Glass artist, photographer, and camera-builder, Lou Krueger is an emeritus professor and former Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, where he taught art and photography for two decades. Prior, he spent seventeen years at Syracuse University where he also served as the Head of Photography, Chair of Art Media Studies, and Assistant Dean of Visual and Performing Arts. Lou received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University, with a BFA in Metals, and his MFA in Photography.
For the past six years his creative practice has focused on developing unique hybrids of photographic imagery on kiln cast glass, and the making of optical devices that embrace both glass and photography. As a maker of glass images and objects it is his goal to pioneer new directions within the world of contemporary fine art glass.
His glass, photographs, drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited. He has won exhibition awards in glass and photography and is a recipient of Ohio Arts Council and New York State grants for individual artists. His fine art glass has most recently been exhibited at Glass Art Society, member’s exhibition at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington (May 2022); Janice Charach Gallery; Kent State University, “Emerging Glass” exhibition; “Pop N’ Lock”, Habatat Gallery, Metro Detroit; “Embodiment”, Pittsburgh Glass Center. He has had solo exhibitions at the Soho Photo Gallery in NYC and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; other exhibition venues have included: The Morgan Gallery of Contemporary Glass, Pittsburgh; Nikon House and ICP in NYC; Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; Lightwork Gallery, Syracuse.
Lou has offered camera-building workshops or classes at Alfred University, Penland School of Crafts, Indiana University, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, BGSU, Syracuse University, University of Michigan and at the Sawtooth Center for the Arts, NC.