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.