 50 Years of Studio Glass, a selection of 50 top glass artists working world-wide.
Professor Young lives and works in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Currently retired from teaching, Professor Young continues his inquiries into the mysteries that working with glass has to offer.