Cybèle Young creates unique sculptural works inspired by the fleeting day-to-day minutiae that comprise everyday life. Often described as “deviously funny, somewhat ominous, or even potentially dangerous,” Young’s miniature worlds are created by intricate handling of Japanese paper and the artist’s copperplate etchings. In the application of her subconscious to mundane and often overlooked quotidian objects, teapots and umbrellas come to life in conversation, brassieres have thoughts, and armchairs develop to-do lists.
Cybèle Young graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1996. She is the recipient of the 2007–08 Open Studio Nick Novak Scholarship, two Ontario Arts Council Grants, two Toronto Arts Council Grants, and two Canada Council for the Arts Grants. Young’s works have been exhibited internationally and her work is included in the collections of the Art Bank of Canada, Ottawa; the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs; Ernst & Young; and Gryphon Capital Management, San Francisco. The Artist currently lives and works in Toronto.