Lance Friedman is an independent mixed-media artist and formerly an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has traveled extensively, teaching and demonstrating internationally. Chicago critic and writer James Yook selected Friedman as the "new talent for the Millennium" for Glass Magazine's Millennium issue. “Through my work, I seek to restore a visual ‘sense of wonder’ in an increasingly jaded public consciousness,” says Friedman in his artist’s statement.
Friedman received his B.F.A. in glass from the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with Marvin Lipofsky. At the Kansas City Art Institute, he studied glass with Robert Naess and ceramics with Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu. For the past 25 years, he has been the owner of Shatter Glass Group Inc. in Chicago. His work is in the Museum’s permanent collection, and has been exhibited worldwide. Friedman joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in 2010.
Friedman will work with Jonathan Chapman during an Instructor Collaborative Residency at The Studio in September 2013. The pair plans to explore the relationship of the outside form of glass to the internal phenomena and movements within the material.