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AAS Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design program at Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona. 4.0 GPA

AAFA Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona, May 2016, 4.0 GPA, Graduated with Highest Distinction, Presidents Honor List for four consecutive semesters.


Juried Exhibitions

Maricopa Community Colleges Artist of Promise, April 2017

Student Art Show, Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona, 85302, April 2016

Student Art Show, Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona, 85302, April 2014



“The Traveler”, Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona, Spring 2016

“Black & White” Ross Periodicals, Ross, California, Color Portfolio 2011

“The Whiz Magazine”, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003 - 2005


Recognitions and Awards

Honorable Mention, “The Traveler”, Glendale, Arizona, Spring 2016

Maricopa Student Success Scholarship, 2017-2018

Maricopa Student Success Scholarship, 2015-2016



Graphic Design, Self-employed, Promotional materials, 2005 - Present

Photographic Editor, Best Western International, 2009 – 2011

Staff Photographer, “The Whiz Magazine”, Nightlife photographer, 2003 – 2005


Relevant Skills

Using Adobe Creative Suite to prepare photographs and graphic designs for publication in print and on the internet.

Using Microsoft Office, including Excel, to manage and maintain an international commissions program worth thirty-six million dollars.

Artist Statement

It has always fascinated me how man can, if he is up to the challenge, develop a reverence for Nature. However, nature never has a reverence for anything man-made. What we make is ephemeral.

In my photographs and paintings, I am exploring the juxtaposition of nature and the man-made. Through the emphasis of shape, color and texture in my images, I strive to make clear the connections that exist but might be overlooked in the hustle of everyday living.

While I enjoy and am able to work with photographic film and negatives, I am currently working digitally. I take the digital negatives and with minimal manipulation, enhance them for creating high quality giclee prints.

I use to my own photography as reference images. I believe that this is the truest way to express my vision in this medium. I turn from to painting when a photographic image fails to completely convey what I feel when I experience a particular subject.

My current direction has me creating a series of photographs and paintings exploring the textures and patterns in weathered objects. In these, I show the impermanence of the man-made. Additionally, I endeavor to show that while Nature has no regard for what man makes, the decay that it brings about can be entrancing and beautiful in our eyes.



Wayne Young was born in Maryland and grew up in Central Pennsylvania in the Appalachians. He has lived in New Orleans and currently lives in Glendale, Arizona. Wayne has earned an Associate's in Fine Art. He is currently studying Digital Media Arts.

Wayne is a fine art photographer and painter. He became interested in photography at an early age, and has been carrying around a camera since he was eight. At age eleven, Wayne was given a Polaroid instant camera and he started experimenting with the possibilities in photography.

After losing his job, like many others, Wayne decided to return to college. It was during this time that he developed an interest in painting. While at Glendale Community College, he dedicated himself to expressing himself through this medium. Many of his original works have been inspired by Juan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Wayne has finished several commissioned pieces.   

Artworks produced by Wayne have been in the Glendale Community College Student Art Exhibitions. Additionally, his photography was published in Glendale Community College's “The Traveler” literary magazine for spring 2016 and 2018.