Cybèle Young - Author/Illustrator

Cybèle Young

Cybèle Young is an internationally renowned artist, represented by galleries in New York, London, Vancouver and Calgary. She studied sculpture and printmaking at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and has since been awarded over twenty arts grants and awards, and has received considerable notice in such publications as Art in America, Canadian Art magazine, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Now magazine, Fiberarts, Maclean's, Elle and Toronto Life. Her work resides in major collections around the world.

Young creates miniature sculptural works from fine Japanese papers. Her inspiration comes from fleeting day-to-day experiences while her creativity flourishes in the mundane, where small observations become fantastic. The results are works that emerge from familiar motifs abstracted by passing impressions. Young compiles these sculptures to create communities that interact and form new relationships --- much like how the small, seemingly insignificant, moments in our everyday lives can come together to create unexpected outcomes.

Her art practice and family life have also inspired the creation of several children's books. She was nominated for a Governor General's Award for Illustration in 2000, and has written and illustrated two titles (Ten Birds, Kids Can Press, and A Few Blocks, Groundwood Books).

Cybèle recently received a Canada Council artist's residency grant to live and create new work in Paris for four months in summer 2011.

Ten Birds

2012 - Outstanding International Book, USBBY, Winner
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Children's Book Centre, Winner
2011 - Governor General's Literary Award, children's illustration, Canada Council for the Arts, Winner
2011 - Best Children's Books of 2011, Kirkus Reviews, Winner

The Queen's Shadow

2016 - Outstanding Children's Book, Animal Behavior Society, Winner
2015 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2015 - 2015 Science in Society Children/Middle Grades Book Award, The Canadian Science Writers' Association, Winner
2015 - Lane Anderson Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation, Winner


Picture Books

Ten Birds, 2012