Artist: Albert Young

  • 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