Artist Talk: John Luebtow
Monumental glass artist John Luebtow will discuss his life & work, as well as his dynamic and innovative career history. Luebtow’s sculptures range in scale from inches to tens of feet. Over the past 40+ years, Luebtow has become one of the most respected names in contemporary glass sculpture. He has received commissions from major public and private corporations including Hewlett-Packard, American Airlines, and NESTLÉ and he holds two distinct MFAs from UCLA, one in ceramics and one in glass.
This talk is presented in conjunction with the Craft in America Center exhibition, Democracy 2020: Craft & the Election, on view through Jan 2, 2021.
Live-streamed: NOVEMBER 20, 2020
The talk will be streamed live via Zoom and Facebook. To register for the Zoom Webinar, please click here.
About the artist:
John Luebtow has developed innovative technical processes in glass-making, introducing and incorporating gesture and expressive qualities into impeccably finished sculptural components.
Over the past 40 plus years, Luebtow has become one of the most respected names in contemporary glass sculpture. He holds a BA from California Lutheran College, and two distinct MFAs from UCLA (one in ceramics and one in glass).
Luebtow has devoted much of his career to teaching in Los Angeles. His work has been commissioned by major public and private corporations including Hewlett-Packard (HP), ARCO (Atlantic Richfield), American Airlines, NESTLÉ (Carnation), and the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla.
The Craft in America Center is supported in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Craft in America Center is supported in part by a grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov
The Craft in America Center is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.