CARMEN LOZAR

b. 1975

CURRICULUM VITAE

   BIOGRAPHY                

   PUBLICATIONS              

EDUCATION

2001-03  Master of Fine Arts / New York State College of Ceramics / Alfred University

1999        Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Crafts / University of Illinois

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011        Tailored Glass / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

                Theme Song / Foster White Gallery / Seattle, WA

2006        Couture / D & A Fine Arts / Studio City, CA

                Stills / Foster-White Gallery / Seattle, WA.

2003        Inner Activity / Foster-White Gallery / Seattle, WA

                 Master of Fine Arts Thesis / Fosdick-Nelson Gallery / Alfred, NY

1999        Traces of Liquescence / Boneyard Gallery / Champaign, IL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015        No Woman, No Cry / Muriel Guepin Gallery, NY
                 Captured Light Glass Biennial / Art Assoc. of Jackson Hole, WY
                 Glass Weekend / Gallery of Fine Craft / Wheaton, NJ
                 Near and Far / Mclean County Arts Center / Bloomington, IL
                 Glass in the 21st Century / Salisbury University Art Galleries, MD

2014        A Thousand Points of Light / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL
                 GLASS / Cinema Gallery / Urbana, IL   
                 Fall Exhibition / Bender Gallery / Asheville, NC

                 Common Discourse / Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery / Pittsburgh, PA

2013        Lifeforms / The Hodge Gallery / Pittsburgh, PA.

                 Glass Weekend / The Gallery  of Fine Craft / Wheaton Village, NJ

                 Art Palm Beach / Ken Saunders Gallery / Palm Beach, FL

                 Faculty Biennial / Illinois Wesleyan University / Bloomington, IL

2012        Strong Presence / Hodgell Gallery / Sarasota, FL

                 Vase as Voice / Mclean County Arts Center / Bloomington, IL

                 SELECT Fair / Manneken Press / Miami Beach, FL

                 Petit Tableaux / Winston Watcher Fine Art / Seattle, WA

                Animal Nature / Racine Art Museum / Racine, WI

                 40th Annual International Glass Exhibition / Habatat Galleries / Royal Oak, MI
                 Art Palm Beach / Ken Saunders Gallery / Palm Beach, FL

2011        Faculty Biennial / Illinois Wesleyan University / Bloomington, IL

                 Incendiary Dreams / Hodgell Gallery / Sarasota, FL

2010        Beastly Delights / John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

                 Art Palm Beach / Ken Saunders Gallery / Palm Beach, FL
                 Contemporary Glass / New Harmony Gallery / New Harmony, IN

                 HerStory, ART CHICAGO / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2009        SOFA Chicago / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL
                 Faculty Biennial / Illinois Wesleyan University / Bloomington, IL

2008        Big Ideas/Small Packages: Magnificent Glass Under 20 / Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, WI

                 Hot & Cold – Works from Fire / Caldwell Arts Council / Lenoir, NC

                 SOFA NY / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

                 Contemporary Flamework / Wheaton Arts / Millville, NJ

                 Narratives / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2007        Cheers! A MAD Collection of Goblets / Museum of Arts & Design / New York, NY

                 Legacy / Cinema Gallery / Champaign, IL

                 Faculty Biennial / Illinois Wesleyan University / Bloomington, IL

                 20th Annual Michigan Glass Month / Ariana Gallery / Royal Oak, MI

                 Glass Weekend / Morgan Glass Gallery / Wheaton Village, NJ

                 Ongoing Invention / Fullerton Art Museum / San Bernardino, CA

                 Reverence / Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University / Bloomington, IL

2006        Teapots / Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery / Pittsburg, PA

                 Toys Designed by Artists / Arkansas Arts Center, AR

                 The Other Side of the Grassy Knoll / Kirkland Arts Center, WA

                 Still Life with Objects / J. Crist Gallery / Boise, Idaho.

                 Small Works with Powerful Presence / Tobin-Hewett Gallery / Louisville, KY

                 Compelled by Content II / Fraser Gallery / Bethesda, MD

2005        L.A. Project. D & A Fine Arts / Studio City, CA.

                Particle Theories / Wheaton Village Gallery of Fine Craft / Millville, NJ.

                 Figure it Out / Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery / Pittsburg, PA.

                Exquisite Corpse in Glass / Castellani Art Museum / Buffalo, NY.

