Adjunct Assistant Professor

B.F.A. University of Illinois, M.F.A. Alfred University

Carmen Lozar has always loved visually storytelling; whether sad, funny or thoughtful her figurative artworks are primarily about celebrating life. Lozar is an artist and educator who lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Carmen has taught at 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.  Her 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. In fall of 2016, Carmen was invited to New Zealand to present at the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass conference. In May of 2018, Carmen will travel to Murano, Italy to present at the Glass Art Society conference. Lozar exhibits her work throughout the United States and is represented by major galleries in Seattle and Chicago. 


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My pieces follow the trail of daily life and seek to transform the mundane into the fantastic. Each piece is an expansion on a reality, a tall tale of what might have started as an everyday interaction. I embrace the absurd and extraordinary provoking the imagination into wakefulness.