Kevin W. Hughes


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, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
  • BA, College of the Ozarks, Pt. Lookout, Mo.


  • ART 101 3-Dimensional Design Theories
  • ART 212 Ceramics I
  • ART 312 Ceramics II
  • ART 313 Ceramics III
  • ART 314 Special Topics in Ceramics
  • ART 399 Individual Instruction

Professional experience

  • Associate Professor of Art, Sculpture/Ceramics, Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., 2002-present
  • Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Ind., 1990-2002

Selected exhibitions

  • 2017 “1st Annual Off Center: International Ceramic Art Competition,” Coker Family Gallery, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, Calif.
  • 2017 “SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show,” Savannah Clay Community, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, Ga.
  • 2015 “River2River: A Regional Juried Exhibition,” The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Selected visiting artist resedencies

  • 2014 Artist in Residence, Sachaqa Art Center in San Roque De Cumbaza, Peru
  • 2013 Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine
  • 2010 Artist in Residence, The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China, P.R.C.

Research and professional interests

  • Ceramics
  • Ceramics History
  • Firing a variety of Woodkilns
  • Sculpture

Awards and honors

  • 2016 “College of Arts and Letters Special Projects Grant,” co-submitted with Keith Ekstam for assistance with the “Generations” exhibition at the Filipino Cultural Center in Overland Park, Kan.
  • 2014 Missouri State University Faculty Research Grant
  • 2010 Missouri State University Sabbactial Research Leave