Robert Lazuka studied painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and printmaking at Arizona State University, where he earned his MFA degree. He has been a faculty member at Ohio University since 1984, serving five years as Director of the School of Art from 2001 to 2006. Robert also worked as Chief Faculty Consultant in Studio Art for the College Board from 1997 to 2000, chaired their Studio Art Development Committee for five years, has served on its Arts Advisory Committee since 2002, and began service on the Steering Committee for the Task Force on the Arts in Education in 2007.
Professor Lazuka’s prints have been selected for inclusion in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian National Museum of Art; Washington, D.C.; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris; The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; and The Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, New York, among others.
He has had numerous one-person shows including moment/momentum at the Peppers Art Gallery, University of Redlands, California, On the Horizon at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and Prints on the Landscape at Columbus Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio. He has also shown in the group exhibitions Outstanding American Prints in Ann Arbor, MI, 20th Harper National Print and Drawing Exhibition at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, Rock and Roller at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the 26th National Print and Drawing Exhibition at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He currently lives and works in Athens, Ohio.