San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Masters of Fine Arts. Sculpture 1992
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting & Sculpture 1988
University of Kansas Lockwood Scholar 1988-89

Select Exhibitions



2013 LA Artcore Solo Exhibit, Los Angeles, California

2011 Poh Chang Art Gallery, Invitational Exhibition & Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand


Washington State Trade & Convention Center   April 5 – June 30
Viable Resources public art from artists working with recycled or repurposed materials.
Curated by Deborah Paine, Seattle Arts Commission
Americans for the Arts Conference focus on sustainability

Grand Impromptu Gallery, Tacoma WA  January 25 – March 1
Evolutionary Tales: Charles Darwin’s Birthday

The Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok Thailand Drawings                  February
Chang Rai University Grounds – Site-specific Environmental installation
Art Sans Frontiers sponsored by Mekong Organization of Mankind/ Thai Arts Council



LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA     Solo Show November
Flora, Fauna, Viruses… OR Trees Make Better People, Curator Lydia Takeshita

4th International Art Festival, Bangkok & Chiang Rai Thailand                  June
Poh-Chang Academy of Arts Gallery, Rajamangala University of Technology/ Thai Arts Council



3rd International Art Festival, Bangkok Thailand                  June
Poh-Chang Academy of Art Gallery, Rajamangala University of Technology/ Thai Arts Council



Oregon State University, Corvaliss, OR  Fall
Figures & Stories, Curator John Taylor

2nd International Art Festival                  June
Rajamangala Institute of Technology Art Gallery, Phatumtani Thailand

LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA        Solo Show April
Auto-hypnosis With A Touch Of Group Psychosis, Curator Lydia Takeshita





Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA (October 28 – February 26)
Looking Forward, Glancing Back Northwest Designer Craftsmen Juror Lloyd Herman



LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA      Solo Show February
Benevolent Malevolence II, Curator Lydia Takeshita
Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham WA June – October
Looking Forward, Glancing Back Northwest Designer Craftsmen Juror Lloyd Herman



Seattle-Tacoma International Airport , Sea-Tac WA                       Spring – Winter

Biology 202-203 Curator and Exhibitor

Kittredge Gallery University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA     Solo Show September
Benevolent Malevolence I, Curator Greg Bell

Hoffman Gallery Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland OR   August-September
2003 Craft Biennale Jurors: Charon Marcus, Dan Kvitka, Kathleen Stephenson-Kuhn


Center on Contemporary Art (COCA) Two-Person Show, Seattle WA  October
Octet with Reilly Jensen Curator Don Hudgins

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport , Sea-Tac WA                       Spring – Winter

Biology 101-102 Curator and Exhibitor



Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma WA          Solo Show December
Some Parables and Two Lies Juried  Featured exhibit at First Night Tacoma


Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA Group Show
Decoys: Contemporary Wood Sculpture Curators: Shaun Nordfors & Roger Waterhouse

Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia WA   Group Show   Summer
Summer Vacation Curated by Brian Alves

1989- 1999

Artspace, Seattle WA  Synapse Curators Jennifer West and Christian French

Bellevue Community College, Bellevue WA  Distinguished Faculty Show

Bellevue Regional Library, Bellevue WA Fahrenheit ’96: An Invitational

Herbst Pavilion Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA  MFA Thesis Exhibit
Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA  Three-person show Liebovitz, Volker and Youngers

University of Kansas Fine Arts Gallery, Lawrence KS Three Person Show Juried
Neural: Paintings, Sculpture and Performance



2011 “Curiosity Case With Mega‐Downloadable Mindware Morphing Toward Hydroquatic Agricosmos, R.S. V. P the Electrobahn Flyers’ Dance Extravaganza” Progress Elementary School, Spokane Valley, WA

Commissioning Agency, Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places Program
2008 “Dewey Decimal’s Delegation” Ridgeview Elementary School, Spokane WA

Commissioning Agency: Washington State Arts Commission & Spokane Public Schools

Budget $25,000

This playful piece celebrates the power of imagination.  Four sculptural ‘pop-up’ books set the stage from which over 100 elements emerge and proceed through the hallway to the library.  Spanning over 60 feet, the suspended cast of characters created from recycled and reclaimed wood, proceed to the library where they introduce the viewer to the source of more learning and flights of fancy.

2004                  “Pickles, Paint and Power”  maquette
Commissioning Agency: Oakland/Madrona Business District, Tacoma, WA
Winning design proposal for life-sized installation of neighborhood icons.

2003                  “Window Dressing: Urban Art Installations” Tacoma, WA
Commencement Art Gallery/Tacoma Contemporary Site-specific temporary installation

2001                  “Working” Tacoma, WA corner of Center & Tyler
Commissioning Agency: Oakland/Madrona Business District
Budget: Fee to artist $5,000 in-kind support $25,000
Oversized tools reflect the identity of a neighborhood business district in Tacoma, WA providing important place-making and way-finding in a reclaimed, formerly blighted pocket park.  Image of artwork has become the graphic icon for the business district website.

1995-96                  “Welcome to the Machine” Harborview Medical Center
Commissioning Agency: King County Arts Commission (now 4culture)
2-year temporary sculpture.  Stipend to artist $500.


University of Puget Sound
, Tacoma, WA
Adjunct Faculty                                                                                                                                                Spring 2008
Developed curricula, assignments and art projects; maintained workshop, ordered supplies and materials, assisted art majors with senior theses, and supervised work-study students.  Critiqued and graded students’ work.
3-D Design: Taught foundations in the dynamics of three-dimensional design including form, space, line, texture, and color as it relates to three-dimensional objects; mixed media and multi-media projects.


