Image courtesy of Ellie Richards
Keith Kaziak is a sculptor and mixed media installation artist. He received his BFA (sculpture emphasis) from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2004. Kaziak is currently pursuing an MFA degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Interdisciplinary Artist Research Cohort Fellow.
He 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 also participated and exhibited 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).
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,
U of M, Minneapolis, MN (invited group, 2019); The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI (juried and invited 2019); Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gimpo-si, South Korea (juried, 2019); and DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI (juried, 2018). His sculpture series, home, is included in ACRE of ART, a public sculpture exhibit in Appleton, WI (2018-2020) and at Wayne State College, Wayne, NE (2018-2020).
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).