Albert Leo Peil

(b.1946 in Blankenfelde, Germany, d. 2019 in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany) Albert Leo Peil (1946–2019) was a German artist known for his meticulous ink drawings and works on copper in which he explored themes of identity, queerness, and gender. In his multifaceted works, he created a world of tectonic landscapes populated by idealized figures that combine elements of mythology, celestial beings and cultural icons. Incorporating sci-fi and metaphysical imagery, his compositions are sometimes ambivalent and androgynous. They combine both masculine and feminine traits, imagining a future with queer life and virility. His works have been exhibited at the Kunst Galerie Fürth, Fürth; the Kölnischer Kunstverein and the Mujin-to Production, Tokyo.

Gallery exhibitions

Albert Leo Peil, Scene II at Jan Kaps, Cologne
Scene II
08 Jun – 23 Aug 2022
Jan Kaps, Cologne
Albert Leo Peil, Scene I at Jan Kaps, Cologne
Scene I
14 May – 02 Jun 2022
Jan Kaps, Cologne

Institutional exhibitions

Albert Leo Peil, Game of no games at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Game of no games
13 Nov 22 – 05 Mar 2023
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne


*1946 in Blankenfelde, Germany ✝ 2019 in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Scene I, Jan Kaps, Cologne Scene II, Jan Kaps, Cologne

2021 Albert Leo Peil - Ein Zeichner und Grandseigneur, Kunst Galerie Fürth, Fürth

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Game of No Games: Anleitung zu beschwingtem Gehen, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne Onsen Confidential, Mujin-to Production, Tokyo