Sculpture I: Taught a variety of methods and materials to enable students to create sculpture.  Surveyed traditional and contemporary art history to inform students’ work, taught basic and advanced tool use.  Assignments emphasize form, space, scale, craftsmanship and language of materials as they pertain to translating concepts into three-dimensional sculptural form.

Poh-Chang Academy of Arts Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin –  Bangkok Thailand and Chiang Rai University in partnership with Thai Arts Council
Visiting Artist/Professor   January 2009, June 2008, June 2007  & 2006

Wood Sculpture Intensive: Taught a series of wood sculpture workshops to students and Thai Arts Faculty that culminated in completed works ready for exhibition.  Focused on use of sustainable materials and non-motorized tools, traditional and innovative connections, form, stability, texture and exhibition preparation.   Oversaw art students and apprentices.  Consulted with University regarding ongoing art academy curriculum and program organization.

Queen’s Gallery, Bangkok Thailand  February 11 – 13, 2009
Artist in Residence

Conducted three-day workshop to art college students on mixed media.  Included drawing on vellum, creative exploration with a variety of materials and interpretations of works in two and three dimensions.

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Artist in Residence Jack Dollhausen Exhibit April – June 2002
Developed and taught curriculum related to the exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum and in compliance with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Standards.  Created a series of art lessons using recycled materials. Projects included: kinetic cars made from soda bottles, mobiles of 3-dimensional objects evolved from 2-dimensional drawings; and masks.  Taught series of lessons throughout Pierce County at six Boys & Girls Clubs reaching underserved communities of children ages 8 – 17.

Artist in Residence Smithsonian Folk Art Exhibit and partner exhibit on Woody Guthrie at Washington State History Museum April – June 2001

Developed and taught curriculum related to exhibits at Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum.  Used recycled materials and folk art methods to create a series of musical

instruments including a guitar and maracas.  Each lesson was developed in concert with Washington State Essential Academic Learning Standards.


Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
Art Instructor 1995-1998
Wood Sculpture:  Introduced students to a multitude of techniques involving both hand tools and power tools, sculpture styles and concepts.  Focused on reductive and additive methods for development of projects designed by the students with various skill levels & interests.


Drawing Beginning & Continuing: Taught students fundamental skills for drawing including line, space, shape, pattern and value using a variety of media including pencil, pen & ink, pastels and mixed media.  Drew from live models, still lives, and imagination.

Performance Art: Taught students how to formulate concepts, craft them into performance and perform them in front of live audience and to video recording.  Surveyed origins and history of performance art, crafting and planning performance for spontaneity, construction of environment and incorporation of multi-media and lighting.

Teaching Assistant & Group Leader, Sugiyama Jr. College, Japan Exchange Summer 1994

Taught English and American culture to visiting Japanese students; oriented students, developed and supervised art projects, advised and chaperoned 23 students both on campus and off-site during field trips throughout the state of Washington.

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Art Instructor and Teaching Assistant Fall 1990 – Spring 1992
Freshman Core Sculpture

Taught Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced sculpture.  Devised teaching curriculum, delegated assignments, taught use of safety of power tools and industrial machines, uses of various materials, ideas and concepts of three-dimensional imagery and manifestation.  Surveyed art history with a focus on sculpture.  Counseled students, critiqued and graded student work.  Supervised sculpture studio.


Kinetic and Intermediate Sculpture
Assisted teaching of intermediate and kinetic sculpture to undergraduate art students.  Provided oversight on project development, demonstrated techniques and provided one-on-one guidance to students.  Trained students on use of tools and oversaw shop.  Worked with Professors Richard Berger and Cork Marchesci.



Washington State Arts Commission Ridgeview Elementary  Dedication

Presentation of process and work
East Meets West American Art & Culture:  Otto Younger’s Sculpture in the 21st Century
Chiang Rai Rajabhat University February 2, 2009

Mekong Organization for Mankind, Greater Mekong Sub-region Art Sans Frontiers 2009

Artist Talk Fall Brewery Artwalk
LA Artcore Brewery Annex,
October 31, 2008


Artist Talk/slide presentation
Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok Thailand June 2007


Fine Art: The Art News Magazine of Thailand, Features: 5th International Visual Art Workshop and Exhibition in Thailand and American Artist Surachart Ketparsit April, 2009 Volume 6 No. 54
Review Flora, Fauna, Viruses.. OR Trees Make Better People, Collette Chattopahyay November 2008

CityArts, Tacoma “Wood Man Rising” feature article by Judy Wagonfeld. October 2008

Thai International Art Festival Catalogue 2nd – 5th, Thai Arts Council

The Los Angeles Arts District CITIZEN “Otto Youngers, Artist, Satirist, Environmentalist” Linda Ford, May 2006

LA Artcore Viewpoint, Review Benevolent Malevolence Collette Chattopahyay September 2003

Weekly Volcano Visual Edge Skewered in Wood Alec Clayton September 18, 2003
Seattle Times, Review Youngers Ranges from Brawn to Brains Shiela Farr January 4, 2002


Artist Trust GAP Award, Washington State Individual Artist Grants, 2005 & 2002
Butterfield & Butterfield, New Artist Showcase, San Francisco Spring 1992
Lockwood Scholarship for Sculpture, One year post-graduate support for the continued pursuit of artistic development, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1988-89

Jury Award for Sculpture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1987
Jury Award for Painting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS



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