Alan Iwamura

American, b. 1980 California - Based in Toledo, OH USA

Alan Iwamura explores glass in it's many forms to create artwork that seeks to bridge the gap between the self and ones heritage. Exploring aesthetic qualities and references to the natural world, Iwamura's artwork become an extension of identity.

Alan Iwamura located to Toledo Ohio in 2016 from Brooklyn, New York and is currently the Glass Studio Manager at the Toledo Museum of Art. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from CSU, Fullerton and Bachelors degree in studio art and education from CSU, Chico. Iwamura has taught accredited courses in glass for many institutions including New York University (NYU), Long Island University (LIU) and The School of Visual Arts (SVA) with a recent appointment as visiting instructor, Professor of Practice at Bowling Green State University. He is a recipient of the Leo Friedman Graduate Fellowship, New York’s Metropolitan Glass Group Fellowship, and his artwork has been featured in exhibitions throughout the US as well as publications in Brooklyn Magazine, Vogue Japan and the New York Times.