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 three 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.
He 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 and the University of Michigan and will be at the Sawtooth Center for the Arts, NC this fall (2019).
Lou’s fine art glass, photographs, drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited and acknowledged. Some of his recent work is included in the “Popnlock” exhibition currently on view at the Habatat Galleries ( Detroit, May-June 2019); he recently won the Habatat award at the 2019 Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition at the Janice Charach gallery, and his wearable cast glass jewelry won the First Prize juror award in the exhibition, “Embodiment”, at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. He is a recipient of Ohio Arts Council and New York State grants in photography, and recently had solo exhibitions at the Soho Photo Gallery in NYC , Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (online exhibition); other exhibition venues have included: Nikon House and ICP in NYC; Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; Lightwork Gallery, Syracuse.