Stephen Albair: Hidden Gardens – Secret Views
by Ann Jastrab
All About Photo
Feb 18, 2017

I first met Stephen Albair when I became the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco. He had some images in the Marketplace section of the gallery, and they were like none of the other artists’ works. Not documentary, not portraiture, not landscape… Read More

Stephen Albair’s ‘Private Views’
by Judy Walgren
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 28, 2015

Stephen Albair’s show “Private Views, Hidden Reflections,” on display in San Francisco’s Dryansky Gallery, is an incredible collection of 20 colorful constructed images that take viewers into scenes that evoke memories — some pleasant and others not. The artist spends months creating his images by placing found objects on a shelf in his Hayes… Read More

Stephen Albair

Stephen Albair (born June 30, 1942) is an artist living in San Francisco who specializes in tableau photography, metal work and narrative jewelry. Born in Haverhill, Mass and raised in Atkinson, New Hampshire, he was part of the thriving arts scene of the 1970s and 1980s in Chicago and New York City, where he became part of a community of artists that included Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, before moving to San Francisco in 1989. His metal work was exhibited at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in 1974, 1981 and 1984, and the American Crafts Museum, NYC in 1983, 1984 and 1986… Read More

The Beginning Anticipates the End
by Parisa Pichitmarn
Bangkok Post
January 21, 2015

Photos in San Francisco-based artist Stephen Albair’s new book, “The Beginning Anticipates the End” are a visual journey that only takes natural sunlight, a 42-year-old Nikon and lots of knick knacks… Read More

Beneath the Veneer
Dichan Magazine

What Lies Beneath
Bangkok Post
December 14, 2011

What you see is not what you get, and this idea is the simplest way to explain the upcoming exhibition, “Beneath the Veneer”, by San Francisco-based artist and photographer Stephen Albair… Read More

Stephen J. Albair’s Untitled
January 7, 2010

Known for his use of different artistic disciplines from jewelry and sculpture to photography and thematic installation, Stephen J. Albair talks about Untitled, a piece from his exhibition Hidden Gardens-Private Views… Read More

Idol Worship
by Melissa Goldstein
7×7 SF
October, 2007

For artist Stephen Albair, it’s a small world afterall. Stephen Albair is primed for his second coming. “The art world is geared towards emerging artists,” he says wryly. “I’ve already emerged.”… Read More

Would You Wear a TV as a Trinket?
by Patricia Shelton
The Chicago Daily News
October 11, 1977

Comedians do it all the time – draw from life’s common experiences to make people laugh, cry or fall over in shock. Well, why not a jeweler who has the imagination – or the guts – to tell stories out of Plexiglas mixed with gold, silver and precious gems?… Read More

Press List

Shelton, Patricia (10 October 1977). “Would You Wear a Trinket as a TV?” (PDF). Chicago Daily News.

Goldstein, Melissa (October 2007). “Idol Worship” (PDF). 7×7 magazine: 72

Russell, Camilla (3 Jan 2008). “Stephen Albair – a stranger in a dream” (PDF). Bangkok Post

Musikett, Yanapon (14 Dec 2011). “What lies beneath” (PDF). Bangkok Post

Dichan Magazine (2012) Beneath the Veneer (PDF). Dichan Magazine

Judy Walgren (28 Sept 2015).  Stephen Albair’s “Private-Views” (Web Link). San Francisco Chronicle

Parisa Pichitmarn (16 Jan 2015) The Bangkok Post