B.F.A. University of Illinois, M.F.A. Alfred University
Born in Illinois in 1975, Carmen Lozar uses glass as a means manifesting emotional perception in a physical form. During her undergraduate career at University of Illinois she interned at Bullseye Glass Factory in Portland, Oregon and attended Pilchuck Glass School as a Saxe award recipient and staff member. After completing her BFA she ventured to China, Indonesia, Thailand, and India to explore eastern traditional art. Upon her return she moved to the Southwest and opened a casting and flameworking facility in Tucson, Arizona.
In October of 2000, Carmen accepted a residency from Corning Museum of Glass and went on to be awarded a Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in New York in 2003. Carmen shows regularly across the country and was a demonstrator at the International Flameworking Conference in Salem, New Jersey as well as The Glass Art Society Conference in St. Louis. In 2008, she returned to the International Flameworking Conference as the keynote speaker and demonstrating artist. She currently resides in Bloomington-Normal where she maintains her studio and is faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Ames Art 207
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900