American, b. 1980 California - Based in Toledo, OH USA
Alan Iwamura explores glass in its many forms as a pursuit to contextualize the duality of identity and difference. Drawing on narratives that seek to bridge the gap between ones self and ones lived experience, Iwamura’s works occupy a space of familiarity and estrangement.
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.