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Albert Young has been operating an independent glass studio/school since 1983 and has been a pivotal member of the Detroit areas glass community. He received his BFA in ceramics from The Center For Creative in Studies in 1982 and his MFA in sculpture from Wayne State University in 1988 as well as studies in Taiwan, Murano, Italy and Canada. Albert currently owns and operates Michigan Hot Glass Workshop, Michigan’s oldest independent glass blowing school. He is also on the faculty at The College For Creative Studies where he teaches all levels of glass blowing and creative thinking.Albert is best known for his sculpture using innovative casting techniques and the combination of steel and glass.

 

Ritz Carlton Hotel
Denver, Colorado
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, Florida

University of Iowa – Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa
Scottsdale Museum for the Arts
Scottsdale, Arizonia
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Shinko Management Services
Toyoko, Japan

Arthur Anderson, Michigan Tech.50, State Wide Distribution
Limited Edition
Michigan Society of Architects Award, Mr. Louis Redstone
Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit, Michigan
Osaka University of Arts – Naniwa College
Osaka, Japan

2009
“Albert Young Solo” – Newago County Center for the Arts
Newago, Michigan

2008
“Urban Relics” – Habatat Gallery
Royal Oak, Michigan

“Urban Garden” – Krasi Art Center
St. Joseph, Michigan
2006
“Albert Young Urban Relics” – Micland Canter for the Arts.
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art
Midland, MIchigan

“Albert Young Glass” – Macomb Center for Performing Arts
Macomb, Michigan
2002
“Albert Young” – Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon, Michigan

2001
“New Work” – Hodgell Gallery
Sarasota, Florida

2000
“From the Cities Edge” – Habatat Galleries
Chicago, Illinois
1997
“New Work” – Habatat Galleries
Boca Raton, Florida
1996
“The Winston Series” – Habatat Galleries
Pontiac, Michigan
1993
“Albert YoungNew Works” – Miller Gallery
Soho, New York, New York
1993
“Sculpture Great” – Vesperman Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia
1992
“Michigan Directions: Albert Young – Glass Sculptures” – Flint Institute of Arts
Flint, Michigan

“New Work” – Habatat Galleries
Farmington Hills, Michigan

1991
“Two Views” – Habatat Galleries
Boca Raton, Florida

 

1992 – Present
“Sculpture Objects Functional Art” SOFA Exhibition
Chicago, Illinois
1991 – Present
“Annual International Glass Invitational” – Habatat Galleries
Pontiac, Michigan

2009
“Blown Away: International Glass of the 21st Century”
The Flint Institute of the Arts
Flint, Michigan

“Of Sand & Fire” – Rankin Art Gallery, Ferris State University
Big Rapids, Michigan

ARTPRIZE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2007
“The Inland Sea”, Contemporary Art Found Around Lake Michigan
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

“The Fourth Annual Michigan Invitatiional”
Taming the Flame: Decorative Artworks in Iron and Glass, Saginaw Art Museum
Saginaw, Michigan

2002
“Glass and Beyond” – Museo Del Vidrio
Monterey, Mexico
1998
“Pier Walk 3-D Chicago” – International Sculpture Conference, Art Expo,
SOFA Chicago, Illinois

1998
“In Material”, Four Artists – Habatat Galleries
Pontiac, Michigan
1996
“GL’ART” – Hsinshu Cultural Center for the Arts
Hsinshu, Taiwan
1995
“A Museum in the Making: The Gerald L. Cafesjian Collection”
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Scottsdale, Arizona
1995
“Interventions” – Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, Michigan
1992
“New Art Forms”
Chicago, Illinois
1992
“Architectural glass Exhibit” – Vesperman Glass Gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

1992
“The Home Show: Objects for and About the Home” – Center Galleries
Center for Creative Studies – Detroit, Michigan
1991
“Chicago International New Art Forms” – Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
1991
“Art Forms”
New Jersey
1991
“Four Sculptures” – University Art Gallery
Central Michigan University – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
1991
“Images of an Urban Landscape” – Habatat Galleries
Farmington Hills, Michigan