Biography: Carmen Lozar

Carmen Lozar

Carmen Lozar’s work often deals in the representation of a narrative. Through glass, she shapes a story for the viewer to read in three dimensions. Currently living and working in Bloomington-Normal, she teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University. Lozar holds a B.F.A. in crafts from the University of Illinois, and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Alfred University.

Her most recent solo exhibitions include Tailored Glass at Ken Saunders Gallery in Chicago, IL and Theme Song at the Foster White Gallery in Seattle, WA, both in 2011. Lozar’s work is held in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagra University, in Niagra, NY, and has been published in New Glass Review 25, 29 and 33. In 2005, Lozar was awarded the Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award. In 2000, she held a Residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass.

In her September 2013 Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio, Lozar worked alongside Amy Rueffert and Jennifer Umphress to explore flameworking techniques. She used flameworked glass sculpture to form a narrative story. “In the same way that illustrations may accompany the story of Little Red Riding Hood, my small sculptures will create their own visual anecdote,” says Lozar. She completed a series of small simple scenes in glass, working collaboratively with Amy and Jennifer for support and creative exchange.