ARTIST STATEMENT

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.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016  "Too Hot", Water STreet Gallery, Douglas, MI
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


EDUCATION

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