Keith Bryant is a lecturer in ceramics and sculpture in the Department of Art & Art History. He creates work from a place that exists beyond the confines of language yet enhances the realm of understanding riddles in life, connection, and independence. Working in wood, metals, and ceramics his forms employ abstraction but not without metaphor. His sculptures address ideas of loneliness, isolation, architecture, and landscape. His work has been exhibited nationally and held in corporate collections throughout the southeast and mountain states.
As an educator in the arts for over two decades, Keith has taught for UNC Charlotte in the Department of Art & Art History since 2000. His instructional focus is ceramics, sculpture, and three-dimensional design. A move in 1990 brought him to Charlotte, NC for the first time to teach at Central Piedmont Community College after teaching at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a BFA from Colorado State University, and a residency at Philadelphia College of Art – today known as the University of the Arts.