Lukman Glasgow 1967, Miramar, CA, Photo Courtesey Rachman Cantrell
Genre: Surrealist Ceramic Sculpture
Born in Utah, Lukman Glasgow (1935-1988) received his training in Fine Arts at Brigham Young University (BA). Glasgow completed his advanced training in the arts, with a ceramic sculpture emphasis, at California State University, Los Angeles (MA). Glasgow papers are housed in the Arts and Humanities Archives, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Lukman Glasgow Memorial Gallery is located at the California Arts Council, Sacramento, California.
Glasgow’s surreal ceramic sculpture, functional and non-functional, expresses his quirky view of the contemporary and banal world, humanity and the environment. Constructions of hand-carved and sculpted clay, wheel-thrown pieces, along with molded works are used to create each work. Painted images and glazes enhance and draw together clay forms, producing Glasgow’s unique potter’s view of who and what we are, found in the craziness and harmony making up the whole of planet earth.
Lukman Glasgow’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at museums, galleries and alternative sites. California venues [solo]: Downey Museum of Art; Jennifer Pauls Gallery; Daniel Maher Gallery; Jacqueline Anhalt Gallery; Marcia Rodell Gallery; and the Rasjad Hopkins Gallery. National venues [solo]: Langman Gallery, Pennsylvania; Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon; Clay & Fiber Gallery, New Mexico; Utah Museum of Fine Art and E.B Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento. Glasgow ceramic works [group & invitational] were shown in exhibits at such sites as the Institute for Design & Experimental Art, Sacramento; Form & Function Gallery, Georgia; Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York and Arco Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles. His exhibits also included the Laguna Museum of Art; Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, USA; Museum of Fine Arts, San Diego; and Kentfield Hall, England.
Glasgow’s ceramic sculpture is found in private, public and corporate art collections. Major articles and media criticisms have been written about his work. His ceramic sculpture and writings may be found in numerous publications & books. He was honored with an Individual Artist’s Fellowship Grant (1975-1976) from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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