Assistant Professor | Ceramics & Sculpture
MFA, University of Florida
BS, Morgan State University
Keith Smith is a figurative sculptor working primarily in ceramics and cast metal with a long-standing commitment to making and teaching art. In 1994, he received his Bachelor of Science at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD in art education. He attended graduate school at The University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where he studied ceramics under Nan Smith and Linda Arbuckle. He received his MFA in 1999 and went on to teach, sculpt and exhibit in several different states throughout the east.
Smith has received several fellowships and scholarships that have helped fund educational and artist residency opportunities, including; The Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship, The Delores Auzenne Fellowship, The Shimpo Scholarship, The ORTGE Graduate Minority Fellowship and the Kiln God Residential Scholarship.
His teaching and administrative experience includes positions as Associate Educator for the Baltimore Museum of Art, Program Coordinator of Art in State Buildings at The University of Florida, Teaching Lab Specialist at The University of Florida, Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University and Lecturer/Technician at Northern Kentucky University.
He remains an active member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, having done shows at several of the annual conferences and a panel discussion/presentation on "Figuring the Figurine" in 2001. In addition to teaching, he exhibits on a consistent basis and gives workshops and lectures on his work.