Adjunct Assistant Professor

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

Carmen Lozar was awarded a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass prior to attending graduate school at Alfred University where she received the MFA in 2003. Lozar has been a demonstrating artist for two Glass Art Society conferences, and was the keynote speaker and demonstrator for the International Flameworking Conference in Salem New Jersey in 2008. She was recently awarded “Rising Star of the 21st Century” from the Museum of American Glass.   In 2011, Lozar taught at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in 2013 at Pilchuck Glass School. In September of 2013 she returned to the Corning Museum of Glass for a second residency.

Lozar shows her work throughout the United States and is represented by major galleries in Seattle and Chicago. Carmen Lozar lives in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois where she maintains a studio.


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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.