Albert Paley

Albert Paley is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA's highest award to a non-architect. His work has been praised for its intrinsic integration of art and architecture.

A distinguished artist for over 30 years, Paley creates work in various metalworking disciplines ranging from monumental sculpture to furniture.

Commissioned by public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Notable examples include the Portal Gates for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Portal Gates for the New York State Chambers in Albany, a plaza sculpture for AT&T in Atlanta and a 65-foot sculpture in downtown Rochester. He recently completed elaborate archways for the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and the St. Louis Zoo and is currently constructing an entrance gate for a chapel at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Paley's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, The British Museum in London and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art in Washington.

 

Sphere Lamp Sideboard with Granite Florida State University Gates-Final Design Desert Willow
Sphere Lamp, 1997
Formed and fabricated steel
73 x 29.5 inches diameter
Sideboard with Granite, 1998
Formed and fabricated steel, stainless steel, copper, and granite
45.75 x 75 x 23.5 inches
Florida State University Gates-Final Design, 1997
Red pencil on paper,
35 x 52 inches,
Framed: 41.5 x 61.75 inches
Desert Willow, 1998
Carbon steel, stainless steel, brass,
25 x 26.5 x 11.25 inches
Desert Willow Double Cross Maquette of Archway for Orlando Comet Table Lamp
Desert Willow, 1998
Proposal for a sculpture for Palm Desert, CA
Graphite and red pencil on paper
30 x 24 inches
Framed: 32.5 x 26.5 inches
Double Cross, 2004
Formed and fabricated stainless steel,
Edition of 6, 2/6,
37 x 46 x 9 inches
Maquette of Archway for Orlando, 1993
Formed, fabricated,
polychromed mild steel,
51 x 21.5 x 7.5 inches
Comet Table Lamp, 1999
Formed and fabricated carbon steel, glass shade
25 x 15 inches diameter
San Jose Series #19 San Jose Series #5 Proposal for Cleveland Botanical Garden, OH Interlace
San Jose Series #19, 1999
Lithograph,
Edition of 40, 9/40,
41 x 29 inches
Framed: 44.5 x 33 inches
San Jose Series #5, 1999
Monoprint,
41 x 29 inches,
Framed: 44.5 x 33 inches
Proposal for Cleveland Botanical Garden, OH, 2003
Red pencil on transparent film,
14 x 21 inches
Framed: 27 x 33.5 inches
Interlace, 2003
Formed and fabricated steel, stainless steel,
Edition of 9, 2/9
20.25 x 30 x 5.75 inches
Cleveland Botanical Gardens Cleveland Botanical Gardens Tuft Candleholders Gemini Sideboard
Cleveland Botanical Gardens (model),
Mild steel, 36 x 136 x 8 inches
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
(model detail)
Tuft Candleholders (pair), 2001

