Art and Design at Missouri State

Keith A. Ekstam

Keith A. Ekstam






Brick City (327 W Mill St) 109


Art and Design

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


  • 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


  • Sabbatical leave for residencies in Taiwan and Sweden, Missouri State University, 2012
  • Faculty research grant for residency in Taiwan, Missouri State University, 2011

Selected exhibitions

  • “Wood-firing as Catalyst,” group exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Mo., 2016
  • “Generations,” group exhibition, Filipino Cultural Center, Overland Park, Kan., 2016
  • “Aesthetic Influence: The Art of Chinese Scholar Rocks,” Kansas City Artist’s Coalition, Missouri, 2016

Selected visiting artist residencies

  • “Guldagergaard," International Ceramics Research Center, Skælskør , Denmark, 2014
  • “Wood-fired landscapes,” HDK College of Applied Arts and Crafts, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden, 2012

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