Allison Young graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1988, with first class honours, then did a postgraduate diploma. In 1991 she studied in Lodz, Poland, for a year, under the British Council Scholarship Scheme.
In 2001 she was artist in residence at Edinburgh Zoo.
In 2010 she spent a month at WASPS artists’ studios in Scalloway, Shetland.
She now has a studio with WASPS, at Haymarket in Edinburgh,and exhibits all over Scotland, and in London