Dustin Young was raised in the small, rural town of Dumont, Minnesota near the North and South Dakota border. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 2010. He then went on to study Studio Art at Boston's School of the Museum of Fine Arts where he received his Post Baccalaureate Certificate in 2011. In the Spring of 2014 he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he taught classes that include Introduction to Oil Painting, Perceptual Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, and Drawing 101 for Non-Majors. He currently works and resides in Denver, Colorado.