Photo courtesy of Tom Charlesworth
Keith Kaziak is a sculptor and mixed media artist. He received his BFA (emphasis Sculpture) from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2004. Kaziak currently works at UW-Stevens Point as the Safety and Studio Coordinator in the Art & Design Department and as the Gallery Preparator for the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery. He also serves on the Board of the Stevens Point Sculpture Park. As a sculptor and iron caster, Kaziak has organized and participated in numerous iron pours throughout the Midwest. He has participated at the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (Ironbridge, England) and at the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices (Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL). In 2019, he will begin MFA studies at UW-Madison as an Interdisciplinary Artist Research Cohort Fellow.
Kaziak actively exhibits his work nationally and overseas, including most recently at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI (solo, 2019); The Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, MO (juried, 2019); Quarter Gallery, UMN, Minneapolis (invited group, 2019); The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI (juried, 2019); Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (juried, 2019); and DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI (juried, 2018). His sculpture series, home, is included in ACREofART, a public sculpture exhibit in Appleton, WI (2018-2020) and at Wayne State College, Wayne, NE (2018-2019). Recent awards include a Creative Dissemination Award, UW-Stevens Point Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (2019) and the Interdisciplinary Artist Research Cohort Fellowship, UW-Madison School of Education and the Department of Art (2019-2022).