Formed and fabricated carbon steel 8.5 x 9.5 inches diameter

Gemini Sideboard (medium), 1999
Formed and fabricated carbon steel, glass top
36 x 57.5 x 15.5 inches
Untitled San Jose Series #20 Hanukkah Menorah Millenium Candleholders
  San Jose Series #20, 1999
Monoprint,
41 x 29 inches,
Framed: 44.5 x 33 inches
Hanukkah Menorah, 1999
Formed and fabricated steel, brass
9.5 x 20.75 x 5.25 inches
Millenium Candleholders(pair), 2002
Forged and fabricated carbon steel
21 x 7 inches diameter
Square Coffee Table Trellis Lamps Rectilnear Table San Jose Series #4
Square Coffee Table, 1998
Forged and fabricated steel, glass top
20 x 48 x 48 inches
Trellis Lamps, (pair) 1995
Formed and fabricated carbon steel, glass shades
45 x 9.5 inches diameter
Rectilnear Table, 1997
Formed and fabricated steel, stainless steel, glass top
16.75 x 66 x 29 inches
San Jose Series #4, 1999
Monoprint,
41 x 29 inches,
Framed: 44.5 x 33 inches
Vortex Table Object D'art Table San Jose Series #9 Sideboard with Granite
Vortex Table, 1999
Steel, glass top
17.75 x 36 inches diameter
Object D'art Table, 2003
Forged, flame cut and fabricated mild steel, granite or marble
55 x 19 x 18 inches
San Jose Series #9, 1999
Monoprint,
41 x 29 inches,
Framed: 44.5 x 33 inches
Sideboard with Granite, 1998
Formed and fabricated steel, stainless steel, copper, and granite
45.75 x 75 x 23.5 inches
Gingko Candleholders Andirons Fireplace Tools Silver Hoop Table
Gingko Candleholders (pair), 2001
Fabricated carbon steel
13.5 x 6 inches diameter
Andirons, 1996
Plate-burned formed and fabricated mild steel
16.25 x 12.5 x 19 inches
Fireplace Tools, 1996
Plate-burned and fabricated mild steel 41 x 16 inches diameter
Silver Hoop Table, 1999
Formed and fabricated stainless steel, mahogany
27.25 x 45 x 33 inches
Millenium Floor Lamp San Jose Series #1 Shock Breakfast Table Odyssey
Millenium Floor Lamp, 1999
Formed and fabricated carbon steel, glass shade
75 x 29.5 inches diameter
San Jose Series #1, 1999
Monoprint, 29 x 41 inches,
Framed: 33 x 44.5 inches
Shock Breakfast Table, 2005
Formed and fabricated mild steel, glass top
29 x 60 inches diameter
Odyssey, 1996
Formed, fabricated and
polychromed carbon steel,
30 x 11.5 x 7 inches
Passage (Maquette) Sculpture VI Plaza Sculpture Proposal for a plaza sculpture, Boston, MA
Passage (Maquette), 1995
Formed and fabricated weathering steel,
Base: stainless steel,
46 x 23 x 23 inches
Sculpture VI, 1989
Forged, fabricated and burnt steel,
118 x 41 x 28 inches
Plaza Sculpture
(Maquette)
, 1990
Forged and fabricated steel,
27.75 x 15 x 13.5 inches
Proposal for a plaza sculpture, Boston, MA, 1989
Graphite on paper,
Framed: 44 x 35 inches
Assemblage Transpose Epoch Evanesce
Assemblage, 1998
Formed and fabricated steel, brass, stainless steel,
26.5 x 24 inches diameter
Transpose, 2001
Forged and fabricated
carbon steel,
87 x 18 x 12 inches
(SOLD)
Epoch, 2005
Formed and fabricated steel,
stainless steel,
76 x 40 x 32 inches
Evanesce, 2004
Formed and fabricated steel,
112 x 42 inches diameter
Rochester Airport Proposal Mirage (Maquette) Arizona State University Gate #3 Traverse
Rochester Airport Proposal, 1990
Graphite on paper,
29 x 23 inches,
Framed: 43.5 x 35 inches
Mirage (Maquette), 1994
Formed and fabricated stainless steel,
Base: mild steel,
48.75 x 16 x 13 inches
Arizona State University Gate #3, 1991
Graphite on paper,
Framed: 34.5 x 25.25 inches
Traverse, 1996
Plate-burned, formed,
fabricated and polychromed,
steel and stainless steel,
40.25 x 22 x 19 inches
Atlanta Proposal Lakeland Plume Wedge,
Top: Atlanta Proposal #1 & 2, 1990
Bottom: Atlanta Proposal #3 & 4 (Olympia), 1990
Formed and fabricated stainless steel,
Ink on tag board,
14 x 16 inches each,
Framed: 47 x 26.75 inches
Lakeland, 2005
Stainless steel and copper,
102 x 38 inches diameter
Plume, 2002
Formed and fabricated
carbon steel, glass,
81 x 18.5 x 16 inches
Wedge, 1991
Formed and Fabricated steel,
13' x 6' x 5'
Double Twist Zig Zag Chain Penumbra
Double Twist, 1991
Forged and Fabricated Steel
143.5 x 22 x 13 inches
Zig Zag, 1991
Formed and fabricated steel,
120 x 38 x 31 inches
Chain, 1992
Forged and fabricated steel,
134 x 43 x 41 inches
Penumbra, 1996
Formed and fabricated steel,
stainless steel,
135 x 181.5 x 56 inches
Apollo Interlace  
Apollo, 1996
Formed and fabricated steel,
stainless steel,
190 x 209 x 36 inches
Interlace, 2002
Formed and Fabricated steel,
144 x 222 x 48 inchess