Keith A. Ekstam


Art and Design
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Art and Design
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MFA, Ceramics/Drawing, 1987, The University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor
  • BFA, Ceramics/Painting, 1982, Mankato State University


  • Art 212 Ceramics I
  • Art 312 Ceramics III
  • Art 313 Ceramics III & IV
  • Art 399 Advanced Ceramics  
  • Art 314 Special Topics in Ceramics

Research and professional interests

  • General ceramic art and history
  • Wood-firing techniques
  • Low-firing techniques
  • General interest in art and design issues

Awards and honors

Selected exhibitions

  • "Woodfired Landscapes," group exhibition, Röhsska Swedish National Crafts Museum, Goteborg, Sweden, 2012
  • "Trace Elements," solo exhibition, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan, 2012
  • "Influences: Ceramics Invitational," Buddy Holly Art Museum, Lubbock, Tex., 2011
  • "Eight fluid Ounces," National Juried Cup Exhibition, Louisiana State University, 2010


  • Sabbatical leave for residencies in Taiwan and Sweden, Missouri State University, 2012
  • Faculty research grant for residency in Taiwan, Missouri State University, 2011
  • Summer faculty fellowship, Missouri State University, 2010
  • Cain Memorial Award, 43rdannual Small Sculpture and Drawing National Exhibition, 2009
  • First place, Missouri Art Professors Exhibition, Columbia Art League, 2008