Pippa Young graduated from University College Falmouth with a BA (Hons) in 2012. Her show 'Traces' took place (Dec 2010-Jan 2011) in a new art exhibition space, called 'the third room' opened at the already established New Street Gallery, in Penzance, as its inaugural show. The exhibition was inspired by an archive of family photographs. Many works depict the Isles of Scilly a century ago, together with other remnants of past lives in Cornwall. The artist's intentions, as explained in a 'What's On' review (CM), is to explore ideas of permanence and transience through items which document the personal and intimate.

She has said: 'My aim is to express something of the transience and vulnerability of the human condition as well as the surreal and fragmented nature of the world around us.' The figures in her paintings echo art-historical subjects but are de-contextualised, creating a disturbing effect upon the viewer.

Young exhibits widely, in Cornwall and beyond. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition.


Visual artist, painter, drawing

works and access



2010: 'Traces', the third room, New Street Gallery, Penzance

2012: Belgrave Gallery, St Ives 'Winter Bonanza'

2012: Vyner Street Gallery, London 'Bare Space'

2013: Bucca Gallery, Newlyn 'Persistent Illusion'

2013: Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London 'Winter Exhibition'

2014: Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance 'Human Nature'

2014: Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh 'A Quick Walk to the Future'

2014: Summer Exhibition, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London

2015: Science Museum, London 'Works on Paper Fair'

2015: Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh 'A Shifting Uncertainty - Drawings' (16 Oct-4 Nov)

2016: Works on Paper Fair, Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington, London -with Coombe Gallery (11-14 Feb)




misc further info



Cornishman (9 Dec 2010) 'Traces of art in the third room'