is an independent, mixed-media artist. He has been the owner of Shatter Glass Group Inc., a private hot shop in Chicago’s inner city, for the past 25 years. His work appears in numerous private collections and was recently selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass. Friedman was an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught and lectured internationally. Chicago critic and writer James Yood selected Friedman as the “new talent for the millennium” for the millennium issue of Glass Magazine. Engagements for 2010 include a residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and a return to The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass. He has published widely. In 2007–2008, he served as visiting artist, lecturer, and graduate show critiquer at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He has also taught at Alfred University, Ohio State University, Center for Creative Studies, Aichi University, Utatsuyama Crafts Workshop, and Espace Verre. Friedman’s own education includes a BFA with Honors & High Distinction from California College of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with Marvin Lipofsky. He holds U.S. and Taiwan patents for his glass design.
Friedman says he has always believed that art is the process of asking better questions, challenging conventional wisdom, and overturning assumptions and prejudices that get in the way of imagining new possibilities. Through his work, he seeks to restore a visual sense of wonder in an increasingly jaded public consciousness. Website: lancefriedmansculpture.com Lance Friedman joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in June 2010.
Board of Directors (2012–2013)