                 Best in Show / National Liberty Museum, PA

2004        A Touch of Glass / Cinema Gallery / Champaign, IL

                BarWare / Houston Society of Crafts / Houston. TX

                Portraits / The Society of Arts and Crafts / Boston, MA

2003        February Exhibition / Foster-White Gallery / Seattle, WA

                This is Not Glass Art / SOIL Gallery / Seattle, WA

2002       Small Works / Karen Jenkins-Johnson Gallery / San Francisco, CA

                 Alfred Cooks / Chappell Gallery / Boston, MA

2001        Oscillating Perspectives / Artsite / Wellsville, NY

                 SOFA / Karen Jenkins Johnson Gallery / Chicago, IL

                 Solar Culture Exhibit / Solar Culture / Tucson, AZ

1999       Imagery / Philabaum Gallery / Tucson, AZ

                Gen X Glass / Marta Hewett Gallery / Cincinnati, OH

                Pilchuck Staff Show / History of the World Gallery / Stanwood, WA

1997        The Next Wave II / Portia Gallery / Chicago, IL

                 The Next Wave / Marx Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

 

AWARDS

2013        “Rising Star” Museum of American Glass
2010        Outstanding Emerging Glass Artist / Florida Glass Art Alliance

2007        Finalist for the Bombay Sapphire Glass Prize / London, England

 

COLLECTIONS

Permanent collection of Bergstrom Mahler Museum / WI
Permanent collection Castellani Art Museum of Niagra University / Niagra, New York

Permanent Collection of Museum of Arts & Design / New York, NY

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014        Spark the Creative Flame / Paul Stankard.

2011        New Glass Review: 100 artists selected to represent a year in glass

                 Carmen Lozar, Tailored Glass / Book created by Ken Saunders Gallery

2010        Contemporary Lampworking, Vol. III. / Bandu Scott Dunham

                The Flow, Expanding Visual Concept through Drawing / By Caitlin Hyde Pg. 28

2009       The Penland Book of Glass / Editor: Ray Hemachandra

2008        Glass Art Magazine / Cover and article, May/June

                 Glass: The Urban Glass Art Quarterly, Fall

                 Glass Line / Aug/Sept 2008 Cover / Article written by Paul Stankard

2007        New Glass Review: 100 artists selected to represent a year in glass

2006        Glass Art Magazine / March Issue

                 Glass Art Society Journal / Vignette

2005        Exquisite Corpse in Glass / Catalog by Castellani Art Museum of Niagra University

                The Flow / Vol. 3, Issue 2 / Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award

2003        New Glass Review: 100 artists selected to represent a year in glass

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-Present   Assistant Adjunct Professor / Illinois Wesleyan University

 

2007-15  Gallery Director / Illinois Wesleyan University

2006-07  Assistant Adjunct Professor / Illinois State University

 

RESIDENCIES

2014        Horn Foundation Residency, Penland School of Craft / Corning, NC

2013        Corning Museum of Glass / Corning, NY

2000        Corning Museum of Glass / Corning, NY

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

2015        Instructor / Appalachian Center for Craft / Smithville, TN
                 Instructor / Chrysler Museum of Art / Norfolk, VA
                 Instructor / San Francisco Public Glass / San Francisco, CA

                 Instructor / Pittsburgh Glass School / Pittsburgh, PA

                 Instructor / The Glass Furnace / Istanbul, Turkey

2014        Instructor / Penland School of Craft / Bakersville, NC

2013        Instructor / Pilchuck Glass School / Stawood, WA

2011        Instructor / Penland School of Craft / Bakersville, NC

                 Presenter / Glass Art Society Conference / Seattle, WA.

2010        Presenting Artist / International Flameworking Conference / Carney’s Point, NJ

                 University of Wisconsin / Madison, WI

2008        Keynote Speaker and Artist / International Flameworking Conference / Carney’s Point, NJ

                 University of Miami / Miami, FL

2007        Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) / Rochester, NY

                 Flameworker’s Challenge, Glass Weekend / Wheaton Village / Millville, NJ

                 Pittsburg Glass Center. Narrative Flameworking / Pittsburg, PA

2006        Presenter, Glass Art Society Conference / St. Louis, MO.

2005        Presenter, International Flameworking Conference / Carneys Point, NJ

2004        Illinois State University / Bloomington-Normal, IL

                 Bowling Green State University / Bowling Green, OH

2003        University of Illinois / Champaign, IL

 

 

 

Born in 1975, Carmen Lozar lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois where she maintains a studio and is a member of the art faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University. Carmen is a sought after instructor having taught at such notable schools as Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass School, Appalachian Center for Crafts, The Chrysler Museum, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. She has had residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass and Penland School of Craft.  Carmen's work is included in many collections including the Bergstrom Mahler Museum, WI and the Museum of Art and Design, NY. Carmen Lozar was the 2008 keynote speaker and demonstrator at the International Flameworking Conference in Salem, NJ.

 

“The sculpture I create with glass is meant to inspire and provoke imagination. Telling stories has always been my primary objective. Some narratives are sad, funny, or thoughtful but my pieces are always about celebrating life.”

 

 

 

CARMEN LOZAR: TAILORED GLASS

Ken Saunders Gallery

Hardcover 148 pages

2011

 

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HER STORY

Ken Saunders Gallery

Digital 36 pages

2010

 

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