Artist Statement:

Albert is currently the studio artist, instructor, owner and operator of the Michigan Hot Glass Workshop in downtown Detroit.

Although my work is primarily the product of a decaying urban landscape, it shares a great deal of its energy and beauty with many elements found in the wilderness. Ironically, I have spent much of my life torn between these two worlds, trying to bring balance and calm to an ever changing and chaotic existence. It is my intention to expose and share with you a unique view of this rapidly evolving landscape.

Hopefully I have succeeded in capturing that moment in time and place which allows us to contemplate and realize the significance and beauty of these simple elements found in our daily lives and often overlooked by the tasks at hand.


Selected Exhibitions and Awards:
2009 "Albert Young Solo", Newago County Center for the Arts, MI
2008 "Urban Relics", The Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
2006 "Albert Young Urban Relics", Dow Museum of Art, Midland, MI
2002 "Albert Young", Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

MFA-Sculpture: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
BFA-Ceramics: College For Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Associate Degree-Welding Technology: St. Clair College, Port Huron, MI