Aaron Young was born in 1972 in San Francisco. He attended San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and then received an MFA from Yale University in 2004. His work has been exhibited internationally in many exhibitions including P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, The Whitney Biennial, New York, the Serpentine Gallery, London and the second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. The artist lives and works in New York City.